KBFS, wholly owned Subsidiary of S3, is increasingly focused on improving the quality of products and services it delivers at Draughon-Miller Airport in Temple, TX. As part of its Part 145 Repair Station operations, KBFS offers insured and certificated products and services that separate the subsidiary from many of its less experienced competitors in the Central Texas area. During 2018, the twentieth year that the repair station purchased by KBFS in 2013 has operated at the Temple airport, S3 is making additional resources available to expand KBFS’ offerings and renew our focus on general aviation customer satisfaction. The article below highlights the importance KBFS assigns to safety, insured professional services, and its many customers.
Unless we are really fortunate and just have money to burn, most of us shop for the best value when we are looking for goods and services – for our home, our car, or even our airplane. Unfortunately, the least expensive option is not always the best value or even a safe deal. As aircraft owners, we may be easily tempted by independent A&P Mechanics who will complete our annual inspections and unscheduled maintenance for what seems like a bargain. The danger in this temptation is that even though the A&P might be a good mechanic, we need to know if he has the proper information, relevant training and experience, financial stability and frequently FAA audited oversight that provides regulated assurances and safety for the repair work.
Several items need to be considered when we are selecting someone or some facility to perform maintenance on our aircraft.
Kachemak Bay Flying Service (KBFS) is an FAA approved 14 CFR Part 145 Repair Station that exceeds all of these requirements. We maintain a subscription for all maintenance manuals for aircraft we maintain and always conduct maintenance in accordance with manufacturer procedures and FAA rules. When we add a new aircraft to our list of provided services, we send our maintenance staff to the manufacturer’s school and update our maintenance manual subscription to include the new model. KBFS has been conducting maintenance activity in the same facility as Summit Aviation and KBFS for over 15 years. We are not a startup organization. We are the wholly owned subsidiary of System Studies and Simulation (S3), an aviation support company that has been around for more than 27 years and provides service solutions to government and commercial customers at more than 40 sites world-wide. Our Director of Maintenance has over 40 years of experience in aircraft maintenance with over 20 years maintaining light piston powered airplanes and helicopters. All of our mechanics and avionics personnel have service experience on rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft. We maintain insurance with limits well in excess of the minimum required to protect Temple Airport facilities and include product liability insurance above broker recommended coverage.
KBFS owns its own aircraft and several S3 employees own general aviation airplanes. Because of our long history of flying and fixing aircraft, we take this business seriously and want the very best for our customers. Our Part 145 maintenance at Temple Airport is not a hobby – we enjoy providing quality service to our neighbors. If you are not using KBFS as your maintenance provider, we hope you will give us a try. And if you already come to us for service, please tell how we can improve our services and provide you the best quality possible. Please contact us at 254-773-9902 or 254-771-0077 to schedule your maintenance needs.