OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Valair Aviation, a Meta Special Aerospace (MSA) company offering full-service MRO and FBO services from Wiley Post Airport, announces the appointment of Wesley Norris to President. Norris most recently held the role of Sr. Director of Business Development for MSA.
In his role as President, Norris will provide executive leadership to the aviation services division of MSA. This division includes fixed based operations (FBO), aircraft inspection, maintenance, modification, integration, avionics, paint and interior services for light and medium turbo-prop and jet commercial and special mission aircraft. Besides serving as a principal of aviation services, he will identify growth initiatives and assist with growing ground operations capabilities.
“We are proud to announce Wes as President of Valair Aviation and value his depth of maintenance and logistics experience within the Aerospace and Defense industry,” stated Darryl Wilkerson, CEO and President of MSA. “His strengths in customer relationship management and market opportunity development will be of great benefit as we grow our programs for current and new customers around the globe.”
Prior to joining Valair Aviation, Norris held various positions in industry to include Director of Business Development, USAF Programs, L3 Technologies, Integrated Aerospace Systems and Senior Program Manager, Boeing V-22 Osprey/AC-130U Gunship Technical and Field Services. Before joining the industry, Norris served 24 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Colonel. He finished his career as the Director of Logistics (A-4) for Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command where he provided direction and oversight to more than 5,000 Airmen worldwide maintaining 232 special operations aircraft in 19 mission design series.
As a career aircraft maintenance/logistics officer, Norris commanded the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group at Cannon AFB, NM where he led over 1,400 Airmen in sustaining a $5.5B fleet of 112 aircraft comprised of 9 mission design series. He served in various wing and staff level aircraft/munitions maintenance and supply leadership positions in maintaining fighter, bomber, rotary, remotely piloted, special operations and commercial derivative aircraft. In addition, Norris commanded two aircraft maintenance squadrons and served as a staff and executive officer at the Air Force Personnel Center and the Joint Staff, Strategy and Policy Directorate (J-5).
Norris earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College and Master of Science degrees from Troy University, Air Command and Staff College and the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.
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 www.valairaviation.com.
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 www.metaspecialaerospace.com.