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Aviation businesses expanding at Triangle North Executive Airport

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LOUISBURG — Total Flight Solutions and Triangle Avionics have expanded their presence at Triangle North Executive Airport in Franklin County. 

Both businesses are a huge asset for the county’s aviation community that service both existing airfield tenants as well as numerous outside clients, the county said in a statement. 

Total Flight Solutions, established at TNEA in 2011, has expanded its capacity with the purchase of an existing 27,132-square-foot hangar at the airport that will be their base for aviation frame and powerplant mechanical operations for the future. The land lease was executed for their operations until 2059.

“The expansion of Total Flight Solutions at Triangle North Executive Airport has allowed me to expand our workforce by four employees and aviation service offering to both the flight school operation as well as maintenance and repair,” said Al Mattress, owner of Total Flight Solutions. 

“TNEA brings about an environment that makes us competitive in the marketplace to grow the aviation careers of pilots, bring service and maintenance to the airfield and beyond as well as address our capacity needs for future growth.”

A flight school and air operation provider in North Carolina, Total Flight Solutions participates in both the Part 61 and newly acquired Part 141 programs. 

The Part 141 program allows for airplane private pilot training at Triangle North Executive Airport. In the near future, TFS also plans to accept Department of Veterans Affairs benefits followed by visas for international flight training students. 

Total Flight Solution also leases out 60,000 square feet of hangar storage space as well as office space for its Flight School.

“The success of Total Flight Solutions is a testament to the quality of service they provide to clients and tenants to the airfield,” stated Bo Carson, airport manager. “I am thrilled they chose to expand at TNEA and plan to continue their growth here both in flight school operations and aviation mechanics in the future.”

Triangle Avionics has also recently expanded its operation into a 60,000-square-foot hangar located at Triangle North Executive Airport. This will complement their office and lab space on the airfield that service airfield tenants as well as outside clients.

“Triangle Avionics is thrilled to be a part of the TNEA business and aviation community,” said Cliff Herndon, owner of Triangle Avionics. “We have quickly grown to four employees and are dealers for the leading manufactures of avionics equipment. Our vision for growing capabilities and capacity are lockstep with Franklin County’s plans for the airport, making TNEA an ideal place to call home.”

“Triangle North Executive Airport is excited that Triangle Avionics is expanding its operation by the establishment of a new FAA repair avionics service station on the airfield, “ Carsonsaid. “Having a repair avionics service station on our airfield is a gamechanger and adds to our diversity of aviation businesses that call us home.”

Triangle Avionics currently services avionic systems that include Aircraft Spruce, Aspen, BendixKing, Garmin, Genesys Aerosystems, MidContinent Instrument+Avionics, Stratus and TrueTrac. 

Triangle Avionics offers the following services and certifications in altimeter and transponders, custom panels and overlays, installations, and troubleshooting and repair.

“Triangle North Executive Airport and Franklin County continue to offer an attractive location for aviation employers to succeed,” stated Sydney Dunston, chair of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. “The expansion of these two aviation-related businesses show that the airport and businesses are thriving at Triangle North Executive Airport.”