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Volume 9, Number 7 August 2, 2008     

Grob expands light aircraft support
By James Wynbrandt

Grob Aerospace Inc., the German manufacturer of composite aircraft ranging from gliders to the sp light business jet, unveiled an expanded aftermarket support program at a press conference on Friday.

"We’re announcing the opening of our relationship with Composite Aircraft Repair in Moriarty, New Mexico," said Skip Hockman, eastern sales director for Grob Aerospace Inc.

More than 300 Grob light aircraft and gliders are flying in the United States.

"As we prepare for the service introduction of the sp business jet, we want to also keep our focus on providing superior support to the enthusiastic operators of Grob Aerospace light aircraft," said Cary Brown, director of customer support for Grob Aerospace, North America. "Composite construction makes them durable, but it is still important to have composite repair expertise available for them, and Composite Aircraft Repair certainly has the expertise."

Robert Mudd, owner of Composite Aircraft Repair, has extensive experience working with composites, as well as a strong connection to the EAA.

"I got my initial experience with composites building a VariEze that I fell in love with here in Oshkosh," Mudd said. "I’ve been coming here for years."

Mudd works with glass fiber, carbon fiber, and Kevlar, and Moriarty is a hub of glider and motorglider activity.

"There’s a pent-up need for this service," Mudd said, "so I think we’re filling a real good niche, and I think it’s going to be a real good relationship. It starts this Wednesday when I get back to my shop in Moriarty. There’s going to be a Grob 115 I’m going to do a windshield replacement on."

For more information about the new service option and the company’s line of aircraft, visit the Grob display at booth 197-198 in the Main Aircraft Display area.

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