SouthTecAviation was founded by Glenn Lawler, after working as a technical representative and trainer at Diamond Aircraft for more than 16 years. He taught all of Diamond Aircraft’s Maintenance Classes including Fiberglass/ Composite repairs to other service centers. SouthTecAviation has extensive LSA experience, including TecnamSport CruiserPipistrel, and others. 

All our Maintenance Technicians are FAA certified A&P Technicians and we have multiple FAA A&P Technicians with their IA designation.

In addition to being the nation's largest DiamondTecnamContinental, Rotax, and Austro diesel engine service centers, we also have a Sales Partner, Gulf States Aircraft Sales. The teaming up of SouthTecAviation and Gulf States Aircraft Sales, brings aircraft pilots and owners, a full-service experience before, during and after the sale of an aircraft. Our team is a blend of aviation experts with years of sales and service history, and a group of young and energetic team members. Integrity and honesty are of the highest value to us. As a result, we have many repeat customers.

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Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • General aviation maintenance
  • Diesel engine service
  • Pre-purchase inspections
  • Light sport/experimental maintenance and repair
  • Rotax engine service
  • Major structural repair
  • Sail plane repair
  • Aircraft refurbishment
  • Structural fiberglass
  • Large parts supply store
  • Experienced handling of insurance claims and FAA requests