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About KCAC Aviation

KCAC provides a variety of services to its customers including aircraft sales, charter services, avionics and aircraft maintenance. We have been a key innovator in the aviation industry for over 50 years and we are constantly striving to raise the bar and create A New Standard for Business Aviation. This standard is one that we are continually improving upon and it’s a standard that sets us apart from our competitors.

At KCAC, we realize that our associates provide the cornerstone for the company’s success. If it were not for the high level of professionalism and expertise that our associates offer our customers and to each other, we would not be as successful as we are today.

Since opening its doors in 1966, KCAC has proudly served customers sharing a passion for all things aviation. Our commitment to providing our clients with attentive, dependable service remains unwavering and we look forward to serving you and helping you achieve your aviation goals.

Your Partner in Business Aviation

Our client relationships go far beyond simply selling an aircraft. We view our customers as partners and are here to provide guidance and assistance no matter how great or small the need. KCAC offers maintenance and FBO services to keep your aircraft at peak performance. Our team can also provide full management of your aircraft which, in turn, will earn you passive revenue from your aircraft and help offset the cost of ownership. We will put your aircraft to work for you, keeping it in the air, even when you are on the ground.

Businesses that regularly embark on business travel typically find themselves weighing the pros and cons of private aviation. Trust the KCAC Aviation team to help you find the right solution for your business needs. We will identify the best aircraft or charter service to increase your efficiency and help grow your business.

Awards and Recognition

KCAC Aviation prides itself as being best in class. Others agree, recognizing our maintenance, charter and sales programs with top industry accolades. For over 10 years, KCAC Aviation has received the Pilatus Top Sales Award and was named Pilatus Dealer of the Year in 2011 and 2012. In 2016, our maintenance team received the exclusive diamond certification for the excellent service we provided our clients. At KCAC, we look forward to putting our award winning efforts to work for you.


Meet the Team

What sets KCAC Aviation apart from others is our dedicated team of professionals who are constantly striving to raise the bar and create A New Standard for Business Aviation. From the dynamic sales team to the best maintenance team in the business, the KCAC Aviation team is ready to put their years of experience to work for you.

Get to know our team

Angelo Fiataruolo

Angelo Fiataruolo

General Manager and President

Angelo has over 30 years of aviation experience, previously serving as President & CEO of Pilatus Business Aircraft & as an executive in the Citation and Challenger programs. His passion for aviation permeates KCAC’s culture. From maintenance & parts to charter & sales, Angelo works collaboratively with the team to ensure customer satisfaction. When he’s not helping customers experience the benefits of private business aviation, you might find Angelo enjoying a glass of wine or gourmet cooking.

Mark Riley

Mark Riley

Asst. General Manager

Growing up around the aviation Air Capital of the World in Wichita, KS, Mark took his first GA flight in 1986 aboard a King Air. With over 20 years of aviation experience and a finance background, Mark joined KCAC in 2005. Mark works in many facets of KCAC, but his favorite aspect of his job is collaborating with the sales team on aircraft deals and providing business solutions to KCAC’s clients. When he is not at work, he enjoys outdoor activities, sports and spending time with family.

Tony Mateer

Tony Mateer

Director of Operations

Tony has over 25 years in aviation, both as a pilot & manager with over 7500 flight hours. Before aviation, Tony was in the automotive industry. He has worked as a pilot and Director of Ops flying charter and air ambulance services for 10+ years prior to joining KCAC. When not at work, Tony can be found in the kitchen with a glass of wine cooking with his wife Anne, grilling or tinkering on basement projects. Exceptional customer service is at the heart of all of his business endeavors.

Thomas Conley

Thomas Conley

Director of Maintenance OJC

As a seasoned aviation professional, Tom brings to KCAC a diversified knowledge base of both business jets & general aviation. He supervises the maintenance team to ensure compliance with the FAA. He serves as the customer service liaison establishing & maintaining rapport with new & existing clientele. Tom’s passion is to provide a high level of service, promoting safety & enhancing the enjoyment of owners and operators. In his spare time, Tom enjoys woodworking, bicycling & snow skiing.

Christopher Faulbaum

Christopher Faulbaum

Director of Maintenance SUS

Chris Faulbaum has been employed in General Aviation maintenance for 38+ years. Early in his aviation career, he traveled performing AOG repairs to get customers back in service or to make a repair to get it back to the shop. Before KCAC he managed the avionics and maintenance shops at Executive Beechcraft St. Louis for 20 years. Chris now manages the Maintenance Shop for KCAC at KSUS. His leisure time is spent enjoying travel, gourmet food and wine.

Michael Kolman

Michael Kolman

Regional Director of Pilatus Aircraft Sales
IA, KS, MO, NE, OK

In 1986, Michael started his aviation education at Utah Valley Univ. & then graduated from Spartan School of Aeronautics in 1989. He holds an ATP pilot certificate & has logged nearly 3000 flight hours. Michael has worked for various OEMs & feels that the greatest value he can bring to his clients is being a trusted advisor analyzing his customers’ needs. Michael & Melanie are proud parents of 8 kids, 2 married, 2 in college and 5 keeping them constantly on the go with school outings & sports.

Joshua Kovac

Joshua Kovac

Regional Director of Pilatus Aircraft Sales
IL, IN, MN, WI

Grandson of a WWII B-17 pilot, and son to an Army Huey pilot, Josh took his place in the family business flying F-18’s with the Marine Corps. A graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Josh spent early summers working line service in Santa Monica Airport, CA. As an aircraft researcher, he matriculated to market analyst, then accredited appraiser. Josh offers clients clear perspective based in quantitative analysis when assessing options. Oftentimes, the power of Pilatus is discovered.

Dave DeWalt

Dave DeWalt

Piper Aircraft Sales – KS, MO, OK, AR
PreOwned Aircraft Sales

Dave spent summers as a child camping at AirVenture. That fueled his love for aviation & by high school, he was already flying. Dave graduated with a degree in Economics & Accounting with a focus in new business development, but once he realized he could make a living in aviation, he jumped in & never looked back. Dave has been selling aircraft for KCAC since 1999. When he isn’t flying he is either restoring classic cars & motorcycles or spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks with family.

Kiz Olson

Kiz Olson

Human Resources Manager

Kiz found her passion for HR early on and has been a part of the KCAC family for nearly 20 years. Even when she worked retail prior to joining KCAC, Kiz gravitated towards the employee hiring, benefits & training side & she decided to get her Masters in Human Resources. Kiz likes the variety each day brings & enjoys working with management and employees to make KCAC an employer of choice. Outside of work, Kiz and her husband Jeff enjoy spending time with her step-daughter & extended family.

Mike Turner

Mike Turner

Marketing Director

A 30-year veteran in marketing and aviation, Mike has seen the sales and marketing disciplines evolve with changes in customer buying habits. Working at aircraft OEMs and top service providers has provided him with unique perspectives on the complex buying processes associated with aircraft purchase, service and modification. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Aviation Institute. When he’s not working, Mike spends time with his family and enjoying the outdoors.

Cathy Lanning

Cathy Lanning

Charter Coordinator

In Cathy’s 38 year tenure at KCAC, she started as fuel sales/ aircraft rental coordinator and has worked her way up to Charter Coordinator. Cathy has enjoyed seeing the position evolve from post-it notes and measuring with string on a wall map, to the now completely computer automated systems. Her favorite part about her job is how each trip is unique. In her spare time, she likes to cook and collect antique glass and crystal.

Nicole Taber

Nicole Taber

Charter Assistant

Nicole Taber started her career at KCAC in the customer service department and was quickly promoted to Charter Assistant. Her career background includes business development, client relationship management and customer service. Nicole enjoys working day-in and day-out assisting customers with their travel needs. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Washburn University with an emphasis in Human Services. When Nicole is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Lindsay Barnard

Lindsay Barnard

Controller

Lindsay is proud to put her 10+ years of accounting experience to work as the Controller for KCAC Aviation. She graduated with a degree in Accounting from MidAmerica Nazarene University and enjoys using those skills within the aviation industry. One exciting aspect of Lindsay’s job is getting to be a passenger in various aircraft while visiting our sister facility in St. Louis. When Lindsay isn’t crunching numbers, she enjoys trying new recipes and spending time with her family and friends.

Bill Lento

Bill Lento

QA Manager and Chief Inspector

Bill started his aviation career in 1988 as an Apache helicopter crew chief. He went to Maple Woods Community College to earn his A & P licenses and graduated from Kansas State Univ. with a degree in Aviation Technology. He has worked in the experimental flight dept. for Beechcraft. Bill has worked for KCAC since 2004, first a mechanic & now serves as the QA Manager and Chief Inspector. Bill is the valid holder of Airframe, Powerplant, & Inspection Authorization certificates from the FAA.

Steve Hinkle

Steve Hinkle

Avionics Technician

Steve’s avionics career started in the U.S. Navy repairing multiple military aircraft. The skill set that he acquired in the military is what led him to join the KCAC team in 2007. Outside of work, Steve has over 20 years of volunteer adventures with the Boy Scouts of America. Now that their boys are on their own, Steve has more time to help his wife with her many Pinterest projects!

Diana Smotherman

Diana Smotherman

Contract Administrator

Diana started at KCAC in 2001. She has had many roles while at KCAC, but for the last 10 years has been our Contract Administrator. From the initial factory order through watching owners fly off in their new planes, Diana is there to assist not only the customers, but also the aircraft sales team & the other departments that play an active role in the sales process. Outside of work, Diana enjoys road trips & spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Dennis Schmitt

Dennis Schmitt

Customer Service Supervisor

Dennis has always enjoyed aviation; from building remote controlled aircraft to a career in the Air Force. Dennis retired from the Air Force after 23 years of service and utilizes his aviation background and can-do attitude to exceed the expectations of KCAC’s customers. His favorite part of the job is taking care of the customer’s needs and the relationships his team has built with repeat customers. When he’s not at work, Dennis can usually be found enjoying the outdoors.

Carrie Gicante

Carrie Gicante

Marketing Supervisor

As a kid, Carrie always loved going to air shows with her family to watch the Blue Angels perform and see the B-2’s at Whiteman AFB. Today, she puts her years of marketing experience to work for KCAC in a variety of ways, including coordination of the Great Planes Air Expo. When Carrie isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family and traveling to wherever the next adventure takes her whether it’s hiking an active volcano in Chile or cruising the sand dunes of Oklahoma on her 4-wheeler!

Courtney Liotta

Courtney Liotta

Digital Design Specialist

Coming from a creative background, Courtney stepped into the world of aviation five years ago. She has loved learning something new about the industry every day and has logged some student hours along the way to better understand the products. Her favorite thing about her job is watching things go from just an idea to the final product. When Courtney isn’t creating things, she loves to bake, watch home remodeling shows on HGTV and take her dog to the park.


Contact Our Team

Contact our aircraft sales team
913.324.1250 | 866.359.5222
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Contact our charter and aircraft management team
913.782.0530 | 800.720.5222
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Contact our maintenance team
913.782.0530 | 800.720.5222
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KCAC Aviation has locations in Olathe, Kansas at the Johnson County Executive Airport (OJC) and in Chesterfield, Missouri at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS).

OJC: Johnson County Executive Airport

15325 S. Pflumm
Olathe, KS 66062
913.782.0530

Hours of Operation:
Front Desk –
Monday – Friday: 0600-1900
Saturday and Sunday: 0700-1900
Line Service –
7 days a week, 0500-2300

SUS: Spirit of St. Louis Airport

525 Turbine Avenue
Chesterfield, MO 63005
636.532.6155

Hours of Operation:
Front Desk –
Monday – Friday: 0700-1600
Saturday and Sunday: Closed


Join Our Team

If you are looking for an exciting career in the aviation industry and are passionate about providing customers with excellent service and support, KCAC would like to hear from you. We offer a wide range of benefits, rewarding careers and a great work environment backed by our award winning team of professionals.

Benefits Package

  • Company paid benefits (Healthcare, Dental, Vision and Prescriptions)
  • Competitive salary
  • Drug free workplace
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid holidays
  • Profit sharing
  • Vacation time
  • 401K plan

If you would enjoy working with our team of aviation enthusiasts and desire to share your knowledge and skills with fellow customers and associates, you might be a good fit for KCAC Aviation.

Please review our list of job openings and, if interested, please complete the online employment application and include a copy of your current resume.

Olathe, KS

Chief Demonstration Pilot

KCAC Aviation, located in Olathe, KS, is looking to hire a Demonstration Pilot for Pilatus Aircraft who can sell the airplane as well as they can fly it. We’re not looking for just any Joe/Jane Pilot. You will assist the sales team through expert aircraft technical and flight demonstrations. Your personality is outgoing, professional and oriented towards taking care of the customer. Because you have at least four-year’s background as a demo pilot, you know that our customers have very discerning taste, high expectations and demand exceptional experiences. During preflight presentations and demonstration flights, you will set the tone for that experience.

KCAC is one of the top-selling Pilatus Aircraft representatives serving a nine-state Pilatus territory in the Upper Midwest and has won the top-dealer award several times. Recognized as a top sales and service center for over 50 years, KCAC Aviation’s expert staff strives to earn our customer’s trust through a commitment to provide unwavering support to help them achieve their aviation dreams.

KCAC Aviation offers a competitive salary, company paid benefits and insurance, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Send your resume to: KCAC Aviation, Attn: Human Resources, 15325 S. Pflumm, Olathe, KS 66062 or fax (913) 324-1268. E-mail: Kiz Olson.

Aircraft Line Service

KCAC Aviation, located at Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe, KS is looking to fill full-time Line Service positions.

Available shifts are:

  • Monday thru Sunday 2pm to 11pm

Candidate must be able to work multiple shifts, weekends and holidays. Employee must be 18 years of age or older. Position will fuel, move and wash airplanes and interact with customers on a daily basis. This is an entry level position and candidates must also be able to work outside in inclement weather and be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. Partial company paid insurance and benefits are available. KCAC requires a pre-employment drug screen, background check and valid driver’s license.

KCAC Aviation offers a competitive salary, company paid benefits and insurance, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Send your resume to: KCAC Aviation, Attn: Human Resources, 15325 S. Pflumm, Olathe, KS 66062 or fax (913) 324-1268. E-mail: Kiz Olson.

Chesterfield, MO

None at this time

For additional information, contact Kiz Olson, H.R. Manager or call 913.782.0530 or 800.720.5222.