Advent Aerospace’s Jormac division celebrates 20 years serving business aviation


Jormac Aerospace, a division of Advent Aerospace, is celebrating 20 years of serving business and corporate aviation operators and completion centers. The company began operations on September 30, 1995, as a two-man startup, with founders Steve Jourdenais and Mike McAllister performing stress analysis for aircraft modifications. It now provides components and systems for VVIP business and wide-body aircraft.

To begin with, the company’s most consistent work involved passenger-to-cargo conversions of Boeing 727 aircraft. The advent of the BBJ proved to be a turning point for the company, as Chrysler Technologies Airborne Systems (CTAS) hired the company to do all of its stress analysis for its BBJ projects. From there, CTAS contracted Jormac to design the modifications, in addition to doing the stress analysis, and soon after to build them. Since then, Jormac has worked on 96 BBJ completions – providing 58 of those aircraft with VIP headliner systems.

In 2006, the company was purchased by Yankee Pacific, an investment firm specialized in the development of aviation-related businesses. Operating as a division of Yankee Pacific Aerospace (YPA), Jormac completed its transition from a 100% engineering services company to 100% engineering products.

Now, as a division of Advent Aerospace (formerly YPA), Jormac employs almost 100 engineers and craftsmen at its facility in Largo, Florida, USA. The company provides engineering production and aircraft systems products for VIP and VVIP aircraft, from flight-critical primary to secondary, non-structural interior components, including cabin headliners, bin systems, floor support structures, seat tracks and components, cabinet installation hardware, galley and vanity countertops, VIP aircraft showers, panel latches and ECS hardware.

“We are extremely proud to have reached 20 years in this exciting business,” said Steve Jourdenais, now president of Jormac’s parent company, Advent Aerospace. “Our people are the heart of our success, and our customers are the beneficiaries of their total commitment. The synergies we’ve established between Jormac and our other division, Cabin Innovations, are allowing us to offer the highest quality and commitment in this competitive marketplace. We all look forward to our company’s next 20 years.”

October 2, 2015

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