Welcome to Century Aviation
Century Aviation specializes in the manufacture of exact reproduction aircraft and quality restorations of historic and classic aircraft. We offer dis-assembly, transportation and reassembly of aircraft that are too old or too unique to fly. Additionally, we work as consultants to museums, assisting them to restore, install or move their exhibits. Our services include inspections and load tests on the aircraft that will be suspended, design of attach fittings and rigging, and the installation of the aircraft. We partner with either of two Certified Theatrical Rigging companies (iWeiss, Fairview NJ and Dick DeLay Rigging, LLC, Edmunds, WA) and with Pacific Engineering & Design, PLLC to offer a variety of choices to the customer.
Mark Smith and Karen Barrow started Century Aviation in August 1992 with the contract to assist Evergreen International to disassemble and move the Howard Hughes HK-1 “Spruce Goose” from Long Beach California to McMinnville, Oregon. Since then we have worked on many aircraft restorations and replicas as well as aircraft relocation and installation. We are located in a 5000 square foot, fully equipped shop on Pangborn Memorial Airport, East Wenatchee, WA.