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Air Plains Services was founded in 1977 by Mike Kelley and has since grown to become the industry leader in engine and airframe modifications. Air Plains is called on by some of the biggest names in aviation for advice, opinions and expertise. Conveniently located in the south central plains of Kansas at the Wellington Municipal Airport, just 20 miles south of Wichita. 

Air Plains has over 40 years experience with licensed A&P and IA certified mechanics on site. Air Plains strives to provide exceptional customer service from your initial interest all the way to your flying!



Wellington, KS. (August 11, 2017) – Air Plains Services has already contacted its customers impacted by the FAA’s proposed Airworthiness Directive regarding a mandatory inspection of certain Lycoming engines installed or overhauled since November 2015.

 “We’ve been working with our customers on this since the Lycoming Service Bulletin came out last week,” said Mike Kelley, president of Air Plains Services. “We stay connected with all our customers anyway and on critical issues like this, we like to get ahead of the issue.”

The emergency AD was issued by the FAA late Wednesday (Aug. 9), following the release of a Mandatory Service Bulletin (632B) by Lycoming Engines issued August 4. The AD requires owners of Lycoming engines installed or overhauled between November 2015 and February 2017 to inspect and potentially replace off-spec connecting rod small-end bushings. The affected engines include about 20 Lycoming O360 engines sold by Air Plains Services, and those customers have all been contacted.

For more information, contact Air Plains Services at 1.800.752.8481.