About E.T. Mechanical
About E.T. Mechanical
As Oklahoma City’s longest established general and corporate aviation maintenance facility, we have the experience to repair and upgrade your aircraft with minimal downtime.
Out of all of the shops I have used over my 25+ years of corporate aviation, nothing compares with the level of service and quality of the workmanship than E.T. Mechanical.
Their attention to detail and quality control is the best in the industry.
The oil boom of the late 1970’s created an equally booming economy in Oklahoma. The general aviation and corporate aviation communities grew at an astronomical rate. However, that growth rate would be short-lived.
In the early 80’s that economical boom soon turned into a bust as the oil boom also came to an end. The aviation industry felt this down-turn in the economy as well. Aircraft manufacturers slowed aircraft production and some ceased it all together. With it, came massive layoffs of pilots and mechanics alike. Once busy airports now looked like ghost towns.
Out of these layoffs, a new company was born in 1986. Laid off co-workers Ed Schwartz and Tom Bierschwale formed their own maintenance shop and named it E.T. Mechanical.
In the early days, E.T. Mechanical was based out of a small, dark and dingy t-hangar. The hungry pair of new business owners specialized in reciprocating powered aircraft but would work on any type of airplane and would take on any type of side job to feed their families. Their motto was “the only thing we can’t repair is a broken heart or the crack of dawn.”
In the late 1980’s E.T. Mechanical began to grow as it established a reputation for providing high-quality maintenance services to the general aviation and corporate aviation communities. This growth required they move into a larger hangar and hire mechanics to help keep up with the service demands of their growing customer base. They moved into a much larger hangar where they shared floor and office space with two other businesses.
In 1988, more shop equipment was purchased during an auction of one of the larger repair shops at Wiley Post Airport that had gone bankrupt. Their first venture into turbine aircraft came when a local furniture company approached E.T. Mechanical about performing a Phase 5 inspection on a Citation. This began the transition of E.T. Mechanical performing maintenance services almost entirely on turbine-powered aircraft.
More Growing Pains
As E.T. Mechanical’s customer base evolved to larger aircraft, the partners realized that once again it was time for another move. In 1991 E.T. Mechanical moved to its current location in Hangar 3 where it occupied 75% of a large hangar. The additional space and added technicians allowed E.T. Mechanical to increase its work load and increase its efficiency to its customers.
This efficiency made E.T. Mechanical competitive with many of the factory service centers, both in cost and delivery times. On September 16, 1992, E.T. Mechanical was granted a Repair Station Certificate for a Class 3 Airframe Rating.
Winds of Change
Change came to E.T. Mechanical in 1993, when one half of the E.T. Mechanical equation, Tom Bierschwale made the decision to sell his portion of the company to his partner of seven years, Ed Schwartz, and return to his home state of Texas. Since that time, Ed has run the company and maintained an excellent clientele of quality people consisting of aircraft owners and their pilots.
In mid 2010, E.T. Mechanical expanded again by taking over the entire floor space and 2/3 of the office space in Hangar 3. The current crew consists of Ed, an Office Manager, Chief Inspector, and seven mechanics.
While E.T. Mechanical specializes in Beech, Cessna, Challenger, Lear, Piaggio and Pilatus, we have a vast maintenance history and technical library that enables us to work on practically any aircraft.
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