RFD is home to an aviation maintenance facility, operated by AAR Corp., the largest nationwide and third-largest global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider. The 238,000 square foot facility, with two 10-story tall hangars, can service all aircraft platforms – up to 4 Boeing B787s or an Airbus A380 at a time – with everything from heavy maintenance checks to modification services.
Aviation Maintenance Training
Attracting a world-class MRO required a steady pipeline of talent, so RFD partnered with Rock Valley College (RVC) to build a new and larger aviation maintenance training school at the airport. The RVC Aviation Maintenance (AMT) Program was designed to promote economic development and position a more strongly educated and aligned workforce for the region. AAR, as well as local companies like Woodward, Collins Aerospace, B/E Aerospace, and GE Aviation have benefited from the trained workforce.
The AAR Rockford Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility provides check-level, heavy maintenance visits and modification services for a variety of narrow and wide-body aircraft.
Designed for next-generation aircraft, the 238,000 square-foot facility consists of two 10-story hangars that are 300 feet by 300 feet, accommodating:
- 2 Boeing 747s, or
- 8 Boeing 737-800s / Airbus 320 variants, or
- 4 Boeing 787s, or
- 2 Airbus A380s
It is the only hangar in the United States not linked to an airline, capable of servicing the world’s largest passenger airliner.
AAR is a global aviation aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 4,500 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers worldwide.
Corporate Aircraft Maintenance: Jet, turboprop and piston maintenance. Avionics repair and installation. Emery is a full service Part 145 Repair Station, offering maintenance on Beechcraft Hawker, Premier, Beechjet, King Air, Beech1900, Baron and Bonanza aircraft. Additionally, they maintain Citation 500 series, Lear 40/45 and Challenger 600 series business jets. They are an Authorized Beechcraft Service Center. Emery is also a full-service avionics operation, and a dealer for virtually all avionics manufacturers, offering full installations and maintenance in aircraft ranging from piston to business aircraft to airliners.
Commercial Aircraft maintenance: Complete range of services for Bombardier CRJ200, 700, 900 and Dash 8 / Q400 series aircraft, as well as Embraer 135, 145 and 170 Regional Airliners. Capabilities include but are not limited to heavy inspection, modifications, mobile repair teams, line maintenance, damage repair, NDT, avionics installations and modifications, out of phase inspections.
Emery Air, Inc.
Code 1 Aviation is an award-wining maintenance and restoration facility focusing on Aero L-39 high-performance jet trainers and other warbirds. Our certified mechanics have decades of experience servicing both turbine- and piston-powered warbirds, as well as certified general aviation aircraft.
Code 1 Aviation, LLC
Aircraft Systems, Inc., specializes in aircraft accessory overhauls, including alternators, fuel pumps, starters/generators, motors, inverters, vacuum pumps, prop sync, accumulators, actuators and more. In business since 1970, Aircraft Systems is a highly respected company, known for its professionalism, reliability, and dedication to maintenance safety.
Aircraft Systems, Inc.
North American Aviation Group, LLC is an outgrowth of Pride Aircraft, Inc. For the last twelve years Pride has been a leader in the “Warbird” restoration business, specializing in building award winning NAA T-28 and AERO’s superb L-39 jet.
North American Aviation Group
Chronos Aviation LLC. is a FAA Certified 145 Repair Station located at the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) Rockford, IL. 61109. Chronos provides a wide variety of services to include ground handling support, jet fueling services and aircraft maintenance on a wide variety of aircraft.
Chronos currently can provide and is adding heavy maintenance and modification services for:
- Corporate Aviation
- Turbine Engines
- Regional/Commercial Aviation
Services provided include but are not limited to:
- Heavy maintenance inspections
- Major Modifications to include Service Bulletins and AD compliance
- Major and Minor Structural Repairs, Interior Refurbishment
- Engine Removal and Installation
- Line Maintenance, Air Conditioning Service, Mobile Repair Teams,
- Modifications to Avionics Installations, ADS-B Installs and RVSM Certification
- 24 Month 91.411 and 91.413 Certifications
- Aircraft Storage, Aircraft Disassembly and Inventory Management
- Aircraft Paint Touch Up and Exterior Cleaning
- Jet-A Fuel available
- DER/DAR Engineering Services Available
Chronos Aviation is a Goodrich Service Center for the Removal, Installation and Repair of Goodrich De-ice Boots.
Chronos Aviation is a Becker Avionics Dealer.
5121 Falcon Road
Rockford, IL 61109