Aviation America Southwest (AASW) is an American owned aviation company. Our purpose & goals are to promote and build business partners worldwide. We bring business partners together that can build trustworthy relationships. AASW is qualified in the following list of general aviation businesses. We represent ourselves as team builders and team players among worldwide business circles.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
We all know the world needs pilots and aircraft mechanics, whether in the air freight industry, airline industry, Air Medical, Airborne Law Enforcement, news, or pipeline/power-line patrol. General aviation worldwide is the world's fastest growing horizon!
At this time, AASW is working with several FAA part 141 Flight Schools & part 147 aircraft mechanics schools and universities to promote and educate students in Aviation. In the near future, schools designed toward flight instruction, aircraft engine/airframe mechanic training, and education of Fixed Base Operations & Air Traffic Control will also need to be established worldwide. These aviation-centered schools, and universities will support the growth of General and Corporate Aviation. AASW also provides student visas and housing for students attending schools abroad. Aviation America SW is the perfect partner for growth in aviation education.
AIR SHOWS, AIR RACING & MUSEUMS：
If your city or Province is planning an Airshow or interested in bringing Air Shows or Air Racing to your city. AASW has the experience to attract audiences of all ages. AASW can locate Air Show attractions and performers that will amaze any crowd. AASW would enjoy the opportunity to work with Museums to display aviation in many venues. Produce displays that will provide a learning experience for people of all ages. AASW has experience in locating Aircraft worldwide for any Museum display.
Aviation America SW is available to work alongside investors or municipalities ready to plan and build airports. Those airports will attract aviation businesses from around the world and create local jobs.
AIRCRAFT COMPANY FOR SALE:
AASW is in contact with many aviation companies worldwide that might be interested in relocating globally. The company's ready to restart manufacturing within the growing aviation community. AASW is available to work hand-in-hand with the overall layout and design of airports, runway lighting, approach & navigational aids related to the airport environment. Planning, designing, and developing local flight or fly-in communities (where aviators live with their aircraft).
Site Selection and Construction of Safe, Green, and Environmentally friendly airports. AASW is available to work with building Fixed Base Operations (FBO) designed to cater to all areas of aviation and customers in all facets of GA (Fuel, maintenance, aircraft storage, classroom environment, and medical operations).
AIRCRAFT DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT:
AASW has in-house Aircraft Design Engineers available for the initial design and development of new aircraft! Within this area, AASW is also available to modify and change existing aircraft and aircraft type certificates for resale worldwide. This enables existing aircraft to be modified to meet certification standards and fuel efficiency better.
- Engine changes to decrease fuel consumption and lower the carbon footprint of aviation-related products.
- Materials used that are lighter and less costly in manufacturing.
Our history started in the early 1980s with founder Kevin McKown who earned his pilot license & started his Aviation Career. By 1988 McKown gathered a group of Aviation engineers and enthusiasts and started a company, Airflow Composite Group.
This company’s ambitions were to develop a 6-seat, twin-engine, 3-surface, pusher type aircraft, with trailing link landing gear and 68 Liters/pr hr fuel efficient Diesel Engines. Named the 600-6, the 482/kph aircraft was Expected to enter the Experimental aircraft market in the early 1990s. With experimental certification gained, the road to full FAA certification.
This aircraft design was the First Twin Engine "Diesel" powered aircraft post World War ll. The aircraft drew worldwide attention within the aviation community! In the late '80s, the plug was pulled to a lack of funding.
By 1999 McKown established an FAA aircraft import and export company, South Aircraft. During this time, making frequent trips to Eastern Europe searching for museum-quality aircraft, McKown met officials at the Polish aircraft manufacturing company in Warsaw, Poland, from EADS-PZL. PZL consulted with McKown and decided for South Aircraft to manage marketing throughout North, Central & South America.
The task was to export from Poland and import to North America PZL's product line, then establish an aircraft dealer network to distribute to general aviation. The Aviation uses for these aircraft were airborne law enforcement and military and private aviation within the USA, Canada, and Central & South America.
Wilga Aircraft (A 4-Seat STOL Aircraft) primary purpose is law enforcement and border patrol. Kruk Aircraft (A 500-Gallon agricultural aircraft) and other aircraft built in Poland at the EADS-PZL factory. To this day, McKown continues in good standing with PZL aircraft manufacturing in Poland.
In 1999, McKown founded, with Partner Don Mickey, a general aviation magazine Southwest Aviator.
The magazine was published from 1999 to 2006 and can still be found online, <www.swaviator.com>.
McKown test-flew aircraft for magazine content, collected story information, directed distribution, and gathered advertising sales. The magazine was primarily circulated over seven years, during which the magazine grew to supply over 1500 airports, FBOs, airport lounges, restaurants, and aviation schools throughout the nine southwestern states in America.
In 2008 McKown made his first visit to China on an exploratory aviation Interest visit. During this 2008 visit, McKown agreed with his Chinese hosting partners that as China moves into the 21st century, aviation will play a huge role in China's Future. Aviation will employ millions of people and create new General & Corporate Aviation minded companies. In 2017, McKown formed AASW.
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