CHJ is a privately owned and family operated corporation. The letters CHJ represent Douglas and his wife Vicki’s three children: Chad, Heather, and Jason.
Douglas and his oldest son Chad as vice president, quality assurance manager, and office manager, are currently running the company. Vicki as secretary and Heather and Jason as directors also provide support in CHJ’s operations. Everyone that is a part of CHJ Aircraft Maintenance Inc. prides themselves on CHJ being an honest, ethical, caring, and quality company and employer that focuses on 100 percent customer satisfaction!
CHJ Aircraft Maintenance is the maintenance service provider for Lufthansa German Airlines, Continental Airlines, Continental Express Airlines, ExpressJet Airlines, Air France Airlines, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection Airlines, British Airways, Southwest Airlines, CommutAir Airlines, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Shuttle America Airlines, CSA Air, Mountain Air Cargo, and Champion Air at DTW Metro Airport.
CHJ is also established with Frontier Airlines and many of the other airlines at DTW as their secondary service provider.
Learn more about CHJ at www.chjaircraftmaintenance.com.
Albuquerque is where it all began nearly 80 years ago. William P. Cutter established the company in 1928 to serve the fledgling aviation community. He offered flight instruction, charter, instrument training, and maintenance, as well as other services. The company survived the depression, and at the outbreak of World War II became a major pilot training facility. The Navy designated it as a Naval Aerobatics School. In addition to basic flight training, many pilots were trained for glider operations.
In 1947, the company began its affiliation with Beech Aircraft Corp. This move only seemed natural. A quality product was now represented by a quality organization. From the time its first Beechcraft was delivered, the company was and continues to be synonymous with Beechcraft.
Bill R. Cutter, who started in the business by sweeping out the hangar for his mom and dad, says a close friendship with an old barnstorming buddy, eventually led to Bill Cutter’s association with Phillips 66. Cutter is now the oldest Phillips 66 product dealer in the country.
Bill P. Cutter passed away in 1963. Virginia followed in 1985. But the William P. Memorial Building at the Albuquerque International Airport is a tribute to their pioneering efforts in the aviation industry.
Today, from its genesis in a dusty hangar, the Cutter operation has grown considerably. Cutter first opened its Phoenix doors in 1959, followed by the opening of its El Paso facility in 1982, Deer Valley and San Antonio facilities in 1998, the Dallas facility in 2002; and McKinney, TX, and Colorado Springs, CO, in 2006. Albuquerque, Dallas, Deer Valley, and Phoenix are full-service fixed base operations. El Paso, McKinney, and Colorado Springs provide line services to transient aircraft, and San Antonio provides parts, A/C maintenance, and avionics servicing. Together they make up the network that provides the Beechcraft sales and service expertise. The company represents New Piper Aircraft and EADS/Socata Aircraft as well.
Three generations of family and associates have been helping business aircraft owners and operators ever since. Most of the Cutter family is active in the business. Bill Cutter is chairman of the board and son William W. “Will” Cutter is president and CEO.
Will Cutter says Cutter’s success is due, in large part, to its ongoing emphasis on the core values of respect, trust, and integrity. “These are key ingredients to a formula that has kept us at the forefront of the industry,” Cutter notes. “They have helped us establish a reputation that we are all proud of. These values have served us well, and without them, Cutter would be just another run-of-the-mill service station for airplanes.”
Cutter Aviation currently has eight locations: Albuquerque, NM; Phoenix, AZ; El Paso, TX; San Antonio, TX; Deer Valley in Phoenix, AZ; Dallas, TX; McKinney, TX; and Colorado Springs, CO.