Dave Fetherston (aka “NexAir Dave”)

Founder and General Manager
Email: David.Fetherston@NexAirAvionics.com

Dave with his Stearman

Dave has been in and around aviation all his life. He started flying at the age of 16 and got his ticket at age 21. He’s a licensed mechanic, instrument pilot, and is certificated in both airplanes and helicopters. After graduating from Teterboro School of Avionics, he started his career as an aircraft mechanic on the Sikorsky Blackhawk production line. Following his engineering skills, Dave has worked for several Defense Contractors as a program manager on key military projects.

In 1994, Dave co-founded Altair Avionics to bring engine monitoring technology to the aviation industry. He recognized a need to provide engine diagnostics and today this equipment is standard in most turbine-powered aircraft. The company grew to 27 people before it was sold to Pratt & Whitney Canada in 2001. Dave stayed on to run the Engineering Department until early 2007; that’s when he left to start NexAir Avionics.

Dave – second from right – with a Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil (Squirrel) flown by the Policia Militar de Sao Paulo. Click to enlarge.

Dave – second from right – with a Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil (Squirrel) flown by the Policia Militar de Sao Paulo. Click to enlarge.

NexAir Avionics was founded in 2007 by Dave Fetherston and is a Certified FAA Avionics Repair Station (#N4OR087B). When Dave started NexAir Avionics he saw a need for a shop that truly understands the new digital world of avionics. Check out the Saratoga NX; it’s one-of-a-kind and exemplifies the quality workmanship NexAir Avionics has to offer (click here).

The shop located at the Plymouth Municipal, Hangar SW-1 has 20,000 sq ft of shop space. We can be found right at the end of Kilo taxiway.

Dave Fetherston with his fully restored Stearman

Dave Fetherston with his fully restored Stearman. Click to enlarge.

Benjamin Schultz


Email: Benjamin.Schultz@NexAirAvionics.com

Benjamin SchultzBenjamin achieved his 91.413, 91.411, and RVSM certifications in February of 2014. He is NexAir’s lead for RVSM certification in Mansfield, Plymouth, and with our Mobile Service Van. If you need RVSM compliance work for your high flyer, Ben will walk you through the process and make sure you airplane meets all current RVSM requirements.

Benjamin Schultz RVSM Certificate

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In addition to his work at NexAir, Ben has experience working at L-3 Communications and Dynamic Aviation. He holds an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license and a Repairman’s Certificate. He is working towards his General Radiotelephone Operators License (GROL). In addition to RVSM, his specialties include avionics, wiring, installation, troubleshooting, and inspection.

Brian Wolfe, Avionics Sales Manager

NexAir Image B Wolfe-redBrian’s passion for aviation began at a young age. He frequented the Hamilton Airport in Ohio where he began flying in High School. Working as an intern with the Air National Guard in the flight ops department, helped to grow his passion and solidify his career path in aviation. Brian attended Bridgewater State University, with a major in Aviation Management. Obtaining his private pilots license, instrument & commercial ratings

Brian adds value to the NexAir team through his dedication to the customer and a keen insight to current avionics technology. If you are looking to upgrade your panel or have any questions contact Brian at brian.wolfe@nexairavionics.com

Start the Conversation

If you’ve seen something here that sparks your imagination, get the conversation started. Email Dave Fetherston, call him at 877-318-0975, or submit an online Request for Quote or Request Repairs or Maintenance short form. We’re ready to collaborate with you so that you, too, can have a smarter plane and be a smarter pilot.