Since 2002, Copperstate Turbine Engine Company (CTEC) has significantly grown their aviation maintenance business achieving numerous milestones along the way. Today, CTEC supports over a thousand customers located in 24 countries, from four locations in Scottsdale and Glendale, AZ, and Anchorage, AK.
|2017||• Copperstate Turbine Engine Company (CTEC) celebrated 15 years in business. The company was founded by Jim Nordstrom, John Phoenix and Mike Croye in 2002.
• CTEC – Alaska celebrates 12 years in business.
• CTEC has completed three Cessna Caravan Blackhawk XP140 Conversions to date (2016 & 2017)
• CTEC’s Honeywell-Authorized TPE331 Component Repair and Overhaul activity was introduced.
• CTEC’s Honeywell-Authorized TPE331-10N Conversion Program was re-introduced to the marketplace.
• CTEC’s TPE331 Turbine Tips and Topics newsletter was introduced in January 2017.
• CTEC participated in the following conventions and trade shows: Alaska Air Carriers Association (AACA), Sun ‘n Fun, Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA), Alaska Airmen Association (AAA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA).
|2016||• October 27, 2016: Parent company - Copperstate Turbine Engine Company (CTEC) redefines their business strategies to concentrate on their core competencies of: Turbine Engine Overhaul & Repair, Aerospace Machining & FBO Services. EAM is sold and Avionics and Airframe services remain under the EAM name.
• Three additional EAM technicians received PT6 Maintenance Training.
• EAM received Garmin Platinum Award for sixth consecutive year (2010-2015).
• EAM participated in the Alaska Air Carriers Association annual convention & trade show.
• Glendale Aero Services (GAS) receives Cirrus 6-year and 12-year parachute re-packing and ballistic rocket replacement certification.
• EAM completes Honeywell AeroVue avionics development.
• Glendale Aviation Services (GAS) celebrates 5-year anniversary on May 1st.
|2015||• EAM appointed Blackhawk Conversion Center.
• EAM received Garmin Platinum Award for fifth year in a row (2010-2014).
• EAM received authorization from Rockwell Collins Avionics.
• EAM received Raisbeck Engineering authorization for Beech King Air aircraft.
• EAM/Alaska celebrates 10th Anniversary.
• EAM receives four awards at Twin Commander University meeting in Savannah, GA.
• 108 employees at year-end.
|2014||• EAM received Garmin Platinum Award for fourth year in a row (2010-2013).
• EAM received FAA 145 Repair Station Authorization #7XMR178C for Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport location.
• EAM completes first-ever Honeywell AeroVue™ Avionics panel installation in a King Air 200 that was displayed at EAA’s AirVenture exposition.
• Over 600 students have completed TPE331 Line Maintenance training since 2009.
• EAM receives ISO9001: 2008 Certificate of Registration.
• 101 employees at year-end.
|2013||• EAM is profiled in the July 2013 issue of Aviation International News (AIN Online).
• Glendale Aero Services (GAS) Appointed Cirrus Aircraft Service Center.
• EAM opens new, 22,000-square-foot Overhaul Shop in Scottsdale.
• EAM expands Aircraft Machining Center in Scottsdale.
• EAM is featured in Flight Levels Online article.
• EAM establishes maintenance presence at Phoenix Sky Harbor location.
• EAM hosts Twin Commander University.
• EAM receives Garmin Platinum Award for Elite Performance for 2013.
• 108 employees at year-end.
|2012||• EAM celebrates 10th Anniversary in business. The company was founded by Jim Nordstrom, John Phoenix and Mike Croye in 2002.
• The 1000th TPE331 engine is processed through the EAM Engine Shop.
• Glendale Aero Services (GAS) is appointed Cessna Single and Twin Piston Service Center.
• Glendale Aero Services (GAS) is appointed Husky Aircraft Service Center.
• EAM received Garmin Platinum Award for sales excellence during 2011.
• The EAM Machine Shop expands floor area by 20% to accommodate three new computer-controlled machines.
• 105 employees at year-end.
|2011||• Glendale Aero Services established as a full-service FBO at Glendale, AZ Airport.
• EAM earns Honeywell Aerospace Authorization for TPE331 Component Repair Services.
• EAM receives Overhaul Authorization for the TPE331-1 thru -12 Engines by Honeywell International Inc.
• Since 2009, EAM has trained 500 students in their FAA-Approved TPE331 Turboprop Engine Line Maintenance Training courses.
• EAM has display booth at NBAA held in Las Vegas.
• 83 employees at year-end.
|2010||• EAM is host facility for MU2 PROP Seminar 2010.
• EAM was awarded the 2010 Garmin Platinum Award for Elite Performance.The award was in recognition “For achieving the highest sales performance among the Garmin International Avionics Distributor Network.” EAM is noted as the #1 installer for Garmin in the Southwest and ranks in the top five in the U.S.
• Received “Top Producer Award” by Cobham Avionics.
• TFE731 Line Maintenance Training class is introduced.
• EAM’s Anchorage Engine Shop relocates to a larger facility at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
• 127 TPE331 engines were processed.
• A total of 21 SB237 wing enhancements were made to Twin Commander aircraft.
• 62 employees at year-end.
|2009||• Twin Commander University again hosted by EAM.
• Garmin, Avidyne, Aspen, Cobham/STEC, Aircell, L3 Communications, Flight Display Systems, and Sandel dealer authorizations received.
• EAM Training Academy has provided Line Maintenance Training to over 200 personnel aligned with the MQ9 UAV operations.
• Honeywell-Authorized TPE331-14GR/HR Major Maintenance received.
• Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal "Certificate of Validation" received for TPE331 Engine.
• The FAA approves Inspection Authorization Renewal Training for a variety of TPE331 training courses including: TPE331 Pilot & Technician Systems Familiarization (16 hrs), TPE331 Line Maintenance (40 or 56 hrs), TPE331-8/10N Line Maintenance (40 hrs), and TPE331-14GR/HR Line Maintenance (56 hrs).
• EAM receives Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) de México certification, CO-019/09.
• EAM was selected for the 2009 "Best of Scottsdale Award" in the Aircraft Servicing & Maintenance category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
• 24 TPE331-14A/B/GR/HR/F engines were processed through the Engine Shop from July through December.
• Received “Maintenance Leadership Award” from Twin Commander.
• 57 employees at year-end.
|2008||• EAM maintenance capability established at Glendale Municipal Airport, Glendale, AZ.
• Chilean DGAC Approval received.
• Honeywell Avionics Sales Authority received.
• First TPE331-14 engine received for repair.
• Cessna Aircraft appoints EAM/Glendale as Piston Aircraft Service Center.
• Appointed Renaissance Conversion Center.
• 53 employees at year-end.
|2007||• New 18,000 sq. ft. Office/Hangar complex completed.
• European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval received.
• Engine Shop expansion completed.
• EAM begins TPE331 Line Maintenance training for Predator B (MQ9 Reaper) personnel.
• Avionics Department established.
• EAM Hosts Twin Commander University event.
• 37 employees at year-end.
|2006||• Appointed -10 Conversion Center by Twin Commander.
• Machine Shop expansion.
• New Hangar construction begins.
• Twin Commander names EAM "Most Improved" Service Center for 2005.
• EAM is host facility for MU2 PROP Seminar 2006.
• TPE331 Test Stand Refurbishment completed.
• First Twin Commander -10 Engine Conversion completed.
• 32 employees at year-end.
|2005||• P&W PT6/JT15D Authorization received.
• Plans approved for new Office/Hangar complex.
• Engine Shop opened at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in May.
• Honeywell names EAM as STAAR Service Center for 7 consecutive quarters.
• Authorized by Honeywell for:
- TFE731-2 thru -60 Turbofan Line Service
- TPE331-14 Turboprop Line Service
- GTCP36-100/-150, RE100/RE220 Line Service
• 27 employees at year-end.
|2004||• EAM moves to larger facilities (hangar and shops) at Scottsdale Municipal Airport.
• Airframe capability bolstered through facility and personnel additions.
• Aerospace Machining Center established.
• 17 employees at year-end.
|2003||• Company purchases the maintenance portion of Executive Aircraft Services based at Scottsdale Municipal Airport, Scottsdale, AZ.
• EAM approved as a Honeywell Major TPE331 Service Center.
• 4 full-time employees at year-end.
|2002||• Copperstate Turbine Engine Company established by former-Honeywell employees: Jim Nordstrom, John Phoenix and Mike Croye in Scottsdale, AZ.|