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Gulf Avionics Relocates-Establishes Kerrville, Texas, Headquarters and Operations

03/24/2021
Gulf Avionics, a full-service avionics maintenance and repair operation, relocated its headquarters and operations at the Kerrville/Kerr County Airport in Kerrville, Texas. The company plans to create 50 avionics and aerospace jobs in the next five years.

After a year-long site selection process, the MRO chose Kerrville and has moved into 7,000 square feet of space at one of the airport’s hangars. The company will service aviation clients from the greater San Antonio area.

“Kerr County is positioned in a very unique space within Texas. The beauty and expanse of the Hill Country lends itself to those that enjoy the outdoors and appreciate the feel of wide-open spaces,” said Chris Todtenhausen, vice president of business development for Gulf Avionics and RBR Aviation. “We devoted nearly a year in our search for a better location, which now provides easy access to a large group of targeted customers, and we expect to continue growing.”

Gulf Avionics, an official dealer for manufacturers including Garmin, Honeywell, Trans-Cal, and PS Engineering, will be offering inspection and general maintenance assistance to hundreds of aircraft owners and operators as it grows its presence in Kerrville and throughout the Austin-San Antonio corridor. The company is part of a holding company named E.H. Caddis & Co. which also owns Dallas-based RBR Aviation.

“This sector is growing incredibly fast, as leading aviation companies see numerous cost and workforce benefits, as well as our supply-chain network’s added value, to locating along this well-known corridor,” said Gil Salinas, executive director of the Kerr Economic Development Corporation (KEDC). “Our work in further developing this industry cluster is in alignment with Governor Greg Abbott’s vision of making Texas No. 1 in the aviation, aerospace and space sectors nationally.”

The Kerrville Airport is a public-use aviation facility serving the Hill Country region with a 6,000-foot primary runway and an additional 3,600-foot crosswind runway.

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