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Aircraft Services for Flying Irish Air Charters and Flight School
Congratulations on opening your new charter service and flight school. Welcome to the Sacramento area. We know that your business owns or leases eight aircraft of varying sizes and types. Did you know that you can have them all maintained, repaired, or modified right here in Sacramento.
Gull Aviation wants to become your aircraft service company, just as we have for so many other local aviation companies. Please find enclosed a proposal introducing you to all our services and capabilities. Feel free to call us at any time with questions, and we also invite you to schedule a visit to tour our facilities in person. We hope that you will soon join your business colleagues in establishing a corporate account with us and setting up a schedule to do regular maintenance for your company’s fleet of aircraft.
You can have your entire fleet maintained, repaired, or modified right here in Sacramento at Gull Aviation Services. Gull Aviation is the trusted service provider for many other local aviation companies. We look forward to showing you a personalized service and maintenance plan at our next meeting. Gull Aviation is proud to provide a wide range of services to our clients.
Aircraft Maintenance Our certified technicians can test, repair, and perform routine maintenance on a wide variety of aircraft, from small personal two seater planes to corporate jets. See the Maintenance and Repairs pages in this proposal for more details. Aircraft Parts Sales Gull Aviation Services maintains an inventory of thousands of FAA and EASA approved aircraft parts and modification kits for a variety of aircraft. We ship all over the world.
Please call for specific items and shipping costs. Refurbishing and Renovation Services We can install state of the art seating, cabinetry, and communications equipment in all aircraft. We also offer exterior body work and painting services.
See the Renovation page in this proposal for more details. Mobile Services We can arrange for a qualified pilot to fly your aircraft from an airport to our facility and return it when our services are complete. If a craft is not airworthy, we can arrange for removal of wings and transportation via truck.
We also employ certified technicians who travel by special arrangement. Aircraft Storage Need to store an aircraft in a secure facility for a period of time. Gull Aviation can arrange for hangar storage or exterior tie down storage.
See the Facilities and Security pages for more details. Aircraft Sales When you want to sell your plane or buy a new one, Gull Aviation can provide sales agents, contract advice, and advertising services. Gull Aviation Services is located on the border of the Sacramento airport. We currently occupy three hangars as well as our office.
Hangar #1 – Small aircraft maintenance and repair This hangar can accommodate up to ten small aircraft in a secure, temperature controlled environment. We use a variety of power equipment to move and install heavy parts as needed. Hangar #2 – Jet maintenance and repair This hangar can accommodate up to three corporate jets or commercial aircraft in a secure, temperature controlled environment.
Two moveable overhead cranes can be positioned to safely move heavy components, and moveable stairways and scaffolding are used as needed to access various areas of aircraft. Hangar #3 – Body work and paint shop Half of this hangar is outfitted for stripping and body work. Here we remove exterior fittings, wash, prep, and add design patterns and marks, as well as performing any body work needed prior to painting.
The other half is our paint shop, which is outfitted with the latest lighting, positive pressure ventilation system, and heating and humidity controls that allow us to paint in any weather throughout the year. Office building Our office building is our control center where we process all paperwork and greet our clients. It contains several meeting rooms and a comfortable customer lounge where you can peruse catalogs or relax with a complimentary cup of coffee and Wi Fi while we complete a job for you.
Our contract with the airport gives us the ability to lease more hangar or tie down space as needed for aircraft storage or expansion of our operations. So rest assured that when you want us to schedule work for you, we can find the space to do the job efficiently. Want your aircraft to represent your business, or reflect your personal style.
Then you don’t want off the shelf components and the standard factory paint job. You want to customize your flying machine. Of course we can mix and match items from any standard manufacturer’s catalogs, but we also offer the following customization options.
Customized exterior paint jobs. Do you want flames, dragons, or a slogan painted on your aircraft instead of the traditional lines. We can achieve just about any look you can dream up. See our website to view some of our successes.
Interior decor. We can find the perfect fabric for your seats, custom color wall panels and cabinets, use stylized fasteners, and add extra touches to make your aircraft unique. If you can envision it, we can create it. Entertainment systems. We can build and install a state of the art music and or video system for you.
One of our most common requests these days is to install "home theatre" systems in corporate jets. Our customization experts at Gull Aviation are used to working with designers. Whether you want us to carry out the vision of your corporate designer or personal decorator, or whether you want to use our design services, we are certain that we can create exactly the look and feel you desire. Will your aircraft soon come due for a regularly mandated maintenance check to ensure its airworthiness.
We can handle your A, B, and C level maintenance checks, and can also arrange for Heavy Maintenance Visit levels if scheduled three months in advance of the occurrence. Note that each maintenance check requires some disassembly of the aircraft to inspect the components as required. A check may require several days to complete, and only after completion and testing can our certified technicians sign off on your craft’s airworthiness. In addition to performing required maintenance checks, we are always available to examine engines, check instrument panels, replace tires, spark plugs, or wires, and perform other routine tasks.
As styles change and improved components and accessories become available, you may decide that you’d like to update the interior or exterior of your aircraft. Swapping heavy older equipment for new lightweight versions can greatly improve fuel efficiency, too. Renovating refurbishing an older aircraft can extend its life and increase its value.
Gull Aviation Services can do any or all of the following updates for you. Ventilation HVAC systems Insulation Newer systems and fans are much quieter and use less energy to run, and modern insulation is more efficient and weighs less than old fashioned panels, too. Seating Installation of new lightweight ergonomic seats is our most requested renovation, because it results in greater comfort for passengers and pilot, as well as in increased fuel savings.
Galley Restrooms Nothing dates an aircraft like ancient galleys and restrooms. Modern cabinetry keeps everything easily accessible and safely secured, and new sinks and toilets make more efficient use of water and protect the environment. Storage and Cabinetry The interior of your aircraft can look like an expensive furniture gallery if you so desire, while still conforming to all regulations and recommendations.
We offer a wide variety of styles, sizes, and locking options for interior compartments and cabinetry. Electronics. Whether you need to update your instrument panel or your entertainment system, we can help you select and install the latest electronic devices in your aircraft. Exterior Updates. Gull Aviation Services can give your aircraft a new look with a custom paint job and tinted windows. We carry catalogs from all the major suppliers of interior and exterior components.
Our experts are available to help you select the items that are appropriate for your aircraft and install them to your satisfaction. We can also customize many aspects of any aircraft’s interior and exterior; see the Customization page for more information. Gull Aviation Services is fully equipped to handle the following repairs to all types of aircraft. Paint touch ups. We use only factory matched paints so repairs will be invisible.
Fiberglass repair. We can make small dings and scratches disappear, or replace whole sections of fiberglass as needed. Sheet metal repair. Our technicians are specialists in corrosion repair to sheet metal. Window repair. Got a ding or a crack in your windshield or window.
We can fix small chips, and replace whole windows, too. Parts replacement. We can supply and install a replacement for nearly any worn out part you might need, from wheels to propellers to door locks. Our certified technicians can handle almost any repair.
Call us for more information. We know that security is of the utmost concern to many of our clients. You understand that you need to know your aircraft have been accessed by only the most reliable people. Rest assured that Gull Aviation Services maintains a secure facility.
Here’s a little bit about what we do to keep your property safe. All Gull Aviation personnel must pass an annual background check. Of course we vet every employee before they can start on the job with us, but we also know that monetary stress or other issues can crop up during the course of employment, so each person that may come into contact with your aircraft must pass a background check every year. This includes subcontractors.
We have state of the art monitoring systems in place. All access doors to our facilities have electronic locks controlled by key cards, and all buildings have both interior and exterior video monitoring systems that record 24 hours a day. All facilities have smoke detection and fire suppression systems in place.
We use a reliable security service to patrol our facilities after hours. We employ TopMarx Security Services to patrol our hangars, office, and storage facilities after working hours. TopMarx also monitors the feeds from our video cameras. Your valuable aircraft are safe and secure while in the care of Gull Aviation Services.
Below is a list of some of the most important clients served by Gull Aviation Services. California Dream Air Taxi Service. We maintain this company’s fleet of six small aircraft. MannRich Music Enterprises. We customized the interiors and created unique designs for the exteriors of this entertainment company’s two small planes and one corporate jet. UPP Flying Club. This local club owns eight small planes that they rent to members.
The club has used Gull Aviation Services for 12 years to perform routine maintenance and do repairs to their fleet. Cloudway Air Cargo. This company uses its fleet of 15 jets to move delicate cargo across the United States. They specialize in transporting valuable animals such as zoo specimens and racehorses, and in shipping priceless works of art to collectors or museums. Gull Aviation Services designed and installed customized interiors for their aircraft.
Private Clients Clients come to us from around the world for customization services, repairs, or maintenance on their private aircraft. Our customer list includes the royalty and political leaders from a variety of countries, millionaires from the United States and Mexico, and—of course—many small business and individual pilots. Gull Aviation Services was founded in 1975 by Jared Gull, an Air Force pilot and private flight instructor, and his sons Thomas and Alexander Gull, who were both private pilots and aircraft mechanics in the Navy and Marines respectively. Gull Aviation Services is headquartered in Sacramento, California and has grown from a small family operation to a respected corporation that now has a staff of 87 full and part time employees.
Gull Aviation is proud to be a member of the Sacramento Better Business Bureau for the last 30 years, and has always been ranked as having excellent customer service and relations. Gull Aviation Services is certified as an authorized repair facility by the Federal Aviation Administration FAA and by the European Aviation Safety Authority EASA. Our technicians regularly attend training programs offered by all major aircraft manufacturers to get hands on experience and gain the most current technical knowledge on all models of aircraft.