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October 21, 2019

Valair Aviation Welcomes Matthew Pierce as Director of Maintenance

Matthew Pierce

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Valair Aviation, a Meta Special Aerospace (MSA) company offering full-service MRO and FBO services from Wiley Post Airport, welcomes Matthew Pierce as Director of Maintenance. 

As Director of Maintenance, Pierce will provide overall direction and guidance to the operational activities of MSA, specifically the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) functions including modification, paint, interior, and integrations. This role is also responsible for coordinating and synchronizing MRO functions with the program manager, finance, quality, technical services, and customer service departments. 

“We are proud to welcome Matthew Pierce as Director of Maintenance and as a new member to the leadership team,” stated Wes Norris, President of Valair Aviation. “His robust experience in aviation maintenance as well as business development and organizational management will improve and help grow our MRO capabilities and provide the best services possible to our customers.”

Prior to joining Valair Aviation, Pierce held various positions in the aviation industry to include Program Manager, Director of Business Development, Site Manager, and Organization Development Manager with King Aerospace, Inc., AirReady MRO Services, Inc., and L-3 Communications. Pierce served 20+ years in the United States Navy culminating as an Aviation Maintenance Lead Chief. Throughout his extensive Navy career, Pierce led all organizational-level aircraft maintenance departments to ensure the successful planning and execution of repair and overhaul of the naval aircraft, aircraft components, aircraft engines, ground support equipment, and aviation life support systems. He has worked on various aircraft platforms to include the King Air, T-45, HH-60, E2, C2, P3, and F-18.   

Pierce earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of La Verne.
About Valair Aviation
Valair Aviation is a full-service MRO and FBO providing quality, efficiency, and added value support. With over 70 years of experience, Valair has delivered customized solutions to private, commercial and government customers operating turbine and mid-size corporate jets. Valair has earned a highly respected reputation for its innovative engineering and performance enhancement solutions. In addition to maintenance, repair and overhauls, Valair also specializes in performance and surveillance upgrades, complete interior refurbishing, floor plan modifications, and customized paint. Valair Aviation is a Meta Special Aerospace company.  Learn more at

About Meta Special Aerospace
Meta Special Aerospace (MSA) is a fully integrated and agile enterprise of aerospace and defense companies providing C3ISR aircraft modifications for commercial and government applications.  MSA responds quickly and efficiently to government and commercial operators of mission-optimized aircraft with specialized aircraft performance enhancing products and contracted defense special mission services. MSA offers key services within its core operating markets of Manned Airborne ISR, Special Mission Training and Exercise Support, and Aviation Services.  The MSA portfolio of companies includes Commuter Air Technology, Valair Aviation, Mission Transportation and Alpha28. Learn more at