Ace Aeronautics (ACE) was established specifically to develop cockpit upgrades for transport category aircraft. The overarching objective of ACE is to minimize technological upgrade and obsolescence challenges facing operators around the world through forward thinking and intelligent architectural design. The new systems will meet future Communications, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) requirements (also known as Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) as required by the FAA’s NexGen Initiative) and provide enhanced mission capabilities to achieve mission objectives in today’s complex operating environment.
Ace Aeronautics’s executive staff offers more than 150 years of collective experience in global defense aerospace industries that span numerous specialties including business management; military and commercial program management; military aviation commands; manufacturing, design, integration, qualification/certification; and experimental flight test. Ace employs an efficient and highly talented staff of resident engineers with many successful aircraft integration efforts completed over the years. Ace also employs a highly experienced and talented staff of maintainers with considerable military maintenance backgrounds and appropriate FAA certifications. Ace Aeronautics is a FAA Part 145 Repair Station, number 7GVR112D. Ace Aero includes an aircraft component manufacturing company, with over 45 years of manufacturing experience, for U.S. Government and foreign customers, executing over 250 contracts per year; as well as an engineering services company specializing in airworthiness qualification support to the U.S. Army and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).
Our company operates with a sincere commitment to Quality, Integrity, Safety and Ethics in all of our business ventures as defined in our Code of Conduct and Ethical Business Practices. This commitment emanates from our President, through our Executive Team, Managers, and employees. We take pride in the professionalism of our personnel who are focused on customer satisfaction and the success of our entire team.
The company was founded in 2015 in the State of Texas as Ace Aeronautics, LLC and is headquartered in Guntersville, Alabama. Founders include Frank Wallace, Darrell Kindley and Apache-Sowell, LLC. The company was named after co-founder Kindley's fourth generation cousin, Field Eugene Kindley, who was a WWI Ace pilot and was credited with 12 confirmed aerial victories. Field Eugene Kindley's most famous aerial victory was the kill of the Jasta 11 Fokker D.VII of Lothar von Richthofen, brother of "The Red Baron," Manfred von Richthofen. Field Eugene Kindley served in the US Army 148th Aero Squadron and had two airfields named after him (Bermuda and Philippines.)