Company History

Sabreliner Heritage - USAF T-39A
T-2C Depot Program
Black Hawk Helicopter 

In aviation, the past is prologue, and that is certainly true with Sabreliner. Our services have expanded over the years to include maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft, engines and their components, as well as manufacturing support for aging aircraft and new aircraft production.

Through ongoing investment in new technology, facilities expansions and technical capabilities - complemented by a series of strategic corporate acquisitions and divestitures - Sabreliner has transformed itself into a comprehensive aviation services provider with a tradition of top-flight performance that actually began decades ago.

That's because Sabreliner traces its company name and roots to the venerable Sabreliner aircraft, which originated more than 50 years ago as the military T-39 and which spawned the world's first twin-engine business jet, the Sabreliner Model 40.

The company has been a privately held corporation since 1983, when a group of investors purchased the Sabreliner Division of Rockwell International. Our initial goal was to support the existing fleet of Sabreliner aircraft with excellent maintenance and modification services, while capitalizing upon those skills to support other types of aircraft and their operators, including the U.S. and foreign militaries.

In 1985 the U.S. Air Force awarded the new Sabreliner its first government work in the form of a competitively won contract to modify "mothballed" T-33 trainer aircraft to attack configuration for Ecuador under a Foreign Military Sales agreement. The U.S. Air Force contract was the first of many with the United States government, establishing our Perryville operation as a trusted source of quality maintenance and overhaul of important aircraft.

Since that first government contract was earned, Sabreliner has worked with all branches of the U.S. military through more than three decades of government service and supported some of the world's most respected aircraft manufacturers and their supply chains, including:

  • Airbus
  • Boeing
  • Bombardier
  • L-3
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Sikorsky
  • Vought Aircraft

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