About Us

Southwest Airframe & Tank Services is an FAA Approved Repair Station and provider of onsite fuel leak repairs and onsite airframe structural sheetmetal repair. We service all types of jet aircraft including Lear Jet, Gulfstream, Cessna Citation, Falcon Jet, Astra, BeechJet, Westwind, Hawker, Bombardier Challenger, Global Express, Boeing series and many others. Our detailed specializations are listed on our Services page.

Southwest Airframe & Tank Services is a team of dedicated professional aviation MX technicians. Our technician retention rate has given SWAT the advantage of long term customer relations. Our highly experienced staff members will understand your maintenance needs.

We Come to You

SWAT is working for you behind the scenes at many major business jet aircraft OEM service centers and MRO centers. We are working for you onsite in a private remote hangar or on a busy airport ramp. Trust that your aircraft will safely be repaired in accordance with FAA approved procedures from an FAA approved Repair Station.

SWAT will even service overseas! So far, we've been to:

Emergency Service

Southwest Airframe & Tank Services is available 24/7 for onsite fuel leak repairs and onsite airframe structural repair. We are easily accessible via email, website, or just a simple phone call. Our phones are manned 24/7 live by our own staff, not an answering service. You will speak with an on-call staff member capable of quickly arranging our services to meet your individual requirements be it AOG emergency repair or scheduled inspection. From your initial contact with SWAT our response times to onsite field service at your aircraft is within 24 hours or less in most cases.

Specialization

With well over 20 years of practical experience, we give you immediate response, fair and competitive rates, and professional services by experienced and trained technicians. We study airframe technology and utilize the latest tooling and equipment. We also provide DER engineering when required and we have developed and manufactured approved specialized tooling, shoring and equipment. We back our repairs with the longest WARRANTY in our business.



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Qualifications & Ratings

SWAT - QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
FAA 145 REPAIR STATION ( Air Agency Certificate | Operations Specifications )
SWAT - FAA 145 REPAIR STATION ( Florida Agency Certificate and Specifications )
  WUTR592X
SWAT - FAA / DOT Anti-Drug & Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program
  Ops Spec A449 (a-d)

SWAT - SAFETY & TRAINING PROGRAMS

  • Confined Space Entry
  • Continuous Air Monitoring
  • Hazardous Communication
  • Hazardous Material
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Lock Out - Tag Out
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Human factors
  • Suspected Unapproved Parts
  • Integral Fuel Tank Maintenance
  • Respiratory Issuance
  • Respiratory Protection

FAA Approved Training Program FAR 145.163

SWAT - AIRCRAFT RATINGS for ALL MAKES & MODELS through our IA / A&P Licensed Technicians and FAA Approved Repair Station

OEM TYPES

  • Airbus
  • Boeing
  • Bombardier
  • British Aerospace
  • Cessna
  • Commander
  • Dassault Falcon Jet
  • Douglas
  • Embraer
  • Fairchild
  • Gulfstream
  • Hawker Beechcraft
  • Israeli Aircraft Industries
  • Lockheed
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Piaggio
  • Pilatus
  • Saab
  • Saberliner
  • Sino Swearingen
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Airframe Structural Maintenance & Repair

S.W.A.T. Inc. offers comprehensive, onsite, Airframe Structural maintenance and repair services to its customers.

Our airframe structural services are rated for all makes and models of aircraft through Repair Station and A&P / IA Technicians.

Our professional, knowledgeable staff can assist you with the following:

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Aircraft Fuel Leak Repair

S.W.A.T. Inc. offers comprehensive Fuel System maintenance and repair services to its customers. Our fuel system services are rated for all makes and models of aircraft through Repair Station and A&P / IA Technicians.

Fuel System Maintenance & Service

Fuel Cell - (Rubberized bladder type) Repair, Recertification, Replacement & Exchange Inventory

Confined space entry for fuel cell bladder access

A.E.R.O. Response Team - Emergency fuel bladder entry

Our professional, knowledgeable staff can assist you with the following:

  • Fuel Leak Detection & Repairs
  • Pre-purchase Inspections
  • Scheduled maintenance / inspections
  • Installation of Auxiliary fuel systems
  • Corrosion inspection and removal
  • Airframe and structural repair (fuel system related)
  • Compliance with service bulletins (fuel system related)
  • Fuel leak positive & negative isolation testing
  • Fuel Vent system troubleshooting
  • Fuel Distribution system troubleshooting
  • Fuel Quantity troubleshooting
  • Fuel System component troubleshooting, removal and replacement
  • Integral Fuel Tank - stripping processes

FQIS - Fuel Quantity Indication System

S.W.A.T. Inc. offers comprehensive on site FQIS maintenance and repair to its customers.

Our FQIS services are rated for all makes and models of aircraft through Repair Station and A&P/IA Technicians.

Our professional, knowledgeable staff can assist you with the following:

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Airframe Structural Maintenance

S.W.A.T. Inc. offers comprehensive, onsite, Airframe Structural maintenance and repair services to its customers.

Our airframe structural services are rated for all makes and models of aircraft through Repair Station and A&P / IA Technicians.

Our professional, knowledgeable staff can assist you with the following:

DER Structural Engineering

S.W.A.T. Inc. offers comprehensive, DER Structural Engineering Services to its customers. Our technicians and QC department measures, drafts, submits dimensions and communicate directly with the FAA.

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Fleet Reliability & Management Program

SWAT has developed and executed fleet reliability programs for a variety of on-demand aircraft charter and transport aircraft.

You will have cost control, unparalleled warranty coverage, substantial decreases in fleet downtimes, and expenditures only related to fuel leak repairs.

Call our offices to discuss how we may develop and implement your Fleet Reliability & Management Program.

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Warranty

Southwest Airframe & Tank Services offers the most comprehensive yet basic Warranty Programs available in Aviation today.

We have the LONGEST WARRANTY in the industry!!

Fuel Tank Repair Warranty

Our warranty coverage is unsurpassed in aircraft fuel leak and structural repairs. No travel expenses are ever charged to our customers for return warranty coverage within 30 days of repair completion.

Standard Limited Warranty Summary

180 day / Six Month Warranty for partial repair of fuel leaks - (Still longest in industry!)

One-Year Warranty for approved repair of all classifications of fuel leaks and recommended preventative items

Fleet Management Program - specific warranty coverage available extending from major letter check to check.

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Directory

John R. Stewart Jr. President / General Manager (214) 912-6389 jstewart@swat-aircraft.com
Mike Wright Vice President (817) 480-4341 mwright@swat-aircraft.com
Eva Metodi Parts Sales / Purchasing Manager (214) 902-8223 Swat.Inc@swat-aircraft.com
Monica Rivera Accounting Manager (214) 902-8223 mrivera@swat-aircraft.com
Tim Bowman Director of Quality Assurance (214) 669-0807 tbowman@swat-aircraft.com
Jerry Hogue Central Florida Maintenance Manager (469) 576-4099 jhogue@swat-aircraft.com
Troy Kilgore South Florida Maintenance Manager (954) 275-6426 tkilgore@swat-aircraft.com
Michael Pemberton Western Region Maintenance Manager (520) 975-3314 mpemberton@swat-aircraft.com
Charles Reece Large Aircraft Fleet Manager (765) 524-3850 creece@swat-aircraft.com
Misti Gensler Travel Coordinator / Parts Sales Assistant (214) 902-8223 mgensler@swat-aircraft.com
Jenny Stewart Chief Financial Officer (214) 557-3158 jenny.stewart@swat-aircraft.com
Shawn Price Director of Maintenance (214) 878-3752 sprice@swat-aircraft.com
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Careers

Applicants must be highly motivated individuals, able to work well with others, have a strong mechanical background, and be able to work flexible shifts and overtime. Previous airframe or fuel system repair experience, or an A&P license is required.

If you're a career seeking professional with aircraft repair experience then submit your resume in MS Word or PDF format to careers@swat-aircraft.com.

SWAT Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a full-line of benefits.

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