Updates from Around the Facilities

Happening in Atlanta

Our location in Atlanta is pleased to announce Devin White’s promotion to Gulfstream Crew Chief. Devin has been in aviation for 12 years, and he has been working on Gulfstream airframes for over 7 years.

Atlanta also welcomes two new hires, Nate Web and Dillon Currie.
Nate brings to the Elliott team 25 years of aviation maintenance experience. He is a United States Air Force veteran. Nate has experience on Hawker, Citation, Beech Jet, Gulfstream, Premier, and King Air airframes.
Dillon is a recent graduate of the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, with an A&P License. Elliott Aviation is excited to help Dillon’s career in aviation take off!


Updates from Des Moines

The Des Moines branch is gearing up for spring and taking advantage of the nice weather!

In the community, our annual St. Patrick’s Day parade is back! The St. Patrick’s Day parade is a Des Moines tradition, but due to COVID had been canceled for the past 2 years.

The DSM Maintenance facility has kicked things into high gear, engaging in several projects. A big thank you to the MLI team that have rolled up their sleeves and are pitching in to help us on previous and current intensive projects – these technicians include: Cuc Tan, Josh Surdez, David Sachleben, Mike Henry, Nathan Sutherland, Jon Young, Kerry Olson, Jason Shepherd, Ruben Garcia, Derick Tidwell, and Zach Davis.

Maintenance Highlight: Iowa State’s King Air

> This aircraft was in for major inspections and prop overhauls. Project took 3 weeks.
> Currently working on Several King Air planes.
– Engine Work
– Hot Section Inspections
– Prop Overhauls
– 5-year Wing bolt Inspection
– 6-yearLanding Gear Inspections

Welcome to DSM! Please join us in welcoming Christian Stornello to the Elliott Family! Christian joins Elliott Aviation as a Service Technician.

Thank you Amanda Lee, DSM Customer Service Rep, for these DSM details!


Retirement Announcement from Flying Cloud

FCM recently celebrated the retirement of Bob Kortum, an Aircraft Service Technician. Bob has been a huge asset to our operations through the years using his skills as a sheet metal expert, welder, highly skilled A&P Technician! He is much loved and respected by the Elliott Team! His pleasant and positive manner has been a bright spot during the last couple hard years here at Elliott.
Stan Melling, General Manager at FCM, said, “I have only had a short and privileged time to work with Bob and I can say that he represents the finest of Elliott Aviation in every respect.”
He has a teacher’s heart and has been helping to prepare the next generation of technicians. From sheet metal repairs and composite repairs to aircraft maintenance and troubleshooting, Bob has passed on knowledge and skills and so much more to our team here at FCM. Congratulations to Bob, and best wishes on retirement!

Below you will see photos from Bob’s retirement celebration. The framed picture is the work of Ashley Hazelmyer and the frame made by Nicholas Keske, two of Bob’s “protégés” in Minnesota and is a great representation of the whole team’s respect for Bob.


Activity in Moline

The Moline location celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a “Pot-o-Luck”. Departments brought together feasts for all – and everyone had a fun time trying other’s creations and chatting with coworkers during their breaks and lunches.

MLI is happy to welcome Madison Tudeen to the team as Talent Acquisition Specialist!