Bio of Mark Holloway -Chief Inspector, A& P/IA
As a young man I spent five years in the United States Army where I attained the rank of Sergeant as a Self propelled field artillery mechanic. Upon exiting the Army I attended East Texas State University, now known as Texas A & M Commerce. Here I met an individual who was taking flying lessons, he took me on a Christmas light sight seeing tour and I was hooked on flying.
I started pursuing my pilots license and became a private pilot where my fascination with aviation grew. I was afforded the opportunity to use my G.I. Bill to further my education, I left Texas and moved to Denver to attend Colorado Aero Tech. There I graduated with an Associates of Occupational Studies, Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance degree.
I returned to Texas to begin my aviation maintenance career. I held various A & P positions at a variety of companies learning to hone my craft. I became shop foreman in a thriving FAR Part 135 commercial aviation operation. When I was eligible I began studying and tested for my Inspection Authorization Certification.
A Director of Maintenance position soon followed and I was exposed to the business side of aircraft maintenance. Here I grew my skills as a customer service representative, parts person and Inspector. The many years I have spent in the aviation industry have allowed me to work on a wide variety of aircraft and work with an abundance of individuals and garnered a vast array of knowledge.
This knowledge base has brought me here to Mesquite Aircraft Sales and Service, where I am working as the chief inspector, A&P/ IA. Mesquite Aircraft Sales and Service maintains a wide array of aircraft and provides a multitude of services for the King Air series, Dahr-Socata TBM aircraft as well as most general aviation aircraft.
We are able to perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, maintenance tracking, phase inspections as well as annual inspections. We have GPU and oxygen services available along with AD research and STC incorporation for your aircraft.