Av8 Group

About The AV8 Group

At the Av8 Group of companies, we have refined our expertise and years of industry experience in PMA parts, accessory and component MRO as well as AOG parts services into one common mission - To provide solutions for some of today's most prevalent problems in the aircraft parts and component segment.

Founded by Yoel Arnoni, an industry veteran who first built a solid reputation as a parts and repair resource for Hawker 125 series aircraft, the Av8 Group quickly identified many synergies in engineering, overhaul and parts distribution while revolutionizing the overhaul and repair of landing gear units for the Hawker. Not to be ignored, these synergies were the basis of an expansion into other areas that could benefit from the group’s expertise. Today, the Av8 Group is comprised of three distinct units that benefit greatly from shared resources, experience and expertise: Av8 MRO, Av8 PMA and Av8 AOG.
AV8 MRO Hawker Landing Gear Inventory and Shipping
AV8 PMA Aircraft Parts Engineering Services

Av8 MRO is an FAA and EASA-approved repair station that specializes in the overhaul and repair of landing gear

Av8 PMA is an FAA-PMA (Parts Manufacture Approval) specializing in the re-engineering, certification and manufacturing of unsupported, hard to find or out of production parts.

Av8 AOG focuses on aircraft parts solutions through expedited AOG services, OEM & PMA parts sales and distribution as well as managed repair services for operators and MRO’s alike.

Meet the Team

Yoel Arnoni

Yoel has been working on Hawkers and overhauling landing gear since 1979. In 1986, Yoel founded Arnoni Aviation, which quickly grew into the premier Hawker parts supplier and overhaul shop. In 2006 Arnoni was sold to BBA Aviation and now operates as Ontic Houston.

Mike Washburn

Mike began working on corporate jets in 1989, specifically on the Hawker series aircraft. In 1996, Mike joined Arnoni Aviation, where he developed and then led the Hawker landing gear overhaul shop. Over the many years he spent running the gear shop, he worked with both OEM Engineers and DERs to develop a host of repairs for gears and other major components. This extensive experience makes him one of the world’s leading experts on Hawker Landing Gear.

Russell Eckhart

Russell joined Arnoni Aviation directly from A&P School in 1992. He has held almost every position possible in a growing aviation company. Throughout his career he has held the title Shop Manager, Technical Sales Manager, Purchasing Manager and Repair Station Chief Inspector. In addition, Russell also held the position of Quality Manager, and the Continuing Improvement Program Development Manager and instructor. He also established and ran the in-house plating shop, and as part of his duties, he acted as the Environmental Safety Manager.
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