Our Inspectors, Airframe and Powerplant Technicians are what make a Van Bortel Aircraft!

We have 5 technicians that have 30 plus years in the same hangar working on the same model aircraft. We're incredibly proud of our technicians, they are the backbone of our success.

Our reputation, warranties, buy-back guarantees, and Purchase Protection Plan are all possible because of our Service and Avionics Departments! Thanks to the incredible quality of their work, we can stand behind every aircraft we sell, and you are sure to Feel the Love® that is put into it!

We are a factory authorized Cessna Service Center

Our Service team is committed to:

  • The world's best service for your Cessna Single Engine aircraft!
  • Factory training, factory manuals and factory procedures.
  • Genuine factory parts
  • A level of quality, thoroughness, and conscientiousness that inspires everyone in the company to be their best!

No team in the industry even comes close for Cessna Single Engine aircraft!

Our Service team technicians are:

  • Subject matter experts on the following Cessna Single Engine models: Cessna 172, Cessna 182 (Turbo and Non-Turbo), Cessna 206 (Turbo and Non-Turbo), Cessna 350, Cessna 400, Cessna TTx and Cessna Caravan
  • Authorities on Cessna 400s with four dedicated technicians.
  • Avionics specialists in avionics repair and new product installations.
Certified Repair Station # VNFR171L
Capability List
Article Make/Manufacturer Model
Airframe Cessna 100, 200, 300, 400 Series
Airframe Cessna/Columbia/Lancair LC40-550FG, LC41-550FG, LC42-550FG, T240
Powerplant Teledyne Continental 200, 300, 400, and 500 Series
Powerplant Textron Lycoming 200, 300, 400, and 500 Series
Radio Class 1 Communications Unlimited
Radio Class 2 Navigation Unlimited
Radio Transponder Cessna/Arc 300, 400, and 800 Series
Radio Transponder Bendix/King KXP-750, KXP-755, and Silver Crown Series
Radio Transponder Narco All Models/Series
Radio Transponder Collins TDR-90 and Micro-line Series
Radio Transponder Bendix TPR Series
Radio Transponder Garmin GTX 320, 320A, 327, 330, 330D
Radio Transponder Garmin AT SL70 and SL70R
Radio Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) Bendix/King Silver Crown Series
Radio Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) Narco All Models/Series
Radio Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) Collins Microline Series
Weather Detection L3 Communications All Models
Weather Detection Insight Strike Finder
Radio Radar Narco KWX Series
Radio Radar Bendix RDR and RDS Series
Radio Radar RCA AVQ Series
Radio Radar King KWX Series
Radio Altimeter Bendix/King KRA-10/A
Instrument Autopilot/Flight Director Cessna/ARC IFCS 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, and 1000 Series
Instrument Autopilot/Flight Director Century I, II, III, and IV Series
Instrument Autopilot/Flight Director S-TEC All Models
Instrument Autopilot/Flight Director Brittian All Models
Instrument Autopilot/Flight Director Bendix/King KCS-55/A
Compass Airpath All Models
Altimeter, Encoder Systems Tests and Inspections    
Transponder Systems Tests and Inspections    


Our Avionics Department is known world-wide for the quality of their work and as experts on Cessna Aircraft and their equipment!

  • Technicians that provide the World's Best Service for your Cessna Single Engine Aircraft!
  • Factory-Trained, Experienced G1000 Specialists
  • Up-to-date Facilities and Equipment
  • Dedicated people
  • Avionics specialists in avionics repair and new product installations.
  • A fully equipped avionics shop for all major avionics manufacturer
  • AEA Member
  • FAA Certified Repair Station VNFR171L

Van Bortel Aircraft is a Dealer for All Leading Avionics Manufacturers, and More

  • Avidyne
  • Aspen Avionics
  • Bendix King
  • BOSE
  • David Clark
  • Garmin AT
  • Garmin
  • JP Instruments
  • WSI
  • PS Engineering
  • Shadin
  • Sennheiser
  • Jeppesen
  • L-3 Avionics Systems
  • Geneva Audio
  • Avalex Technologies
  • Technisonic
  • AeroComputers; Airborne Systems
  • L-3 Wescam


Great parts at good prices come from Air Power Inc.

They've offered the highest quality aircraft parts, engines and accessories through exceptional, expert service since 1992. You can count on them to continue providing great service for future generations to come.

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Aircraft Service Team

The Van Bortel Aircraft Service Team makes your aircraft right the first time—with factory parts and factory-trained technicians.

John "Rusty" Hoffman Vice President / Inspector A&P -IA
Paul Park Chief Inspector A&P
Bill Prince Service Manager / Inspector A&P
Gary Conover Avionics Manager / Inspector
Sam Wall Avionics Technician / Inspector
Eric Monroe A&P Low Wing Aircraft
Scott Elliott Inspector A&P
Jeff Shehu Shop Manager / Inspector - Low Wing A&P
Sean Cross Inspector A&P

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