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Specializing in the overhaul and repair of Hawker landing gear, AV8 MRO has decades of experience in overhauling Hawker components.

An FAA and EASA-Approved Repair Station, AV8 MRO brings decades of experience in overhauling Hawker components, specifically the repair and overhaul of Hawker landing gear.

FAA # 8AQR081C EASA # 145.6484

AV8 MRO has three principals: Yoel Arnoni, Mike Washburn and Russell Eckhart. All three have been individually working on Hawkers as early as 1979, and they began working together in 1990.

Yoel Arnoni


Yoel has been working on Hawkers and overhauling landing gear since 1979. In 1986, Yoel founded Arnoni Aviation, which quickly grew into the premier Hawker parts supplier and overhaul shop. In 2006 Arnoni was sold to BBA Aviation and now operates as Ontic Houston.

Mike Washburn


Mike began working on corporate jets in 1989, specifically on the Hawker series aircraft. In 1996, Mike joined Arnoni Aviation, where he developed and then led the Hawker landing gear overhaul shop. Over the many years he spent running the gear shop, he worked with both OEM Engineers and DERs to develop a host of repairs for gears and other major components. This extensive experience makes him one of the world’s leading experts on Hawker Landing Gear.

Russell Eckhart


Russell joined Arnoni Aviation directly from A&P School in 1992. He has held almost every position possible in a growing aviation company. Throughout his career he has held the title Shop Manager, Technical Sales Manager, Purchasing Manager and Repair Station Chief Inspector. In addition, Russell also held the position of Quality Manager, and the Continuing Improvement Program Development Manager and instructor. He also established and ran the in-house plating shop, and as part of his duties, he acted as the Environmental Safety Manager.