Executive Beechcraft Celebrates 70 Years

KANSAS CITY, MO -- Executive Beechcraft will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Nov. 15. The day has also been declared Executive Beechcraft Day by Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Missouri Governor Matt Blunt.

The general aviation fixed-base operator has specialized in aircraft sales and support, maintenance, avionics, and aircraft management since 1938. The company is also involved in civic, charitable, and community efforts such as Challenge Air, Angel Flight Central, and Midwest Transplant Network.

"We’ve been here through it all," says Ed Chevrestt, Vice President and General Manager of Executive Beechcraft. "In fact, EB’s downtown Kansas City facility even dates back to the founding days of Trans World Airlines (TWA), where Howard Hughes himself had an office."

The company that began as a family business was sold in 2007, and is now a part of BBA Aviation, a global provider of aviation services and flight support based in London.

"The EB family is a great team with a proud 70 year tradition," says Chevrestt. "Seventy years in this competitive business is a testament to company founder Dan Meisinger Sr. and the people who have made EB a success."

A renovation now in progress at Executive Beechcraft's downtown flagship facility. The project is expected to be complete in early 2009.

In addition to celebrating its 70th anniversary at the downtown Kansas City facility, Executive Beechcraft will be celebrating at each of its three other locations: Kansas City’s International Airport (MCI), Johnson County’s New Century Airport (IXD), and Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS).

For more information visit www.ExecutiveBeechcraft.com.