Our story

Nola Aviation handles domestic and international charters and can service
both commercial and private aircraft. We have the equipment and staff to
take care of your flight service and aircraft maintenance needs.

Leadership

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Kevin Harper

Owner, CEO

Kevin began working in the aviation industry in 1978. His long journey began at Louis Armstrong International Airport as a fueler, fueling aircraft for major airlines and was also responsible for the maintenance of their fleet of aircraft fueling trucks.

1982

Delgado Community College

2011-2014

Eastern Airlines

In 1982, Kevin graduated from Delgado Community College in New Orleans, with a double Bachelor of Science degrees in Airframe Theory and Powerplant Theory. After graduation Kevin earned his A&P license.

Kevin began working for Eastern Airlines as a cleaner and was responsible for cleaning and refurbishing the interior of Eastern’s aircraft. He performed this job until 1983, when a mechanic’s position became open in New Orleans. He worked as a mechanic and was then transferred by Eastern Airlines in 1985 as a flight line mechanic to Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport. While in Atlanta, he performed all aspects of airframe and power plant, specializing in A-Checks and overnight checks with on hands avionics training and experience. After a couple of years Kevin transferred back to New Orleans as a mechanic with Eastern Airlines.

1988-1998

Freeport-Mcmoran

Kevin began working for Freeport-McMoran as their Maintenance Foreman. Kevin was responsible for the maintenance of company aircraft. He also handled larger tasks, such as out of town C-Checks, and aircraft refurbishing. Kevin traveled with the aircraft internationally for preventative maintenance. Kevin received extensive training and schooling in all aspects of maintenance for 727, 757, 767 and Gulfstream III. This training took place at the Boeing facility in Seattle, Washington and Gulfstream training in Savannah, Georgia.

1996-2010

Ground Services Corporation

Kevin was the chief on call mechanic for aircraft as well as the shop foreman art time for 2 years and then full-time. He oversaw the repair and maintenance of the company’s ground equipment as well as repairing ground servicing equipment for major airlines and ground support companies in New Orleans. Kevin also was integral in the working of all charter flights, domestic and international. Kevin was instrumental in working with major airlines, FBOs and charter companies while employed by Ground Services.Kevin brings his vast knowledge and experience to Nola Aviation, LLC.