Our History | Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems


Since 1950, Stevens Aerospace has set the standard for excellence in aircraft sales, service and management. Its rich history began in Greenville, SC when Robert T. Stevens, President of The J.P. Stevens Company, decided to start his own flight department. By the mid 1950’s, Stevens Aerospace expanded its capabilities by pumping fuel and doing repairs on transient aircraft. The flight department quickly outgrew its hangar at the Greenville Downtown Airport and in 1962, Stevens became the only FBO at the newly constructed Greenville-Spartanburg Airport.

In 1968, Stevens Aerospace became a Beechcraft distributor, accelerating the growth of the company. By the end of the decade, Stevens’ capabilities went well beyond aircraft charter, line services and maintenance. Over 100 people were employed at Stevens, the fleet of aircraft had grown to more than two dozen and the company rapidly developed a reputation for being one of the “Best King Air” shops in the region.

By the 1980’s, Stevens Aerospace had become a full service facility offering maintenance, avionics, completions, sales and FBO services with two additional locations added in Nashville, TN, and Dayton, OH.

In the late 1990’s, Stevens Aerospace built its flagship 200,000 square foot completion and maintenance facility in Greenville, SC to accommodate major expansion needs due to military contracts. This center continues today as our largest MRO and corporate office complex.

In 2015, Stevens launched its AOG and Mobile Services group as a dedicated service division. It took off with a fleet of new well-equipped AOG trucks and a crew of hand-picked “road-experienced” technicians covering the US and abroad and continues to grow with several trucks and locations every year. This fleet is utilized by OEMs, individual part 91, and fleet part 135 operators daily.

About Stevens Aerospace & Defense Systems

Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems provides civilian MRO services for Beechcraft, Challenger, Cessna, Embraer, Global Express, Gulfstream, Falcon, Learjet, Piaggio and Pilatus aircraft. Stevens is a U.S. and foreign government prime service provider of depot maintenance, refurbishment and modifications for military versions of general aviation airframes. Stevens (Greenville) is a Class III repair station that is ISO9001: 2015, AS9110C, DCMA 8210.1C, EASA and DGAC certified and GFRC compliant. Stevens’ Greenville and Dayton facilities have DCMA on the field. Stevens Aerospace operates facilities in Greenville, S.C. (GYH), Dayton, Ohio (DAY), Nashville and Tenn. (BNA), and also operates a 24/7 AOG-MRT Division.