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Go ahead. Take a look. We’re the best kept secret in aircraft maintenance.

The West Coast’s leading aircraft maintenance company.

Founded in 1984 with locations in and around Southern California, we have worked hard to build talented teams and state-of-the-art facilities. Aircraft maintenance. AOG. Avionics installs and upgrades. Engines. Parts/rotables. Thornton Aviation has you covered.

Why choose Thornton?

For 40 years, Thornton Aviation has been serving the business aviation community. With operations at Burbank (KBUR) and Van Nuys (KVNY), we’re perfectly positioned to serve operators based on the West Coast or those visiting the area for business or pleasure. A Part 145 repair station with FAA approval for more than 61 aircraft types, we’re here to handle the depot level   inspections, unscheduled discrepancy resolution, avionics service and upgrades, drop-in needs and more.


Celebrating Years in Service


Part 145 Repair Station


FAA Approved Aircraft


FAA-Certificated Technicians

What our clients are saying.

"Over the past seven years that I have been with a Falcon 900EX I have been coming to Thornton and your team on an ever- increasing basis. Your team is always eager to respond, and their efficiency has ensured that I have not missed a single trip due to maintenance delays."

Brandon P.
Maintenance Supervisor

"Thornton offers excellent quality of work and their billing is very competitively priced. We have used them  for inspections, an engine change under MSP and ancillary discrepancies. They are the ‘Go To’ guys without running around a telephone tree."

Tim F.
Aviation Manager

"They understand that minimizing downtime is critical to an operator, so they worked side-by-side with us. They also proactively sought ways to accelerate our project including offering seven day a week coverage with their avionics team.”

Eric Y.

Director of Maintenance

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Van Nuys Airport (KVNY)
7520 Hayvenhurst Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Burbank Airport (KBUR)
2930 N. Clybourn Avenue
Hangar 89
Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 787-0205

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