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Kentucky Air Center, Inc

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A Word from the Owner

"Since I was a young child I've always enjoyed disassembling and reassembling motorized objects, starting from lawn mowers, bikes, and automobiles. I loved cars, so I started working as an auto mechanic at the age of 15. I've always been mechanically inclined". – Roy Ferguson

In 1979 my older brother, Jerry, left our hometown Huntington, West Virginia for Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Under Mike Weinberg and Leo Bail, he worked in the aircraft salvage business for Solair. At the time, I was working in a local garage when Jerry called me to come down and apply as a mechanic for Solair. Solair needed more help, and Jerry needed a roommate. I was 18 when I started my first aircraft mechanic job with Solair, starting on the bench and then working my way up to traveling and tearing down aircrafts in Miami. I tore down 8 planes in total, and my final teardown was in Colombia tearing down a 727.

After returning to the U.S and my fourth year with Solair, I was offered and accepted a job as a mechanic with United Aviation Aerospace (UAA) under Ed Shanno and Joe Lemanski. After 4 years I moved up as chief inspector and then took over as shop manager. I took UAA from $135,000 to $350,000 a month revenue, achieving quick turn times and a rising customers' base. I had 25 mechanics working under me and dedicated 10 years of service to UAA.

In 1990 I decided to start a shop of my own, looking for a place outside of Florida. I traveled around and was considering opening in North Carolina's Charlotte area or Louisville, Kentucky. I chose Louisville, Kentucky because it was centrally located, near SDF International Airport, easy to commute around in and a great place not only to start a business but to start a family.

Christmas Day in 1992 the FAA showed up at my shop and granted me my FAA 145 Certificate. I started off in a 2000 sq. ft. facility on Watterson Trail; then, in 1996, I built my own place in Shelbyville, Kentucky starting with 6,000 sq. ft. to over 27000 sq. ft. Some of my customers included Air Transport Int'l, UPS, American Trans Air, Emery, EG&G, DHL, Champion, Kiwi, and Ameri-Jet Airlines to name a few. I still supported Solair, brokers and my competitors to service their clients with great rates and fast turn times.


For 25 years now, Kentucky Air Center, Inc has been providing our customers with competitive pricing. We are a trusted, leading maintenance FAA repair facility (No. UKOR902L, EASA 145.4612) serving the aviation community. With over 40 years of experience, our friendly professional team and I are committed to providing our customers with unparalleled quality, service, turnaround times, and competitive prices. ATA Chapters include 21, 24, 25, 30, 33, 36, 38, 49, 78, and 80.

Additionally, Kentucky Air Center, Inc is your complete service provider for all your galley and lavatory needs.