about mace aviation

Mace Aviation provides high quality aerospace design, engineering and manufacturing services without the hassle of dealing with a large corporation. We offer many of the same capabilities and quality management as the large defense contractors at a fraction of the time and cost.

family-owned business.

Mace Aviation, LLC was formed by Robert C. Mace Jr. and Ryan Mace and is a continuation of a long tradition in aviation. Mace Aviation, LLC has roots that go back to the end of World War II when our grandfather, George Mace had recently left the Army Air Corps as a combat instructor pilot and began buying, flying and selling general aviation and WWII aircraft. Our father, Robert C. Mace Sr. continued on with the aviation tradition, which inspired our passion for aviation and led us to form Mace Aviation, LLC.
Mace Aviation, LLC is a small, family-owned business that was formed to provide high quality aerospace design, engineering and manufacturing services. Mace Aviation, LLC has a growing list of internally developed products for use in the commercial and defense industries.

Robert C. Mace Sr. (Globe Airport 1988, Leak Checking the Hull Summer)


Mace Aviation consists of a small team of highly experienced engineers, FAA-certified aircraft mechanics, inspectors and fabricators. Our engineers have worked on the design and construction of manned and unmanned aircraft for many of the large defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, Scaled Composites, Orbital Sciences, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman. Our mechanics and aircraft inspectors have a wide variety of experience working on both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Our fabrication technicians are experienced with many composite processes and are encouraged to design and build their own projects to continue to perfect the art, as well as drive their passion forward. Mace Aviation, LLC strives for the most passionate workers in the industry, which translates to high quality products for the customer and pride for our employees.

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Mace Aviation, LLC has a growing list of internally developed products, as well as product collaborations for use in the commercial and defense industries. Our clients include:

  • L3 Communications
  • MD Helicopters
  • Air Tractor
  • Commuter Air Technology
  • U.S. Army
  • DynCorp
  • Phoenix Police Department
  • Fulcrum Concepts, LLC
  • Google X

clients we've worked with