The History of Stevens Aerospace

We’ve been leaders in aviation since 1950.

The Stevens Aerospace story begins back in the 1940s when J.P. Stevens and Company, one of the era’s largest textile makers, recruited a team of aviation experts to maintain their small fleet. Word quickly spread of the team’s dedication to service and personal approach to aircraft maintenance, and it wasn’t long before other owner-operators were bringing their airplanes to Greenville, South Carolina. By 1950, Stevens Aviation was born, and we’ve been ascending ever since. Explore our milestones below to learn more about the key moments that made us who we are today.

Stevens staff lined up in front of our first facility in 1950.

Stevens staff lined up in front of our first facility in 1950.

Antique vehicles in shed

Original Fire Station at Donaldson Center

Black and white photo of an Air Traffic Control tower

Air Traffic Control tower

Black and white photo of the D.A.F.B. Theatre

D.A.F.B. Theatre

Our Difference

What sets Stevens Aerospace apart?

Walk the floors in one of our four service centers, and you’re bound to see team members passionately engaged with customers — pouring over their aircraft’s details, talking shop, or simply reminiscing about their favorite airframes. That’s the real difference: Technical aircraft maintenance expertise with a personal touch.


If you need a closer look, your aircraft’s always accessible. Stop by a pay us a visit!


From industry veterans to sharp young minds, our aerospace experts know their craft… and your (air)craft.


The only thing we love more than airplanes is helping our customers soar.

Stevens Aerospace’s Capabilities

This is who we are today.

What began as a small team of aircraft maintenance experts has grown into one of the nation’s most trusted MROs. Today, our team delivers comprehensive aircraft maintenance, repair, refurbishment, and upgrade services — and we never lost that personal touch that set us apart back in 1950.

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The Stevens Aerospace Team

We wouldn’t be who we are today without our people.

Meet the team behind the takeoffs. For more than 70 years, our people have been pouring their time, passion, and proficiency into every repair, installation, and upgrade that comes their way. They feel a sense of pride every time they see a customer take off — we feel the same every time we look out into the hangar.

Javier working on electrical
Unique airplane
Man performing an inspection
Man inspecting landing wheel
Man working on engine
Open nose
Man inspecting landing gear with flashlight
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Man sitting in chair inspecting an open panel
King Air
man looking into magnifying glass light
Man in darkness installing a light
Challenger interior; white seats with wood grain wall
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inspecting engine panel
checking landing tire pressure
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Man working on wiring
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man smiling during inspection
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Stevens Aerospace hangar
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man in black shirt using flashlight for maintenance inspection
Airplane being taxied in front of hangar
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Travis Fleshman and John Harris
using handheld diagnostics tool
radar equipment
Open nose
Stevens Aerospace hangar
Plane interior with black leather seats
Armrest with cup holders


At Stevens Aerospace, we build long-standing relationships.

We understand that our customers demand the best, and we’re committed to meeting those expectations. To stay on the leading edge of aviation technology that’s reshaping our industry, we rely on the long-standing partnerships we’ve forged with some of aviation’s top OEMs.

Stevens Aerospace Locations

Our aircraft maintenance & service center locations.

Stevens’ four comprehensive service centers in South Carolina, Tennessee, Colorado and Georgia are strategically located to place our expert teams within a 90-minute flight of 80% of the U.S. population. We are dedicated to maintaining the most advanced airframes in the world, and with a growing footprint of AOG service across the nation, our Rapid Response Teams provide support every day of the year and every hour of the day, both domestically and abroad.


See why customers trust Stevens Aerospace experts to get the job done right.

Ross Russo

Ross Russo

Embraer Phenom Owner/Operator

With Stevens, I’ve got a guy who knows everything there is to know about Embraer. A team who I trust, who I know are on my side. Their #1 concern is that I’m a happy customer with a safe airplane.

Grayscale photo of Patrick Hosmann, Jr.

Patrick Hosmann, Jr.

Managing Partner at Southern Cross Aviation

It’s good to work with a team that knows these aircraft and commercially speaking, “gets” the concept. We feel with this facility and resources, it’s a good team to both market the airplane and bring it to market condition.

Evan S

Evan S.

Citation 525 Pilot

Everything is always on time and goes as planned, communication is smooth, and I couldn’t ask for anything more from a maintenance facility.