Field Aviation

Canadian Operations

Field Aviation designs, modifies and certifies aircraft for specialized roles across the globe. Our expertise is the missionization of commercial platforms for search and rescue, intelligence, surveillance and interdiction roles for both government and civilian customers.

We also develop system specific STCs for many different aircraft. Our capabilities include build-to-print parts manufacturing for aircraft OEMs and our own modifications. We are also a factory authorized repair, overhaul and sales center for many avionics equipment manufacturers.

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Field Aerospace

U.S. Operations

Field Aerospace has more than 25 years of experience developing and delivering systems engineering and systems integration solutions to the U.S. government and aerospace and defense industry.

Through Field Aviation, we also provide engineering expertise spanning aircraft operations and avionics, test planning and execution, test instrumentation design and configuration, electrical and system design, as well as structural design and modification.

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John Taylor, Vice President & General Manager

Mr. Taylor is the Field Aerospace Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Taylor’s organization is responsible for aircraft modification design, fabrication, installation, FAA certification, Programmed Depot Maintenance, heavy maintenance, and flight operations. These capabilities are used to support the fixed and rotary wing assets of the military forces and agencies of the United States and other countries worldwide.

Mr. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in 1986. He joined ARINC in 1993 as a program manager specializing in aviation night vision lighting. Since then, Mr. Taylor has held several different management and program management positions all related to aerospace programs. Prior to the acquisition by Field Aerospace, Mr. Taylor successfully managed two of the largest programs that ARINC has ever executed with a value exceeding $500 million. Mr. Taylor spent 17 years at the ARINC corporate headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland and relocated to Oklahoma City in 2010 after being appointed as the Staff Vice President of the Aircraft Integration Modification & Maintenance Division. He was appointed Vice President & General Manager of Field Aerospace in 2015.

Mark Massie, Director of Contracts, Subcontracts and Procurement

Mr. Massie earned an Associate of Business Administration from Grayson County Junior College in Denison, Texas, a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University.

Mark began his career at ARINC in 2001 as a Sr. Subcontracts Specialist and was soon promoted to a Principal Subcontracts Specialist.  Shortly after being promoted to a Principal Subcontracts Specialist, he was promoted to management and has been in Contracts/Subcontracts/Procurement management since 2005. Prior to Field Aerospace, he served as an F100 Engine Section Chief, an Unlimited Warranted Procurement Contracting Officer and Cost/Price Analyst at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma for approximately 15 years. During his tenure at Tinker, he was selected to participate in the Copper Cap Training program (A Cross-Training, Career Broadening Program that included various assignments). Mark has 29 years of Public/Private contracting experience.