Combining our backgrounds in Citation, King Air, LearJet, and IAI/Westwind/Gulfstream airframes gives us the opportunity to offer services ranging from oil and filter changes to annual inspections to scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance on a large variety of turbine aircraft.
Avion Aero is owned by Sho Kassam and Justin Covalt. We are located at PWA Wiley Post Airport in Bethany, Oklahoma. Avion Aero is Oklahoma’s only Astra, Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus, Diamond, and Piper aircraft specialized maintenance facility.
Don’t just take our word for it.
"I was thoroughly impressed by the speedy service, the prompt communication, and the attention to detail. More importantly, I was very pleased with the level of knowledge and courtesy. Justin worked with me to get me in and out of his doors, just as quickly as he could... the prices were reasonable as well. I would truly recommend Avion to anyone. Great job!"
Chris Miller, Owner, Miller Aviation Management, LLC
"Whether on the field or on a mission, Avion has been there to support my needs. They are responsive and get fast results. Even with supply chain problems, the Avion team works with us to find the right solution at the right cost."
David Ostrowe, CEO, 180 Business Solutions
Our Leadership Team
Director of Maintenance
Justin’s goal is to ensure the highest quality of aircraft maintenance.Read More
Justin is an Airframe & PowerPlant Mechanic (A&P). His goal is to work closely with aircraft owners/pilots and ensure the highest quality maintenance for their aircraft. Justin understands that safety is of the utmost importance to our clients and excels in the inspection, maintenance, and repair of aircraft.
Prior to joining Avion Aero, Justin was with Textron Aviation Company for almost 20 years. He has Flight Safety International certifications in Cessna Citation and Beechcraft King Air airframes. Justin is also factory trained in Cirrus and Diamond Aircraft. Justin holds an FAA Airframe and PowerPlant license and Inspection Authorization (I.A.). A native of Oklahoma and a private pilot, he loves to fly his Cessna 210 when he is not turning wrenches.
Director of Material Control and Head Buyer
If you are in need of a part for your aircraft, Laine can find you the best price.Read More
Laine got his start in aviation in 1992 with AAR Oklahoma, driving for the parts department, then moving up through the parts department to shipping and receiving, and eventually to buyer. In 1995 he became Head Buyer and Director of Material Control for Aviation Services Unlimited, then keeping that title when Avion Aero began in 2019. Over the past 26 plus years, he has generated a lot of contacts around the world for buying parts for corporate aircraft. If you are in need of a part for your aircraft, give Laine a call or email and let him find you the best price.
Laine resides in Yukon, Oklahoma with his wife Lori. They have a daughter, Chelsea, and a son, Brady.
Paul has had hands-on work experience and training in the field since 2010.Read More
Paul Acuna is the proud father of four daughters. He was born in San Antonio TX, where he attended grade school and moved to Dallas Ft. Worth area for a few years with his mother and three siblings. He moved to Oklahoma in 1995 where he attended and graduated from Yukon HS and Canadian Valley Technology Diesel Technology. He began working as a Diesel Mechanic from High School until 2010 when he had the opportunity to work in aviation. He started with Oklahoma Jet Support where he received most of his hands-on work experience and training in the field on the Westwind, Westwind I, Westwind II, G100, Astra and SPX.
In 2018, Oklahoma Jet Support exchanged hands to its current ownership where his aviation experience has widened into the scope of Cessna Jet Business class. Paul feels he has had the pleasure of working with this excellent company and its management that has envisioned and put together a great team to work with, each that is knowledgeable and dedicated.
Safety of flight is always Barry's #1 priority.Read More
Barry is a Dual Centennial Citizen of Oklahoma, meaning that both sides of his family have been here before statehood. Barry has been around aviation maintenance his whole life as his dad was also in the aviation industry. Barry recalls taking his first airplane ride at the age of five in a red Tri-Pacer off of a sod strip east of Union City. He started working full-time in aviation maintenance in 1983, receiving his A&P license in 1987. He has experience in multiple airframes; from corporate jets and turboprops to privately owned single engines, twins, and helicopters, and home builds to L39’s. The one thing they all have in common; safety of flight is #1.
Lead A&P Mechanic
Robert Miller has been in the aviation maintenance field for over 18 years.Read More
Robert Miller has been in the aviation maintenance field for over 18 years, with 6 of those years as a supervisor. He gets great satisfaction from troubleshooting and fixing problems with aircraft. His areas of expertise include King Air, Citations, Caravan, and Kodiak. Robert is a native Oklahoman, having graduated from Putnam City North High School. In addition to his time spent servicing aircraft in Oklahoma, he also spent 5 years overseas doing contract work in Italy, Africa, and Afghanistan. In his free time, Robert enjoys woodworking and spending time with his amazing wife, 3 children, and two dogs.
Heather handles all of the administrative duties and financial matters of Avion Aero.Read More
Heather has been with Avion Aero since 2021. She handles all of the administrative duties and financial matters of the business such as client invoicing and payment processing. She is also the friendly face that greets you when you enter our doors or when you give us a call. Heather approaches all tasks with a positive, hard-working mindset, and always meets challenges with solutions. She has an extensive background in both administrative/bookkeeping and customer service. A native Oklahoman, she has been married over 21 years, has two children, several family pets, and a passion for thrifting, and collecting candles.