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Van Allen Airmotive built on family and flying

February 13th, 2017 |

New Aircraft Maintenance & Management Service lands at Queen City Airport  

Allentown, PA – On February 1, 2017, David Van Allen joined his family in officially opening the hangar doors on Van Allen Airmotive at Queen City Airport.

A lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley, Van Allen earned his pilot’s license at Queen City Airport in 1982 and has used it through years in his businesses. The time was right for a change and he didn’t want to miss this opportunity for playing a larger role in the general aviation community.

The need for aircraft maintenance based at Queen City Airport is important to all the region’s general aviation activities. Van Allen has hired a team of experienced professionals and has invested in significant upgrades to the main hangar, the tools and equipment, and has created new safety programs.

“We’re thrilled at this opportunity”, said Van Allen, “this business adventure is ready to soar, and we will work very hard to earn the trust and confidence of the pilots and owners that become our customers.”

The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority approved the permit for Van Allen Airmotive during the September 2016 meeting of the Board of Governors.

“We are excited about adding this maintenance and management service at Queen City Airport as another option for tenants, which continues the Airport Authority’s mission for delivering the highest level of service,” said Charles Everett, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.

Van Allen Airmotive will provide full airframe and power plant repair and maintenance on single and twin engine aircraft and helicopters. Additional services include their exclusive monthly aircraft readiness management program MARSTM, professionally trained detailing and restoration, as well as aircraft sales.

“We also believe that owners who are interested in helping to maintain their own aircraft should have access to experts.” said Van Allen, “To help with that we will offer free owner maintenance seminars throughout the year.”

Van Allen Airmotive is located at Queen City Airport (KXLL), 1730 Vultee Street, Allentown PA 18103. You can learn more by calling (484) 224-0105 or visiting – they are currently scheduling appointments.


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