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About Us

KING AEROSPACE, Inc. (KAI) has provided the highest level of aviation support services to both domestic and foreign governments and military organizations since 1992. The company has been involved in the design, development and modifications of a wide range of special mission aircraft.

KING AEROSPACE, Inc. also has provided special mission equipment operators and training to military organizations around the world. The KAI team routinely manages and maintains fleets of government owned aircraft deployed around the world. It is not uncommon for major defense contractors to subcontract key components of projects or contracts to KAI. KING AEROSPACE, Inc. provides contractors an outstanding strategy based on KAI cost effectiveness and exceptional quality. KING AEROSPACE, Inc. also operates FAA repair stations to support government and military operations.

KING AEROSPACE, Inc. is a certified AS9110 company.

Our Team

The KING AEROSPACE, Inc. team can be summed up in one word: passionate. To meet the demanding requirements of operating in special mission aviation environments, KAI personnel are both technically competent and committed to the mission. The KAI team takes a “no excuses” approach to serving customers. Many team members have served in the military. What brings them to KAI is a passion to make a positive difference and a desire to continue to serve their country, working in a company that shares many of the values that make the U.S. Armed Forces the best in the world. KING AEROSPACE values servant leadership, integrity and a problem solving approach to serving customers.

Chairman and Founder

Jerry Allan King-Echevarria

Mr. King has nearly 40 years of experience in military, commercial and corporate aviation. Prior to founding the KING AEROSPACE companies in 1992, he was Co-Owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Air Center. Under his direction, Associated experienced record growth in the V VIP aircraft support industry. Mr. King has been intimately involved in the management of countless V VIP aircraft, corporate jets, and helicopter completion, refurbishment, and modification projects. Mr. King is the driving force behind KING AEROSPACE’s culture that focuses on positive customer relationships, values, and principles of service greater than self. He has a BBA degree from Texas State University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He is a licensed pilot and supports several nonprofit organizations.


Jarid King

Jarid has been involved in a wide range of roles at KING AEROSPACE, including aircraft support at a remote overseas location. He grew up in the aviation business and has been in all aspects of KAI. During his apprenticeship at KING AEROSPACE, Jarid earned the respect of customers, employees and other industry professionals by working alongside KAI team members in providing aircraft support services to customers. He has spent time at KING AEROSPACE international sites working in all departments of aircraft support services. Jarid has a degree in management from Oklahoma State University, where he played varsity Division One football as a defensive tackle. He is a licensed pilot and the company representative to the National Aircraft Retailers Association.

Cornerstone Principles

Commitment to all of these principles is mandatory for all
KING AEROSPACE employees, vendors and subcontractors.

  • Mutual Respect
  • Honesty and Trust
  • Non-Political Environment
  • Team Oriented
  • Demonstrated Performance
  • Pro-Active / Problem Solving Attitudes
  • Quality in Everything (“No Excuses”)
  • Earn a Fair Profit