Aircraft Maintenance

At Big River Aviation, experience matters.

With 92 years of combined expertise, we're your trusted partner for aircraft maintenance.

Our commitment to excellence, safety, and precision sets us apart. Choose Big River Aviation for top-tier service and peace of mind in every flight.


Aircraft not running right?  Want to upgrade?  Big River can fix what's broken or install new to get you a top notch plane.



Have a 100 hour or annual coming due?  We have great rates with our expert IA to get you a thorough inspection and keep you flying safe.


Whether you need routine maintenance, annual inspections, or 100-hour checks, trust Big River Aviation  to keep you flying safely and efficiently. Call or email to schedule your aircraft maintenance.

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Big River started in 2010, as a mobile service repairing and inspecting aircraft in Missouri and Illinois along the Mississippi River. By 2015, Big River found a home at St. Louis Regional Airport in Alton, IL.  In 2017 Big River outgrew their hangar and moved to St. Louis Downtown Airport where they continue to expand and grow today!

Under the new management led by Josiah Bridges, our team brings a wealth of experience to the table, with a combined total of 92 years in aircraft repair and maintenance. Our team consists of 5 A&P IA's, 2 A&P's, and 3 Apprentices.

Stay Informed with Big River Aviation: In the News! Discover our aviation adventures, groundbreaking achievements, and contributions to the community. Explore the stories that showcase our journey, shaping us into a trusted name in the world of aviation, one milestone at a time.

Sponsor Announcement: Big River Aviation Transitions to New Ownership, Continues to Sponsor The Aero Experience Team

Sep 7

Transition to new ownership

Cahokia Heights, IL, August 28, 2023 — Big River Aviation, a prominent player in the General Aviation repair sector, is thrilled to announce a change in ownership effective June 30th, 2023. After over a decade of successful stewardship by Paul Voorhees, the reins of leadership have been handed over...


Meet Our crew

Meet Our Aviation Experts: At Big River Aviation, our staff is at the heart of our success. With decades of combined experience, our dedicated team specializes in aircraft maintenance, inspections, and repairs. Trust our skilled professionals to keep your aircraft in optimal condition.

Managing Partner A&P IA
Shop Manager A&P IA
Parts Manager
Technician apprentice
Technician apprentice

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