A remanufactured engine that runs better than new.
Right from first start up they have run smooth, cool
and use very little oil.
We keep our engines at Hawaii Air Ambulance ready
for every emergency.
Western Skyways helps Acrtic Transportation Services...
through sleet, snow AND hail.
We have not had any problem...and we have been very
Gold Seal® engines perform in the King's court
Texas Skyways stands out in the Lone Star State.
Pilot Getaways gets sharper images with their Western
Western Skyways' workmanship is superb.
I never missed a flight during the year.
Their service history so far has proven them
to exceed the original factory Continental cylinder
assemblies in both summer and winter operations.
Smooth is the only word to describe it.
Complete overhaul on all
Fuel Nozzle Exchange
Field support & service
Turbo Normalizing Specialists
XL Experimental Engines
Authorized Continental Distributor
Authorized Cirrus Service Center
Gator Air Boat Engines
Tim Weber Trusts His Life in the Hands of Western Skyways
Tim Weber Relies on Western Skyways
"First, I would like to thank everyone at Western Skyways not only for the
amazing Engine o/h on my O235-L2C but also for their hospitality and professionalism
that was shown throughout the entire process. "
To begin with, I had sent my engine to an Engine shop in Tulsa OK for a major overhaul.
I was told that my engine would be complete in 4 weeks.
To make this horror story short I didn't get my engine back for 6 months.
When I did get the engine back it not only ran poorly but was soon found out the Tulsa OK
Repair Shop had installed a "REJECTED" for Service Crankshaft in my engine.
I finally had to aquire Legal help and deal with the FAA to get this shop to return my money so I could move on.
A very expensive learning lesson on my part and my aircraft was held hostage by this ordeal for just short of 2 years.
I contacted Western Skyways at this point and not only did they agree to do my overhaul but they also dealt with the other engine shop to get a useable core from them so that I wouldn't have to deal with them anymore.
Western Skyways gave me a quote, and told me my engine would be ready in 4 weeks.
Long story short, not only was my "Fresh" engine on the way in 4 weeks but my invoice was exactly the price that I had been quoted with "NO HIDDEN COSTS".
Anyone that needs any engine repair I highly recommend Western Skyways as you will get just what you order.
Don't go through what I did, thinking that you might save a little money elsewhere as I am proof of what can happen.
Thank you again Western Skyways not only for the amazing engine but also for your courtesy and kindness throughout the process and for constantly checking in to see how the engine is performing.
Please feel free to have anyone with questions or doubts contact me as it would be my pleasure to talk with them and ease their minds.
Again I cannot thank you folks enough for all you did for me.
"The Western Skyways Turbo Normalizer gives my IO-520 Bonanza exceptional climb and cruise performance, at a price that will allow me to keep flying!"
As a member of the US Olympic Track and Field Team, I constantly look for performance modifications for all of my vehicles..
Being located at 5000 ft. and regularly flying to over 14,000 ft., It significantly outperforms our club's four IO-550 V35's every time out. Their product, quality, and customer service has made me a believer. From the first contact with Jane on the phone, through Eric Barker during the installation, and finally shaking Al Head's hand when I picked it up, the experience was first rate. I look forward to working with them again in the future.
"When it came time to put the new engine in,
research showed that there was one clear leader in the area of engine overhaul.
When you fly your family and friends you want as good as you can get. N581JT, our 1978 C-185 is almost a part of the family.
Tricia and I purchased this plane in 1988 and it has been the backbone of our life insurance practice in the Western United States allowing us to grow our business in ways that would not have been possible without the use of the plane. In our, and the Skywagon's free time, we have come to enjoy camping and flying. We have been all over the United States, Canada, Alaska, Yukon, and Labrador. When you operate from the backcountry as much as we do, we expect that the plane will operate at peak performance. When it came time to put the new engine in, research showed that there was one clear leader in the area of engine overhaul. Western Skyways.
We took advantage of our relatively close proximity to Montrose, and had Western not only build our new engine but we had them install it as well at their facility. From the first flight it was clear that this engine was different. It runs smooth and delivers the power we expected.
Not only does the engine perform, but the folks from the front office at Western to the folks back in the shop lived up to all that was promised.
I have only good things to say about our experience.
"Skyways came to our rescue"
New Year's Day in Telluride - not the best time or place to
need a hot section repair on your King Air. Fortunately, RVR
Aviation knew who to call.
The engine is now performing flawlessly and I just want
to say THANK YOU! Our owners were very concerned
that this was going to be a long-term repair costing a lot
of downtime, but it was fixed very quickly. We're recommending
your services to other flight departments here
in Fort Worth. The flight to your shop will be more than
repaid by the expert workmanship and prices
"Considerably higher resale value."
Reputation and integrity are Kara Swensen's
two highest priorities as CEO of Alaris Aviation,
specialists in Cirrus pre-owned aircraft.
During the buyer's inspection and demo flight of a
plane with a Western Skyways engine, compressions are
consistently over 70, the engines run smooth with no
vibration, the oil analysis is clean, the engine often has
remaining warranty, and the customer service from the
factory is communicative and responsive to the needs
of each client and their engine. The resale value for an
aircraft with a Western Skyways engine is considerably
higher than one without, and I am appreciative when
marketing aircraft with such strong engines.
"...my highest rating...."
After 30 years of selling Pratt & Whitney powered turboprops,
Steve Rich has seen every type of customer service
in the book. Western Skyways was a pleasant surprise.
I've had experience with the 'big name' service facilities.
However, the recent work that's been done for us on a
Beechcraft King Air 200 and Cessna Conquest I has
been a refreshing change when it comes to customer
service! Tom Barry of Western Skyways gets my highest
rating when it comes to solving problems, helping with
reducing parts costs, and being available to respond to
John Foose loves his Millennium IO-520BB equipped 1967 V35 Bonanza.
He flies extensively throughout the country so when the opportunity to install Western Skyways’ STC'd Turbonormalizing (TN) System presented itself, he took it.
Wooed by the promise of sea-level manifold at Rocky Mountain altitudes, John found lots more to love about the system, including the new intercooler, which lowers incoming ambient air temperature, effectively cooling Cylinder Head Temperatures…a common complaint of factory turbo-charge systems.
Western Skyways performed the whole operation at their beautiful facility in Montrose, Colorado, and John even scheduled a needed annual for the same time. John says “I can now cruise along at 13,500 feet, burning about 15.4 GPH, with a true airspeed of 191 knots, all while keeping my hottest Cylinder Head Temperature well below 380ºF.” John adds of his newly attainable altitudes, “ The airliners are at 35,000 and the other GA folks are at 10,000…I have the airspace from 12,000 to 21,000 all to myself.” And of Western Skyways, John offers, “I could not be happier with the performance of my now Turbonormalized engine or with the expertise and exceptionally customer-oriented service of Western Skyways. I highly recommend this shop.”
World Beechcraft magazine
When it comes to engine service, Larry Kline doesn't have to
think twice. He knows from experience where to get the best
work - and the best prices.
We've always been happy with the service we've
gotten from Western Skyways. Every job is done well
and they continue to save us money. All the employees
are very professional and knowledgeable. They do an
excellent job of getting engines completed on time
and at budget. I often recommend Western Skyways
to other companies. Their work really is superior to
other engine shops.
Jac Holzman is a busy man. The Founder and
former Chief Executive Officer of Elektra/NonesuchRecords
and past Chairman of Panavision, depends
on his F-33A Bonanza to get him around the
country. Whether providing technical services
to clients or promoting his latest book
“Follow The Music”, Jac relies
on his Western Skyways Millennium® engine
to keep him flying. Jac says, “From
day one, the engine has been a joy, with
such an improvement in power that I am now
getting eight additional knots, which is
theoretically not possible. From the first
takeoff roll the plane responded beautifully,
with a thrilling sense of power I had never
felt before. This is one tough engine which
I fly with total comfort. My gratitude to
the team at Western Skyways for their exceptional
craftsmanship and care, and for doing it
all on time and on budget am now a fervent
fan of the Western Skyways Millennium®
Founder & former CEO,
Santa Monica, California
Leonard Felix started his spray service company in 1969.
He's worked with countless engine shops through the
years, and Western Skyways impresses him more than any.
I've had great experiences with Western Skyways.
We've had several engines overhauled with them.
They're always very responsive, their work is excellent,
and the turnaround is good. We had a crack show up in
an engine and they turned it in a week. They're a perfect
resource for us when we need parts, support, information,
anything. They go out of their way to help in
every way. We do a lot of our own maintenance and
Western Skyways gives us everything we need to get
back in the air. I count on them.
Brian Andrus of Arctic Transportation Services, absolutely,
positively MUST deliver the mail. Seventy remote
villages in Western Alaska depend on his scheduled
cargo deliveries… and out there, that means
survival. Brian depends on Western Skyways to
deliver the engines that help him deliver his
payload. Brian says “My fleet of Cessna
207s and 402s fly in harsh summer and winter
conditions over extremely rugged terrain. count
on flawless engine performance not only for my
own safety, but also for the
survival of the villages I serve. Western Skyways
engines are so dependable we’ve even been
able to get a TBO increase on our 402s. The crew
there really goes out of their way to help us
keep things running smoothly. Even when we had
a problem with a product that wasn’t theirs,
they helped us solve it. They’re worth doing
Director of Maintenance,
Acrtic Transportation Services,
been doing business with Western Skyways since
1985. We have found that they deliver the very
best product and customer service. One time we
had to get an engine from someone else. We were
in a hurry. We couldn’t wait. So, we took
a chance on another shop. We had so many problems!
I had never switched companies before… and
I will never switch again! I use Western Skyways
for all my engines and component overhauls. They
are with me every step of the way through the
whole process. When someone asks me about Western
Skyways, I say, ‘Let me tell you about these
guys. They’re always there when I need them!’
I trust Western Skyways to help me keep my health
care business healthy.”
Director of Maintenance,
Hawaii Air Ambulance,
"...the best option..."
No matter what the problem, no matter what the weather,
Western Skyways always comes through for Mayo Aviation.
Allen Noel counts on them for consistently impressive
service and repairs.
Western Skyways has demonstrated why they are
the support group to go to in the Rocky Mountain
region. Mayo Aviation has been able to reduce
downtime, find the best, most cost-efficient
options for repairs and solve problems that others
have not seen. They continue to provide great
support with our best interests in mind.
I've been selling Pratt and Whitney powered turboprops for over 30 years. During that time,
I've had a lot of experience working with the "big name" service facilities.
However, the recent work that's been done for Bell Aviation on a Beechcraft King Air 200, and
Cessna Conquest I has been a refreshing change when it comes to customer service!!
Tom Barry gets my highest rating when it comes to solving problems, helping with reducing parts costs,
and being available to respond to completion deadlines.
I plan to continue doing more future hot section work with Western Skyways Turbine.
I'm confident that with Tom Barry as General Manager, the customers' best interests/expenses/timeliness
will be of paramount importance.
Bell Aviation West
James Boulton, owner of AAA Roofing of Maui, Hawaii,
flies over the ocean every day. He brought his
Trinidad TB-20 over from France in 1990 and when
it was time for a major overhaul, he was diligent
about doing his homework. James says, “90%
of my flying is over the ocean. The only option
for me is the very best. Planes go down out here
and there are very few survivors. I talked to
a lot of operators, and Western Skyways got very
good reviews. I wanted a balanced engine and a
company I could trust if there were any problems.
I called Western Skyways and talked at length
with David Leis. For my IO540 and my needs, David
suggested the Custom Gold Seal® engine. I
went with David’s suggestions and I’ve
been very pleased. Everyone there is very knowledgeable.
They keep in touch. I have always kept meticulous
care of my engine and I keep my oil clean all
the time. Their build-up process was very important
to me because they don’t change parts between
engines like many shops do. Their standards are
very high. My Western Skyways engine is even better
than the factory engine my plane came with. Even
though they don’t sell the engine on these
points, it’s smoother, quieter, and much
more powerful. It’s beautifully balanced,
faster, and my climb rate is much better. It starts
beautifully and doesn’t burn oil. There’s
almost no vibration. From the first time the engine
rolled over, I’ve just been very, very pleased.
Pleased with Western Skyways, and pleased with
my Gold Seal® engine. If you want the best
engine you can buy at a very fair price, you should
call Western Skyways like I did.”
Owner, AAA Roofing,
This is a note of appreciation for Tom Barry and Western Skyways Turbine Engine Shop. West Star had a customer with a King Air 200 "working airplane" on an extremely tight schedule when a Borescope evaluation found a CT wheel in one engine was missing part of one blade. Subsequent disassembly of the engine found several distressed components. With this evidence, the customer opted to split the other engine to check the condition, where some light damage was found.
A call to Western Skyways for assistance brought immediate results, with Tom using his knowledge and experience to present the customer with several options for repairs to both engines. In order to keep the customer on schedule, a course of action was quickly decided upon (at a very competitive price) and Tom picked up the components that required repair or replacement. Western Skyways was able to repair everything and re-blade a replacement CT wheel. After the engines were reassembled, Tom came to our facility to assist with re-trimming the engines. The airplane was delivered, and was able to fly on its previously scheduled missions.
Western Skyways and Tom Barry put forth effort above and beyond expectations in order to help West Star Aviation keep a customer flying on schedule.
Dale M. Long,
Turbine Engine Team Leader
West Star Aviation, Inc.
Turbine Engine Team Leader
West Star Aviation, Inc.
Airelines flies the Grand Canyon every day. They
buy Western Skyways Gold Seal® remanufactured
engines exclusively for their entire fleet. We
build their engines to exacting specifications
tailored to the scorching days and frigid nights
of the Nevada desert. Nick Francovich, Director
of Maintenance, says, “The engines we buy
from Western Skyways are the finest I’ve
seen. These engines must perform three times a
day, seven days a week without failure and they
do just that. There is absolutely no room for
doubt of dependability when transporting people
to and from the Grand Canyon daily, through a
wide range of conditions and over inhospitable
territory. The staff at Western Skyways treats
me like I’m their only customer. Anything
I need, they provide. Their technical knowledge
of these engines and accessories rivals the factory,
and Western Skyways keeps in touch! I cannot conceive
doing business with anyone else. When I’m
asked for my opinion of Western Skyways from other
operators, I tell them the same thing. You will
not find a better company anywhere.”
Director of Maintenance,
Lake Mead Air in Boulder City, Nevada knows what
it means to fly through the eye of a needle. Their
special brand of air safaris take tourists on
an aviation adventure THROUGH the Grand Canyon
and surrounding areas. General Manager, Art Gallenson,
uses Cessna high wings to give their passengers
the best possible view, and says, “We like
to get them as close as possible, so we must have
the power and precision to navigate the canyons.
We do a lot of fire surveillance work too. We’ve
got to have completely reliable engines.”
Art and his crew have been flying with Western
Skyways engines since it’s beginning in
Troutdale, Oregon. He says, “We’ve
been with the Western Skyways team from day one.
Over 23 years of great service and hundreds of
remanufactured engines…what more do I need
to say? We run a multi-faceted business that keeps
our planes constantly in the air. For our Grand
Canyon tours, we need a reliable, quality engine
that we can count on. Paying customers don’t
accept excuses for delays and neither do we. For
many, the flight over the Grand Canyon is a once
in a lifetime experience and we want to make sure
that we can make it the best experience possible.
We also contract out to the U.S. Forest Service
and are required to meet their strict requirements
for aircraft safety. Time is a critical element.
It can mean the difference between a small brush
fire and a raging forest fire. There is no room
for downtime in this business. That’s why
we turn to Western Skyways for all of our engines.
Their service is unmatched. They even delivered
a critical part we needed on Thanksgiving Day.
Whether it’s a small part or rush order
on a remanufactured engine, we can count on Western
Skyways to get us what we need…when we need
it. We’re looking forward to another 25
years with Western Skyways.”
General Manager ,
Lake Mead Air,
Boulder City, Nevada
a simple note of thanks for the recent three engines
that we've purchased from you.
As you know, my airplanes never
fly flat and level. They are always climbing on
their way to work, or rapidly descending on their
way home from the drop. Here in the desert, we
put our engines through every temperature exptreme.
Many days, the ambient ground temperatures are
hitting 130 degrees on the tarmac; and the descent
wind chill factor is -20 degrees below at altitude
in the winter.
But I've never had a cracked Western Skyways cylinder.
I am certainly glad that you suggested the new
Millennium Cylinders for all our recent overhauls.
Their performance has been wonderful. My pilots
are pleased with their power all the way up; my
mechanics are pleased with their compression checks;
and I am pleased to have found a product made
the "Old Fashioned Way". That is to
say that "They Last Longer". I have
over 800 hours on all of the cylinders now and
their performance is just like brand new.
And all of Western Skyways' workmanship is superb.
My engines have always come off of the truck and
run past TBO without a problem. I have absolutely
Las Vegas, Nevada
Jack Johnson, President
of Texas Skyways, Inc. expects flawless performance
from his engine vendor, just as his customers expect
flawless performance from their engines. That’s
why Jack counts exclusively on Western Skyways.
Johnson says, “I’ve purchased over a
thousand engines from the folks at Western Skyways.
We love ‘em and we have a relationship with
them better than any written contract. It’s
a relationship based on mutual trust and friendship.
When we buy engines for our customers, they expect
the best. That’s why we buy all of our engines
from Western Skyways. Our customers can trust us,
because we trust them.”
Texas Skyways, Inc.,
takes a smooth engine for John Kounis, Editor
of Pilot Getaways, to get the outstanding, clear
images published in his magazine. After putting
a pen to the research assignment, John chose Western
Skyways to replace his engine. “Since the
Cessna 185 is our primary photo platform, lack
of vibration in the engine is crucial in assuring
clear, sharp photographs for the magazine. Whether
I’m flying across the country at 75% power
to meet a deadline or loitering at 45% power to
fly formation with a Gipsy Moth, the engine is
smooth and responsive. Oil consumption is minimal,
and oil analysis and compression checks have been
good.” John concludes, “I highly recommend
a tour of the facility to others. The professionalism
exhibited in the shop will instill confidence
in any potential customer.” Sharper images
are just one of the many additional benefits Western
Skyways engines deliver with what many describe
as “turbine smooth performance.”
Editor, Pilot Getaways
"I wanted to send you a
Short recap of my 1997 Jane's airshow tour and
the engine operations since your overhaul of
my engine with Millennium cylinders during the
winter of 1997.
The engine, a Lycoming AEIO-540. Is installed
in my Marchetti F-260C aircraft which I flew
about 275 hours last summer. I performed about
75 airshow performances at 23 airshow sites
across North America in 1997. I also flew
about 100 media and VIP aerobatic flights.
Ambient temperatures ranged from almost freezing,
at one show, to over 110 degrees at Naval
Air Station Corpus Christie, Texas. One day
in Texas, I flew 15 half hour VIP aerobatic
flights for my sponsor, Electronic Arts, with
ambient temperatures over 100 degrees. Power
settings, for my 10 minute airshow routine,
are 2700 RPM and 100 % available manifold
pressure for the entire routine until landing.
Cylinder head temperature was never red lined
and the oil temperature is sometimes at red
line. I never missed a flight during the year.
The engine, including the Millennium cylinders,
operated as needed when needed at all times.
I expect the engine to operate to TB0 just
as it has for over 3,000 hours and 13 years
Cameron Park, California
are currently operating two Teledyne Continental
IO-520-F engines with the Superior Airparts Millennium
Cylinder assemblies installed. Our first engine
was installed in a Cessna 207A in March of 1997
and has accumulated approximately 350 hours since
overhaul. Our second engine with these cylinders
was installed in a Cessna U206F in December of
1997, and has accumulated approximately l00 hours
time since overhaul. The coldest temperatures
that we have operated these engines to date is
-30 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. Their service
history so far has proven them to exceed the original
factory Continental cylinder assemblies in both
summer and winter operations."
Director of Maintenance, 40-Mile Air
"I am writing to you about the TSIO-520 engine
with the Millennium cylinder we have installed in
our Cessna 210. This engine now has 840 hours -
TSMOH and we have not had any problem yet. We are
a 135 operation, so we run this engine constantly
and yet after every 100 hour inspection the compression
check is always over 70, and we have been very pleased."
Director of Maintenance, Air Transport Inc.
El Paso, Texas
After 3900TT and two field overhauls,
Bill White, President of Western Air Trails,
decided it was time to “bite the bullet”
and replace the engine. After comparing options,
including factory new, he chose to go with Superior’s
Millennium® engine built by Western Skyways.
Bill says, “I cannot adequately express
the confidence I have in my Western Skyways
Millennium® engine while flying 200 feet
above the ground photographing for my books.
It’s the difference in an engine carefully
built by craftsmen.” Bill’s company
publishes pilot guides of geological formations
and historical markers across the country. He
adds, “A few minutes on the phone with
David Leis at Western Skyways convinced me that
the engine would be built to specifications
that actually exceeded my expectations…
when David explained the five-year warranty,
the meticulous build-up process, and the remarkably
close tolerances and high quality of the final
product, I ordered an O-470-R. The engine was
ready on schedule and came with NEW (not rebuilt)
mags, carburetor, and starter. If I had any
doubt whether it was time to change engines,
it was relieved on the first flight. SMOOTH
is the only word to describe the engine performance.
The follow-through service has been exceptional.
In a day and age when many companies don’t
care to deliver any level of customer service,
Western Skyways has delivered outstanding service.”