Next generation takes over at wing rebuilding company

Ownership of well-known wing rebuilding company, Williams Airmotive, has recently been changed. Roy Williams, the second generation of rebuilders, has officially bought the assets of his family business in Kendallville, Ind. Williams Airmotive has now become a division of “Airframe Components by Williams, Inc.”

The original company started nearly 40 years ago, with Roy Williams right alongside his father rebuilding Cessna, Piper, and Beechcraft wings as soon as he was old enough to hold a rivet gun. Roy built upon his father’s success with his own business of repairing the control surfaces. The controls have been complementing the original portion of the wing business over the last two decades, making it easy for a client to have the entire wing fixed in one place, according to company officials.

Taking the company worldwide and a maintaining a large parts inventory are among the other ways in which Roy has refined the business over the years. Roy said he insists on keeping an extensive parts inventory on hand to minimize downtime for an airplane and also provide miscellaneous parts for the general aviation industry.

Airframe Components’ units and parts go out to all corners of the globe. Australia, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific Rim are recent locations in which he has exported wings, controls, and parts. However, the United States still remains a strong market, he said.

For more information:





Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *