Accessory Shop Experience – Personal Touch Service.

Accessory Shop Team

Our headquarters, in Moline, IL, is a one-stop shop for all of your Accessory Shop needs. We provide landing gear overhauls, component overhaul, inspections and repair and servicing for numerous aircraft parts and accessories. Our facility is NDT certified level II and III (ET, MT, UT, PT) to provide the one-stop shop services and minimize your downtime, saving you money. Elliott Aviation is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100: 2004 Rev. C. facility and an FAA and EASA certified repair station. Our Accessory team provides the highest level of quality.

Bill Engle – Accessories Manager & Technical Support Manager

Bill has been in the aviation industry since 1982 and has been working with Elliott Aviation for 30 years. Bill has been familiar with aircraft since age three as he grew up with airplanes on the farm. He states, “I am proud of the Accessory shop team for their teamwork and can-do attitude. These traits make them stand out from other MROs. They readily interact with each other to share knowledge and experience to consistently ensure a quality product completed on-time and on-budget. No one is above the other and they really do function as a team.”

Bill Schneider– Accessory Shop Team Lead

Having 38 years in aviation, Bill served 21 years in the Air Force and after retiring, has been with Elliott Aviation for 17 years. Not only is he our team lead but he is NDT certified level II (MT, PT). Bill enjoys working on complicated tasks and finding the solutions. He states that his team pride themselves in their workmanship and attention to detail. “They have a willingness to take on new challenges."

Andrew Grohne – Accessory Shop Technician III

Andrew has four years of aviation experience. He enjoys the ability to assist all departments in some capacity. He also enjoys assisting with the follow through of the Beechjet Trunion repair program created by his co-workers. Andrew is also NDT level II (ET, MT, UT, PT).

Ryan Parker – Accessory Shop Technician II

Ryan started with Elliott Aviation five years ago and has nine years of experience in the aviation industry. He also served for five years in the Marines. Ryan enjoys overhauling landing gear and creating special tools using the metal lathe and end mill machines, as well as welding. He is NDT Level II (MT, PT) certified and his goal is to be as efficient as possible with no discrepancies.


Mike Saathoff

Director of Sales Operations & Engine and Accessory Sales
(309) 558-2048

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