The People Behind NexAir
Founder and General Manager
Dave has been in and around aviation all his life.
Dave started flying at the age of 16 and got his ticket at age 21. He is 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.
NexAir Avionics was founded by Dave Fetherston in 2007 and is also 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.
NexAir Avionics naturally represents all the major Avionics Manufacturers and their products are all available at highly competitive prices in the NexAir Online WebStore click here.
NexAir Avionics operates out of the east side of the Mansfield Airport (1B9) click here in new hangars that were built in 2005.
The shop, easily recognized in the two big blue hangars and is open from 8AM to 6PM, weekdays and we are usually around weekends flying.
Weekends are usually busy with people coming and going and lots of interesting planes to see, whether driving or flying all are welcome. When time (and work) allows friends can usually twist Dave’s arm for a ride in his 1941 Stearman biplane.