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About KCAC Aviation

A factory-authorized aircraft sales and service center for Pilatus Aircraft and Piper Aircraft, KCAC Aviation has guided many owners and pilots through the ins and outs of private aviation. From aircraft ownership, to charter, maintenance and everything in between, the tenured team at KCAC works passionately to keep you in the air and on your way to your next business deal or personal adventure.

Our knowledgeable sales team understands that your choice of aircraft is mission critical. They will help you determine your mission requirements, aircraft goals and enhance your ownership experience. With intimate knowledge of Pilatus and Piper aircraft, as well as involvement with several other aircraft and equipment manufacturers, they will guide you to the best aircraft model for your needs. Pulling from years of aviation experience and personal flight hours, their expertise will help you select the best aircraft for your mission profile.

When selecting an aviation partner, remember the importance of the people behind the service. When you work with an experienced team that’s filled with professional and knowledgeable experts who care about you and your aircraft, you’re in good hands and ready to take on new opportunities, one flight at a time.

When you work with KCAC Aviation, you become part of the KCAC family. And like any great family, we take care of each other.

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 enabling you to enjoy both the benefits and excitement of owning your own aircraft while aviation professionals manage your asset.

Awards and recognition

KCAC Aviation’s associates pride themselves on 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 Pilatus top sales awards and been named Pilatus Dealer of the Year multiple times. Our Part-145 maintenance team has also received the exclusive diamond certification for excellence in maintenance training. At KCAC, we look forward to putting our award winning efforts to work for you.


Meet the Team

What sets KCAC Aviation apart is our dedicated team of professionals who are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of customer service in 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

Mark Riley
General Manager

Mark Riley

General Manager

Mark has over 20 years of aviation experience and a finance and sales background. As General Manager, Mark oversees all aspects of the organization and is proud to be leading the company during its most profitable years. He is committed to building long term relationships and going above and beyond in providing excellent customer service and support. He leads the Pilatus and Piper sales teams and is passionate about providing aircraft transportation solutions for KCAC’s customers. When he is not at work, he enjoys outdoor activities, fishing and spending time with family.

Tony Mateer
Director of Operations

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
Director of Maintenance OJC

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.

Michael Kolman
Regional Director of Pilatus Aircraft Sales

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. Contact Michael at 913.324.1250

Keith Plumb
Regional Director of Pilatus Aircraft Sales

Keith Plumb

Regional Director of Pilatus Aircraft Sales

IL, IN, MN, WI

Keith’s passion for aviation began at age 15 after taking a flying lesson in Virginia. He graduated from Embry-Riddle and, in 1998, Keith moved to Wichita, KS to sell pre-owned jets and new Piaggio P180s. In 2001, he co-founded Executive AirShare and grew the profitable business to 50 aircraft. Keith holds an ATP with King Air 350 and five jet type ratings. Keith and his wife Jill are proud parents to five teenagers. He enjoys flying, golfing, traveling and being a member of YPO, AOPA and EAA. Contact Keith at 913.324.1250

Dave DeWalt
Piper and PreOwned Aircraft Sales

Dave DeWalt

Piper Aircraft Sales – AR, CO, KS, MO, OK
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. Contact Dave at 913.324.1250

Kiz Olson
Human Resources Manager

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.

Kevin Smith
Chief Pilot

Kevin Smith

Chief Pilot

Kevin has been in aviation for more than 30 years and has accrued more than 11,000 hours of flight time. He has previously served as President and General Manager of other flight departments in the Kansas City area, but has been flying with KCAC Aviation for over 15 years. Kevin is an avid runner and wine enthusiast. When he is not at the airport, you will find Kevin spending time with his family.

Cathy Lanning
Charter Coordinator

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
Charter Assistant

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
Controller

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. When Lindsay isn’t crunching numbers, she enjoys trying new recipes and spending time with her family and friends.

Bill Lento
QA Manager and Chief Inspector

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
Avionics Supervisor

Steve Hinkle

Avionics Supervisor

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!

Jamie Murray
Contract Administrator

Jamie Murray

Contract Administrator

Jamie’s intro flight through the Young Eagles in middle school eventually led her to pursue her Aviation Mgmt. degree from the Univ. of Central Missouri. There she earned her Commercial Pilot’s License with Multi & Inst. ratings & later became an AAAE Airport Certified Employee (ACE) in Operations. In her career, Jamie has served as a banner tow pilot in FL as well as a commercial airlines pilot. She hired on with KCAC in Jan. 2017 as the Warranty Admin & has since been promoted to her current role as Contract Administrator.

Dennis Schmitt
Customer Service Supervisor

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
Marketing Manager

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!


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
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Are you ready to take the next step towards owning an aircraft, flying on our ARGUS Gold rated charter service or simply learning more about the benefits of private aviation? We would like to hear from you. Please fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible, or feel free to just give us a call.

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KCAC Aviation is located in Olathe, Kansas at the Johnson County Executive Airport (OJC).

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


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

Part 135 Charter Pilot

Kansas City Aviation Center (KCAC) is a full-service FBO located at the Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe, Kansas. Our customers include Fortune 500 companies, corporate flight departments and major repair facilities located throughout the world. KCAC, among the fastest growing FBO’s in the Midwest, is seeking a Full Time Position as Pilot for Part 135 Charter Operation using a fleet of PC-12 and Citation Encore, Citation CJ3+ model aircraft. Citation and/or PC-12 experience preferred. Requirements: Commercial/Instrument AMEL, 3000 total hours with 2000 hours PIC time. ATP certification; Current FAA First Class Medical Certificate; Valid passport with the ability to travel in and out of the US. Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test. Company insurance and benefits.

Send your resume to:
KCAC Aviation
Attn.: Kiz Olson
15325 S. Pflumm
Olathe, KS 66062
Fax: 913-324-1268
Or E-mail to: Kiz Olson

A&P Technician

Kansas City Aviation Center located at the JoCo Executive Airport in Olathe, KS is looking for an experienced A&P Technician to work with corporate aircraft, turbo props, twin engines and small jets. Pratt & Whitney PT-6A and PW535A experience or Williams FJ44 preferred. Also sheet metal experience needed. Minimum of 5 years GA experience. Must have own tools. Competitive salary, company paid benefits and insurance. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send your resume to:
KCAC Aviation
Attn.: Kiz Olson
15325 S. Pflumm
Olathe, KS 66062
Fax: 913-324-1268
Or E-mail to: Kiz Olson

QA Inspector

Kansas City Aviation Center located at the JoCo Executive Airport in Olathe, KS is looking for an experience QA Inspector to work with corporate aircraft, turbo props, twin engines and small jets. Position is responsible for returning aircraft to service while verifying all aircraft work is completed in accordance with specified manuals, procedures and FAA regulations. Inspector would need to have experience working in 135 Charter and 145 Repair Station atmosphere.

A&P and IA required. Minimum of 5-10 years of experience needed working in a detail-oriented maintenance environment. Experience also needed with General Aviation (Pilatus, Citation and Piper preferred) Competitive salary, company paid benefits and insurance. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

KANSAS CITY AVIATION CENTER
POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: QA Inspector Dept.: Maintenance
Reports To: QA Manager Date: 4/22/2019

Position Summary
The QA Inspector, under the direct supervision of the QA Manager, is responsible for returning aircraft to service while verifying all aircraft work is completed in accordance with specified manuals, procedures and FAA regulations. Inspector would need to have experience working in 135 Charter and 145 Repair Station atmosphere.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities
• Making sure that all entries on the maintenance forms and work orders used by the Repair Station are properly executed
• Inspecting all completed work and making sure that inspection/maintenance records, reports, and forms are completed prior to releasing the product for return to service
• Submitting reports on defects or un-airworthy condition in accordance with FAR 145.63
• Ensuring that all maintenance actions are properly documented in the aircraft records
• Verifying that final acceptance inspection of all incoming material, including new parts, supplies, and outside work is performed to ensure airworthiness
• Ensuring proper performance and documentation of preliminary, hidden damage, in-progress, and final inspections
• Overseeing the proper tagging and identification of all parts and components
• Overseeing disposition of rejected/unserviceable parts
• Training and assisting technicians to properly service, clean, inspect, modify, repair, and maintain assigned aircraft, engines, and accessories
• Ensuring that reference material used is up to date
Qualifications
Knowledge, Training, and Experience
• High School education, or equivalent
• A&P with IA required
• Experience with General Aviation Maintenance Shop (Pilatus, Citation and Piper preferred)
• Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in a detail-oriented maintenance environment
• Experience in a Part 145 facility serving corporate aircraft
• Knowledge of FAA regulations
• Must be authorized to work in the United States and pass a Drug/Alcohol test and pass a background check
Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated attention to detail and problem solving/analytical abilities
• Ability to work independently and execute projects with limited supervision
• Good organizational skills and ability to get along with all associates
• Good computer skills with a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office family of software and an understanding of databases.

Send your resume to:
KCAC Aviation
Attn.: Kiz Olson
15325 S. Pflumm
Olathe, KS 66062
Fax: 913-324-1268
Or E-mail to: Kiz Olson