Twin Cities Aviation began operating in 1997 at the Anoka County Airport in Blaine, Minnesota.
TCA was the culmination of a dream by founder Bill Ahmann, A&P/IA, who after years working as an A&P mechanic on piston and turbine aircraft in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area started his own business with the goal of providing outstanding personal service to aircraft owners and operators in the Twin Cities area.
In 1999 TCA became one of the first Cirrus Authorized Service Centers in the country. Cirrus Design Corp. chose TCA as a service center over several larger maintenance shops in the area partly because of the personal attention Bill and his staff provide to their customers, which fit well with what became known as “The Cirrus Experience.”
In 2008 Twin Cities Aviation became a part 145 certified repair station, again meeting tough FAA requirements for training, quality control, inventory control and record keeping.
Our mechanics have decades of military and airline maintenance backgrounds as well as extensive experience working on piston aircraft. They have experience with heavy jet maintenance, avionics, systems, structures and composites and bring the high standards of technical excellence demanded by airline and military operations to our piston and turbine customers.
TCA’s maintenance staff has undergone factory training on a range of airframes including: Gulfstream G200, the Falcon 10/20 series, Westwind, King Air, Hawker/Beechcraft 400/800, Saberliner, McDonnel-Douglas, Cessna, Robinson and Enstrom helicopters and Cirrus’ popular SR20 and SR22 aircraft.Twin Cities Aviation's staff is well suited to work on all types of General Aviation aircraft, from Experimental to Light Twins.
As of October 2018, the Twin Cities Aviation team has moved to a well equipped location in the Lynx FBO hangar on the north end of the Airport. This move will give the maintenance team a chance to continue growing and and provide the service our customers have learned to expect. We will also be adding the tag of Icon A5 Authorized Service Center to our list of growing options for the new LSA market.
Twin Cities Aviation will continue to be a Regional leader in General Aviation Service, with our core focus being the continuing satisfaction of our loyal and growing customer base.