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Exec  1 Aviation is a Certified FAA Repair Station ( X1AR676H ) servicing all makes of piston, turbine and limited jet aircraft. Choose us as your one stop maintenance facility for all your needs. Our five experienced mechanics, including two IAs, are here and ready to help you with all your scheduled or unscheduled aircraft maintenance. Our mechanics have extensive experience on Beech, Cessna, Piper, Mooney and other airframes including Light Sport, Experimental and Vintage.  We perform routine inspections, AD and STC modifications and component repair. Our mechanics have the knowledge and experience to solve your aircraft issues quickly and to your satisfaction.

  • 50 and 100 Hour Phase Maintenance
  • Annual Inspections
  • Progressive Inspections
  • Pre-Buy Inspections
  • Oil and Filter Changes, with or without oil sample testing
  • Installation of Tanis Preheat Systems (Factory Authorized Dealer)
  • Bi-Annual Pitot Static and Transponder testing (FAR 91.411 and FAR 91.413)
  • Interior Upgrades and Refurbishment
  • Engine removal, overhaul and installation
  • Airframe structural and non structural repairs including control and trim surfaces
  • AD and SB Searches and Logbook Research
  • Remote Aircraft Recovery and Repair


Our dedicated Parts Manager maintains an extensive inventory of commonly needed items for our customers. Computerized inventory control, custom software and a direct link to Cessna’s extensive nationwide parts distribution system ensure timely delivery of parts not in stock. Partnerships with numerous other suppliers throughout the country and multiple daily deliveries provide us with access to wealth of quickly available parts for all types of aircraft. Hard to find parts for older aircraft can be a challenge to find, but with contacts all over the globe we can track them down. We maintain a large list of approved overhaul and repair facilities for specialty items needing repair instead of replacement. When time is of the essence our parts department delivers. Exec 1 can offer FBO discounts on most Cessna products.

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Contract Maintenance

Exec 1 Aviation stands ready to perform contract maintenance for your corporate aircraft or fleet of aircraft. Because of our size and location it is often less expense to have us service your aircraft, other than an in-house organization. Even if your aircraft is located at an airport other than Ankeny Regional, we are prepared to assist you in all your aircraft needs. All Exec 1 personnel adhere to our FAA Approved Antidrug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program as required for Part 135 Operators (documentation available by request).

Cessna Service Center

Exec 1 Aviation is a Cessna Authorized Single Engine Service Center and provides maintenance and approved warranty work on all Cessna Single Engine Aircraft. Our specialized Cessna training and direct link to Cessna ensure that we have access to the latest most up to date information. We keep track of all Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives to keep your Cessna current and safe. When you schedule an annual inspection or other maintenance work for your Cessna you can be assured that the job will be done right. In 2012 Cessna issued revised required inspection procedures for over 145,000 aircraft built between 1946 and 1986. Exec 1 has the tooling and training to properly comply with these new inspections. Whether you have an older plane affected by this; or have a brand new 206 Stationair with Garmin 1000 glass cockpit Exec 1 should be your Cessna certified maintenance provider.

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