Spirit Aeronautics

Tony Bailey Named President of Spirit Avionics

Spirit Avionics, Ltd based in Columbus, Ohio has reinforced its position as a growing aviation services company with worldwide reach by naming aviation veteran Tony Bailey as President.

“As a proven executive with more than 30 years’ experience in a multitude of leadership roles at world class organizations such as Comlux Aviation Services and Pentastar Aviation, Tony Bailey was the perfect choice as a leader to help us renew our leadership and implement a strategy to grow our worldwide footprint,” said Rick Ochs, Chairman and Founder of Spirit Avionics. “Previous collaborations over the years have shown Tony to be one of those people with tremendous business acumen, a stellar reputation in the industry, and a true industry leader with unique knowledge and abilities. We are extremely fortunate that he joined our team at a time when we have the desire and resources to reinforce our position as a growing worldwide aviation services company!”

I truly believe that life doesn’t always take us where we planned to go but to where we need to be and that is certainly true for me,” said Tony Bailey, President of Spirit Avionics. “I have known Rick and the team at Spirit Avionics for nearly a decade and I admired their work ethic and commitment to total customer satisfaction. I always believed that they were on the cusp of being a world renowned aviation service company and now I get to be a part of this amazing organization! It is a fantastic opportunity to share what I know and learn from the best core team in the industry.”

Tony Bailey, the former CEO of Comlux Aviation Services, grew up in New Mexico and began his career in aviation in 1983 when he joined the United States Marine Corps as an aircraft Electrician on F-4 Phantoms. Since then, he has gained vast business and educational experience holding various positions with titles including President, CEO, General Manager, Director of Avionics & Engineering, Director of Maintenance, Avionics Manager, Quality Control Inspector, and Instrument & Autopilot Supervisor. Tony is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University and holds an FAA A&P License.

Spirit Avionics, Ltd located in Columbus, Ohio is an Authorized Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, Aircell, and Garmin service facility and is a provider of worldwide aviation services that include aircraft management, avionics, parts sales, engineering, aircraft maintenance, and avionics design and integration.