Minneapolis, MN, May 17, 2021 –Elliott Aviation, a leader in Aviation MRO Services, has hired Stan Melling as General Manager of their Minneapolis facility, located at the Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM). Stan joins Elliott Aviation with over 30 years of aviation experience managing many different disciplines, including maintenance, production, and sales.
Stan was most recently the Director of Special Projects for ModTruss, where he led the development, implementation, and promotion of ModTruss Structures maintenance, inspection, and warranty program. Prior to his experience at ModTruss, he held several positions at Embraer, including Acting Vice President of Operations, Senior Director of Production, and Program Manager. Earlier in his career, Stan was an Aircraft Mechanic at Elliott Aviation’s FCM facility. He is an A&P and private pilot.
Stan will be responsible for overseeing all scheduled and unscheduled events at Elliott Aviation’s Minneapolis facility. This includes the day-to-day operations and customer interaction.
“Stan has a great background leading large teams in aviation,” said Greg Sahr, CEO of Elliott Aviation. “He also has leadership experience in other industries that can help innovate the way we operate. Combined with his leadership experience, his background as an A&P and private pilot give him a well-rounded background to grow our operations in Minneapolis.”
About Elliott Aviation
Elliott Aviation has been developing and delivering aviation solutions to their partners for 85 years. As one of the longest-standing companies in aviation, they offer a complete menu of high-quality products and services, including aircraft sales (as Elliott Jets), avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint & interior. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. They also own Atlanta, GA-based MRO, The Maintenance Group. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), and the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).