7641 Densmore Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406-2043

(818) 997-0512

Mon - Fri, 7am - 4pm

cabinsafetyteam@capsaviation.com


Company

As a leading provider to the world-wide business aviation community, we are committed to delivering fair and competitively-priced products and services with constant and consistent world-class customer service. We accomplish this through a daily commitment of building dynamic and enduring partnerships with our clients and fellow employees and associates, while upholding the highest standards of integrity, service and innovation.

History

Corporate Air Parts, Inc. was founded by Neil Looy in 1983. Neil’s passion for the aviation industry was sparked after spending weekends watching planes take off and land at the Van Nuys Airport with his Father. This spark of intrigue eventually led to 6-years of service in the United States Air Force as an F4 pilot. After his tour of duty, Neil worked for World Airways, flying DC-10’s. He later accepted a position as a pilot with the famous 1970’s & 80’s film producer Glen Larson (Magnum P.I. / Fall Guy), holding multiple aircraft type-ratings and developing an interest in the film industry.

Corporate Air Parts began by providing aircraft parts and services to the business aircraft community, specializing in the support of the famous Jetstar aircraft. Our first and utmost focus has always been an unwavering commitment to safety, quality and customer service. With both civilian and military backgrounds in aviation, our leadership and staff comprise an overall aviation experience rarely equaled in the industry. This experience has served us well, and has also been a tremendous asset to all of our clients.

By focusing strictly on the business jet community, we have expanded our services well beyond the sales of products to include FAA Repair Station services, tool calibration, CAPS Flight Crew Training, also providing logistical support throughout the globe. We are number-one in the industry for aftermarket support of survival and life support products and services. The company was re-branded as CAPS Aviation in January 2017, to better represent the various ways in which we provide services to the industry.

In early 2017, Neil passed away. His Daughter Jennifer, who had been working alongside her father for over 14 years, would become the new CEO and President. Her leadership traits have proven to be a positive and resounding influence on the company’s 20+ employees with a daily ‘can do, will do’ attitude.

CAPS Aviation is housed in a 15,000 square foot facility on Densmore Avenue, adjacent to the Van Nuys Airport, with a freshly renovated classroom, updated front offices, and expanded tool calibration laboratory. Call us, come visit and join us on this bright horizon! Let us know how we can take you and your business to new and higher altitudes.

People

Fredy Aldana

Fredy Aldana

Repair Station Manager

Fredy has been working with CAPS since 2004 and started out as a Repair Technician at the vest station. During his free time, he likes to hang out with his wife and two kids. You can catch him watching soccer and rooting for Real Madrid!

Stephen Cortez

Stephen Cortez

Customer Service Administrator

Stephen began working with CAPS Aviation in the spring of 2017 when CEO Jennifer Gamon scouted him from another industry. When he's not at CAPS he tries to reach his goal of reading a minimum of three books a month or traveling throughout the southwest to attend theological debates.

Favian Flores

Favian Flores

Customer Service Administrator

Favian started out at CAPS in 2015 as a Repair Station Technician. After mastering that, he shifted gears and is now a Customer Service Administrator in our front office. You can catch Favian zooming through the streets in his motorcycle, and even bungee jumping on occasion. When he's not thrill seeking, he loves going to the movies and hanging out with friends.

Luis Gaitan

Luis Gaitan

Lead Repair Station Technician

Luis started with CAPS in 2009 and left in 2016. His expertise was deeply missed, and we were lucky enough to have him rejoin our team in 2018. Luis is currently in night school studying to be an A&P Technician. When not immersing himself in the world of aviation, you can catch him practicing jujitsu or DJing on the side.

Gabriel Galvez

Gabriel Galvez

Repair Station Technician

Gabriel joined CAPS in February of 2017. He learned about the position from his father, Jose who is the Repair Station Assistant Manager. “All I would hear from him is how much he enjoyed working at CAPS, so I had to see it for myself”. Gabriel plans to start taking college classes in order to further his career in aviation. He loves to stay physically active, and has been playing basketball since the second grade.

Jose Galvez

Jose Galvez

Repair Station Assistant Manager

Jose has been working with CAPS Aviation since 2008 and is currently the Repair Station Assistant Manager. In his free time, Jose enjoys spending time with his family and four kids, he loves music, traveling, sports, visiting the beach, watching movies, going on walks, enjoying a good meal and learning other languages.

Jennifer Gamon

Jennifer Gamon

President & CEO

Jennifer became President and CEO of CAPS Aviation in February 2017. Before that, she has worked nearly every other job within our company from Customer Service Representative to Tool Calibrator. When she’s not running CAPS, you can catch her brewing up some homemade kombucha or sparring her husband in jujitsu. The future holds raising her two small children with an appreciation for the aviation industry, as well as pursuing her own pilots license.

Jennifer Gonzalez

Jennifer Gonzalez

Repair Station Technician

Jennifer started with CAPS Aviation in March of 2017 as a Repair Station Technician. She loves running and even dedicated three years of training with her sister to complete the Los Angeles Marathon. Family is a big part of her life, and loves being an aunt to her four nephews and one niece.

Jessica Gonzales

Jessica Gonzales

Director of Operations

Jessica has been working with CAPS Aviation since April of 2018. Prior to that, Jessica spent over ten years in a variety of management positions. Her extensive experience led to her promotion to Director of Operations soon after joining the team. When she’s not focused on operations at CAPS, she’s busy managing her husband, two boisterous children and a small flock of backyard chickens.

Rudy Hernandez

Rudy Hernandez

Customer Service Administrator

Rudy moved all the way from Texas to join the CAPS team mid 2018! He grew up with six sisters and loves hanging out with them along with his six nieces. On weekends you can find Rudy dancing the night away and having horror movie marathons. He’s looking forward to dedicating more time to travel the world in the near future.

Ken Kirby

Ken Kirby

Manager of Acquisitions & Special Projects

Tim Kneeland

Tim Kneeland

Classroom Instructor

Suzanne Kugelstadt

Suzanne Kugelstadt

Accounting Manager

Geovani Lopez

Geovani Lopez

Lead Repair Station Technician

Geovani first joined CAPS in June of 2013. His interest in aviation started as a young boy when he would play with remote controlled jet airplanes. He is very passionate about music and has been playing the bass guitar since he was a teenager. He is always striving to improve himself, whether at work, at school or personal hobbies.

Tyler Marquette

Tyler Marquette

Calibration Lab Manager

Tyler has been with CAPS Aviation since 2005. He has worked in various departments, but is now thoroughly enjoying his position as manager of the tool calibration lab. On a more frustrating note, he has been a Dodger Fan since birth. He enjoys repairing things and understanding their functionality. Tyler is happiest with an episode of The Office, hiking, or reading a good novel.

Adolfo Melendez

Adolfo Melendez

Repair Station Technician

Gabriela Morelos

Gabriela Morelos

Customer Service Supervisor

Gabriela has been with CAPS Aviation since 2013. She started as a Customer Service Administrator, but has since been promoted to the Supervisor position.  Gabby loves to hang out with her friends, family and dogs. One of her favorite activities is going to different concerts – all genres welcome! She makes it a point to travel whenever possible, and is looking forward to planning more trips in the future.

Juan Pablo Moran

Juan Pablo Moran

Repair Station Assistant Manager

Juan has been in the aviation industry since 2004 and was hired by CAPS Aviation in 2011 and has since been promoted to Repair Station Assistant Manager. He enjoys training new hires and assisting with quality control. Aside from aviation, Juan loves spending time with his family. He enjoys taking his two little girls to the beach and park, and watching movies on Sunday afternoons. When he has time, he enjoys working out at the gym and playing soccer with friends.

David Orantes

David Orantes

Repair Station Technician

David interviewed at CAPS Aviation in July of 2013 and was called back the next day to start as soon as possible. He enjoys working on computers, whether it is repairing an old system or building a new one; "It’s a hobby I picked up when I was younger. I learned by messing around with old parts; before the time of Youtube. If something was wrong, you had to figure it out by yourself. I genuinely enjoy it."

Travis Pandos

Travis Pandos

Calibration Lab Technician

Travis is a self-admitted “techie”.   In his spare time, he enjoys developing web applications and learning about all of the new up and coming web development frameworks. Travis also loves the Japanese culture, and the beautiful flow of the Japanese language, having studied the subject for over 10 years now.  He’d like to say yoroshiku onegaishimasu - よろしくお願いします- to all of our customers.  (I look forward to working with you!)

Deborah Puopolo

Deborah Puopolo

Classroom Instructor

Nadine Spencer

Nadine Spencer

Accounting Administrative Assistant

Nadine started with CAPS Aviation in January of 2018. She is always up for a visit to the beach with her teenage daughter, and likes to rock out to her favorite karaoke jams. Nadine will gladly challenge anyone to a sing- off to Black Horse and The Cherry Tree!

Tabitha Teutsch

Tabitha Teutsch

Customer Service Manager

Tabitha has been working with CAPS since April of 2015. She started as a Customer Service Representative and quickly worked her way into a top tiered managerial role here at CAPS! When you see Tabitha, you surely will also see one of her four Samoyed dogs by her side. They are our unofficial mascots in the office when they are not winning awards at dogs shows on the weekends!

Jose Vasquez

Jose Vasquez

Logistics & Warehouse Manager

Jose has been working at CAPS since April 2009. On the weekend he coaches club soccer where his daughter is the goalie. He loves to kick back with his family and watch the latest action movie. After all that is said and done, he is happy to sit down to a nice juicy burger.

Monique Vega

Monique Vega

Customer Service Administrator

Monique has been working with CAPS Aviation since May 2018. Her strong background in customer service made her the perfect addition to our sales team. Monique has a passion for helping others, and regularly volunteers with multiple different local charities. During her free time, she loves to take road trips and has even taken 38 trips in one year.

Memberships & Accreditations

SoCal Aviation Association

National Business Aviation Association

Gulfstream Aerospace

Professional Aviation Maintenance Association

Business & Industry Council for Emergency Planning & Preparedness

Arizona Business Aviation Association

Testimonials

"I have attended some of the other training vendors classes on cabin safety in the past and I can say that the training I received at Corporate Air Parts was outstanding! The presentation from Tim was excellent, the hands-on portion of the training was very good. The information that was shared was well worth the travel to the class. I will look forward to coming again for a refresher."

David Graham

Captain BD-700

TempusJets

"Tim was wonderful!  He made the two days very enjoyable and is an excellent and very thorough instructor. I was impressed with the standard of training, having completed many similar courses, the quality of your training course was outstanding. For example, actually setting off flares and putting on a working smoke hood were firsts for me. I now feel very confident in my ability going forward with my position as a Flight Attendant."

Suzie Crowder

Contract, Flight Attendant

"“The classes were excellent. It had been years since I'd had a CPR course, so that was definitely needed. I've worked at FSI teaching for several years, and I've taken many aviation-related courses.  Yours on Wednesday was pretty much the best ever. You packed twice the material I thought possible into an eight hour class. You kept it professional AND made it fun. I learned a lot and will be taking I look at how we may do things better on our jet because of this course. I made a note to look into the Wilderness First Responders Course. That looks like a very rewarding experience, and a ton of fun! It was very nice meeting you. Thanks again!"

Gary C.

"Thanks for a great course. It was very well presented. Tim does an outstanding job of presenting a lot of material, including many surprising gems. He maintains a very upbeat atmosphere at all times and keeps things interesting. The course provides usable information, fulfills a training requirement, is thought-provoking and enhances awareness. Absent are any nickel and dime aspects - that you provide free - breakfast and lunch, immediate paperwork, free parking and towels at the hotel, free beverages, are all small things which make a big difference."

John

Challenger 605/604 Contract Pilot

"My first time at CAPS 135.331 training. I was very impressed and satisfied with the quality of the course. Tim Kneeland is an excellent instructor!"

Anonymous

"Totally met my expectations & then some! Amazing training! Learned a ton!"

Anonymous

"Deb couldn’t be more awesome. She is incredibly talented and knowledgeable, one of the most personable women in aviation I’ve met in my 17-year career in this industry. Absolute best!"

Anonymous

"Very helpful course. Everything was very well explained and clear. I really felt prepared after. Great teacher and lesson. The course was very informative overall, a very good class... LOVED the instructor! Deborah was amazing, very hands on and never boring."

Anonymous

"Thank you for your diligence... It is that level of customer service that earned our business a few months ago and we couldn’t be happier with the relationship."

Philip Rhodes

Senior Operations Manager

Dassault Aircraft Services

"It was awesome to get to meet you and your team. It was a very refreshing experience! I was blown away at y’all’s awesome customer service!"

James Beasley

Director of Maintenance

Netflix

"The Cabin Services class took me from being completely fresh and very anxious to feeling confident in skills and ability. From booking the courses to instructors and assistants, [they] made this a very easy and enjoyable experience!"

Dylan Fetzer

Hewlett Packard Enterprises

"Deb is very thorough, has a ton of expertise and knowledge. So excited to get up in the air and use my training! This course exceeded my expectations, Deb is incredible!"

Caz Marie Norwich

Vista

"Thanks for getting our tools done last week. You can tell you guys spent time on them because they even look clean. Thanks again."

Ricardo L.

Rotorcraft Support

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