Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Aviation restoration facility relocates to Chicago/Rockford International Airport (KRFD), Illinois

The Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) is welcoming a vintage aircraft restoration facility that is relocating its base of operations to Rockford.

Code 1 Aviation has recently moved to a hangar at RFD and will provide aircraft maintenance, restoration, avionics, sales, training and consulting services for owners and operators of ex-military, “warbird”-type aircraft.

The company provides maintenance services to clients around the world.

“Our team includes structural and sheet metal specialists, avionics and systems technicians, engine and airframe mechanics, and more,” said Code 1 Aviation President Nathan Jones. “We also provide import/export services, crating and shipping, and other specialty services. We know how to get through the maze of government regulations and procedures that go along with owning and operating these specialized airplanes.”

“Code 1” is a military aviation term for an aircraft that is in perfect condition, and is ready to fly with no discrepancies.

Code 1’s specialists have decades of experience with aircraft as diverse as World War II fighters, 1950s-era jet fighters, MiGs and various other Eastern-bloc aircraft, and even helicopters.

Code 1 Aviation will also provide aircraft sales and brokering for warbird owners, and those who are in the market for an aircraft.

Code 1 Aviation also operates a maintenance facility in Lakeland, Fla.

From the Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2013, issue

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