Manufacturers of Aircraft Tooling & GSE

We are manufacturers, engineers, CNC operators, programmers, carpenters, and electricians.
Metal is our medium; design specifications dictate the equipment we build.

Manufacturing the right tools for your maintenance tasks

Aircraft maintenance tasks require that an MRO or an airline must have the right tools for every bolt, rivet, panel, and system across multiple aircraft platforms. The procurement specialist, the procurement manager, the maintenance manager, and the engineering team are all responsible for acquiring the copious amounts of GSE and tooling your mechanics need to perform the complex testing and specialized maintenance aircraft call for.

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Solair Group Manufactures GSE & Tooling

We’ve manufactured over 3,000 pieces of equipment for airlines and MROs. Our team can produce the right equipment for just about every maintenance task.

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Specialty Parts

Do you need a specialized tool, kit, or instrument? Send us the specs, and we’ll get you a quote to fabricate it. Our team is capable of quick turnarounds when designing and building for custom applications.

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No Specs? No Problem

On occasion, a drawing for the part you need doesn’t exist. The teams at Solair appreciate the opportunity to showcase their skills. We have the know-how and the equipment to design custom tooling and GSE.

Service, Standards, & Quality Are the Commitment we Make to Our Partners

We are a full-service, one stop source for your MRO or airline. We are a licensed manufacturer of Boeing ST Tooling, and we are a distributor for Didsbury hoists and Purge Air carts.

Boeing ST Tooling

Solair is very proud to share that we have an agreement with the Boeing Company for the acquisition of products and services; and we have been granted license rights to use Boeing proprietary data for the sale of products or services in support of Boeing aircraft.

Distributor for Didsbury

Solair is an authorized distributor for Didsbury hoists and Purge Air carts. Didsbury is a recognized name in the aircraft maintenance industry, as they’re known for innovation and quality. Our technicians are certified to repair the products we distribute.

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Manufacturing GSE and Tooling is Our Passion

Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, including a Haas UMC750 5 axis CNC mill along with seven other CNC mills and turning centers.  Combining these capabilities with a water jet  and a wide variety of other metalworking equipment, creates the breadth and flexibility to produce complex parts to a high degree of accuracy. What can we add to your tooling inventory?

Manufacturing Engineers

What’s in a tool? Steel, fasteners, welds, heat treatment assembly, and top-quality finishing. Our manufacturing engineers know metal and the other materials required to fabricate the tooling your crew needs to perform daily maintenance tasks.

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CNC Programmers

Technical expertise makes all the difference when a mill cuts metal. Our CNC programmers have this superpower. They speak geek. They develop the programs that make our machines dance.

CNC Operators

With design details understood and programming completed, CNC operators execute the cut, watching over the machine, making sure the specifications are met. After machining, they inspect the work for quality and accuracy.

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At Solair, our focus is on your business.

Our job is to make tooling and GSE acquisition a simple process with short lead times backed by incredible service. Find out what we can do for you.

Solair is an independent manufacturer and is not affiliated with Airbus

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Marcos Alonso

CFO of Solair Group, LLC

I joined Solair in late 2018, while Scott joined in mid-2019. Our extensive corporate experience allowed us to develop a strategy that would take Solair to the next level. As 2019 closed with a strong finish, Solair was positioned for a promising start to 2020.

In 2020 the industry was already showing early slowdowns when the COVID pandemic took hold in March. As the volume of orders reduced, we took quick action, temporarily adjusting our business model and operating capacity, which allowed Solair to continue serving our customers, while getting ahead of the curve.

When the full impact of the pandemic was evident, the market came to a near full stop. We quickly adjusted our plans, which kept the business operating at expected service levels, while continuing to service our customers. Our investors stepped in and acted, providing resources and support at the right time. All realized the situation required a long term outlook, a “holding power.”

Together with our financial partners, we increased Solair’s efficiency, preparing for the “new market“ to emerge. Constant development with a focus on our customers is how we do business.

Isn’t that the kind of partner you want to work with?

Sergio Molina

Director of Operations

Be Proud of Yourself

My career has been spent working in manufacturing. I like planning and working with numbers. Success has come because different people saw my desire to learn and recognized that I was not afraid to work hard-–to challenge myself to reach for what I wanted. 

Before Scott offered me a position at Solair Group in 2019, I was working for a company that made military products. In just a few years, we had built the plant from 35 to 500 people with government defense contracts and orders that totaled 150 million dollars. 

My entire career has been spent in manufacturing, creating strong, healthy relationships within the company and with customers. My experience has taught me that it’s not about how big the challenge is, it’s about how much you believe in yourself. 

I have my dad to thank for my outlook and mindset about work. He taught me to be proud of work and never be afraid of a challenge. My dad didn’t look at situations as a problem, he looked at them as opportunities. He taught me to do the same. 

I’m Sergio Molina, VP of Operations at Solair Group. We welcome the challenges your business faces. How may I help you today?

Ricardo Sierra

Vice-President of Sales

I joined Solair in January 2021. Scott, Marcos, and I had discussed my taking on the role of VP of Sales in 2020. However, we were in unprecedented times, so we waited until the market stabilized, and then I became a part of the team.

Having made the choice to work for a smaller firm, in a position where my experience would directly impact the company, I was excited to share my expertise and ideas, as well as learn from individuals who had extensive corporate experience.  

Over the many years of working in customer service in various business models and industries, I have learned one very important lesson: True customer service is being the solution to a problem.

No matter the situation, my goal is the same: to maintain the highest level of commitment to and stay in communication with my customers. If a problem happens, I explain it to the customer and share with them the steps taken to deal with the issue. Then, I follow up with them, explaining how the issue will be rectified in the future. 

Regardless of industry, customers remember a business that puts their needs first, seeing contacts as partnerships, not just transactional connections. 

I’m Ricardo Sierra, VP of Sales, and I’m your partner at Solair. 

Scott Cummings

President of Solair Group, LLC.

My career in engineering began a couple of years after I was awarded my degree. The first few years between university and my first “real job” at B/E Aerospace was spent on a boat, learning to be a part of a crew, which gave me valuable insight later in my career. 

After starting at B/E Aerospace as an engineer, I took on larger roles in the company with increasing responsibility. As my positions changed, I noticed that what really got me out of bed in the morning was the opportunity to help others realize their potential and see what they could accomplish by working in concert with one another.  The value that high performing teams, with the right focus and guidance, could create for a business, its customers and our employees.

In 2019, I joined Solair Group. Stepping again into a role as a new leader. Proud to join a business with such a strong value proposition for our industry.  We’ve taken risks, accelerated change, and laid a foundation for the future with one thing in mind – how can we best serve our customer’s needs.

I’m Scott Cummings, President of Solair Group. How may I help you?