Since 2007, Curt Ciancetta has been President of Daytona Aircraft Services. He has been involved with general aviation for over 35 years, working not only as a lead inspector at U.S. Airways for over 25 years, but also operating two maintenance facilities: Falcon Airmotive at Lawrence Airport in Massachusetts and Northeast Warbirds in the Boston area.
He has also been the Director of Maintenance for a Part 135 air taxi for the last twenty years. In addition to having an Airframe and Power Plant certificate and holding an Inspection Authorization certificate, he is also a commercial pilot. When he’s not at the shop or overseeing the maintenance operation, he likes to spend his time restoring vintage aircraft and old automobiles.
Jake Clemens has been a part of Daytona Aircraft Services since 1998. He started working nights as an A&P mechanic, was promoted to lead mechanic, then shift supervisor before finally ending up in his current position as the Director of Maintenance.
He began his career in aviation by enrolling in the Aero-Technology Program at Bowling Green State University where he earned a private pilot’s license with an Instrument rating. During that time, he also worked full-time for the university’s aircraft maintenance department as an A&P apprentice. This experience qualified him to obtain his FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate. After college, he moved to Daytona Beach to obtain a commercial pilot’s license and multi-engine rating, while working full-time at night for Daytona Aircraft Services.
During his tenure with the company he has completed factory training on numerous airframes and systems, became a level 2 NDT technician in eddy current, obtained inspection authorization from the FAA, and many additional training accomplishments .
Daytona Aircraft Services employs a staff of highly trained and experienced Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanics, who are authorized and certified by the FAA. On average, we service over 400 aircraft each year.
Our mechanics follow established manufacturer and FAA accepted methods and procedures, and our quality control system allows us to double check our work and in many cases flight-test the aircraft for the customer.