Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dean Aircraft Service marks 35 years at Meridian Regional Airport (KMEI)

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The 35th anniversary of the founding of Dean Aircraft Service was celebrated at a luncheon Thursday in Meridian.

Founder Leonard Dean was joined by the staff of Meridian Regional Airport and Meridian Aviation for the event.

Dean says he started his own aircraft maintenance business in 1983 with "a tool box and a funnel". Dean sold the company to Meridian Regional Airport in 2009 and is now the director of maintenance.

"We've been able to build a reputation that people can feel very safe in aircraft that we maintain," said Dean of what makes him most proud. "I've had that told to us just many, many times."

Dean Aircraft Service was authorized as a certified repair station by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2016. It now has fourteen mechanics and six support staff.

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