About Us

1st Choice Aerospace is a FAA/EASA Part 145 Repair Station with locations in Miramar, FL & CVG/Hebron, KY. We are a minority owned small business specialized in pneumatics, crew seats, O2, fuel, cargo, and waste systems for commercial, cargo, & military aircraft.

Our facilities feature state of the art technology capable of supporting both new generation & classic aircraft. In addition to traditional T&M MRO services, we offer many different levels of support with programs tailored to each customer’s specific requirements. We carry a large inventory of rotable components to support our repair operations as well as industry demand.

Our team is dedicated to our mission, providing every customer “Responsive Reliable Service.”

MARIO CATALANO

With 26 years of component maintenance experience, Mario was a founder/owner of High Tech Avionics & Xtra Aerospace prior to 1st Choice Aerospace. He is customer oriented and a technically proficient business leader.

JOSE SARDINAS

With 27 years of component maintenance experience, Jose was a founder/owner of High Tech Avionics & Xtra Aerospace prior to 1st Choice Aerospace. He has unsurpassed experience with operations and production management.

OCTAVIO SILVA

With 36 years of component maintenance experience, Octavio was a founder/owner of Xtra Aerospace prior to 1st Choice Aerospace and has a strong technical and quality background.

CHRIS YEAZEL

With 30 years experience in aviation, Chris has an extensive background in military and civil aviation developing quality programs while helping to drive industry standards.

MIKE BARCEY

With 31 years in aviation, Mike has a diverse background including aircraft maintenance operations. Mike also has extensive experience in developing inspection programs, heavy maintenance programs and reliability programs in the FAA Part 121 arena