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Guardian Jet Adds A&P Mechanic Casey Crafton to Aircraft Maintenance Team

November 4, 2019

casey crafton A&P Mechanic joins Guardian Jet


GUILFORD, Conn. – November 4, 2019 – A&P mechanic Casey Crafton is the latest addition to Guardian Jet’s aircraft brokerage in-house maintenance team, where he will perform on-site aircraft evaluations and oversee aircraft pre-buy inspections. As Technical Services Manager, Crafton will also play a client-facing role by providing sound aviation technical advice, market research and key insights.

Crafton brings to Guardian Jet more than a decade of aircraft maintenance experience as an Airframe and Powerplant A&P mechanic, working on business, commercial and general aviation jet engines. Most recently, he performed maintenance on the Embraer Lineage, Embraer Legacy (500, 600 and 650) and Embraer Phenom (100 and 300).

Prior to Guardian Jet, Crafton served as an assembly technician at Pratt & Whitney in Middletown, Connecticut, and as a lead aircraft technician at Embraer Executive Jet Services in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Crafton earned his B.S. Degree in Aviation Management and A&P mechanic certificate from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.

“Casey is a tremendous asset to our technical team,” noted Mike Mikolay, Co-founder, Executive Vice President and Director of Operations. “This is not an easy role to fill, as our aircraft maintenance professionals often have to leave at a moment’s notice to attend a test flight, evaluate an aircraft for one of our acquisition clients, or monitor a client’s pre-buy inspection. It takes dedication, loyalty and a strong client service commitment—all of which are central to the Guardian Jet ethos.”

Additionally, Guardian Jet recently hired Tory Cornell as Vault Project Coordinator, and Joan Dwyer as Aircraft Market Researcher.

To learn more about Guardian Jet, including its aircraft sales for new and preowned jets, aircraft appraisals and aircraft acquisitions, visit or call +1 203-453-0800.

About Guardian Jet

Founded in 2002, Guardian Jet, LLC is a world leader in aircraft brokerage, appraisals and consulting. Based in Guilford, Connecticut—with satellite offices the U.S.A. and Europe—the firm distinguishes itself with its focus on integrity and industry expertise, and by consistently providing business value to clients. Guardian Jet’s core mission has always been to earn the right to buy and sell aircraft on behalf of its clientele by providing great consulting advice, market intelligence and flawless execution. The company’s online Vault aviation asset management portal is designed to help clients quickly search for new or replacement aircraft, and easily manage an aircraft just as they would any asset. 

Media Contact

Julian Cardona
+1 203-453-0800

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