Available Aircraft FOR SALE

1978 Sierra Citation FJ44 Eagle II • N45AF
Your chance to own a multiple world record holder. 6432 TTSN, 1173 TTSN on twin FJ44-2As, TAP Elite, Garmin 750/650 stack, XM Weather, SatPhone, 2003 P & I, loads of Sierra upgrades, much more...    $1,500,000

2007 Sierra Citation FJ44 Stallion • N506TF
Garmin G501SP glass panel + FJ44 power! 7861 TTAF, 852 TTSN engines on TAP Elite, new interior, fresh Phase 1-V, TAWS, TCAS, Radar, Freon AC, much more...   $2,295,000

1984 Sierra Citation 1SP FJ44 Stallion • XB-IXT
Lowest time Stallion available! 2987 TTAF, 585 TTSN engines on TAP elite, Garmin 430s, Sandel EFIS, dual i-Line MFDs, WX-500, Skywatch, TAWS, RVSM, Meggitt LCD engine gauges, Sierra interior upgrades...   $2,100,000

1974 Sierra Citation Eagle 400 • XB-AMO
844 SNEW on high-performance JT15D-4 engines, 4245 TTAF, Proline, King Gold Crown, Garmin GPS-500, GMX-200 MFD, 43,000 ft. cabin, RVSM, Freon air, lots more...   $1,100,000

2009 Sierra T210M Super Centurion • N48VA
Garmin G600 glass panel upgrade includes chartview, EDM-930 engine instruments, GNS-480/430 w/ moving-map + glide slope, GTX-330 Mode "S" with TIS, 426 SMOH on Victor Black Edition engines, 2766 TTAF, Sierra R/STOL mods, new P&I, much more...   $269,000

2001 Cirrus SR-22 • N56FT
2118 TTAF, 373 SMOH on this beautiful Cirrus with new-style paint. Avidyne EX-5000 PFD & MFD, Dual 430's, air conditioning, Stormscope, STEC 55X autopilot, more...   $199,500

1999 Eurocopter EC-120B Colibri • N120TX
5,067 TTAF, 4518 SMOH on this versatile, capable 5-seat helicopter. Air conditioning, new P&I, Garmin GTN-750 touchscreen, fresh inspections and much more...   $925,000

PLUS - three more EC-120B helicopters available - call for details!
Sierra People: Pete Conrad

Sierra’s longest-serving employee after founder Mark Huffstutler and VP of Engineering Chip King is veteran sales expert Pete Conrad. Born in Jacksonville, FL, Peter is the eldest son of Gemini, Apollo and Skylab astronaut Charles “Pete” Conrad and his wife, Jane. During his early years, the family was stationed in Pax River, Maryland and San Diego, California before Pete's dad was selected in the second group of NASA astronauts and they moved to Houston, Texas.

Like many children of the original 1960’s astronauts, Pete spent much of his childhood near NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston, TX. After graduation, he spent a few years working in jobs such as pipe sales and as a corporate pilot before becoming friends with Mark Huffstutler. In 1987, Mark hired Pete to handle sales – along with part-time ferry pilot and flight instructor duties.

25 years later, Pete still enjoys making and maintaining good relationships with our customers and values his longtime friendship with Mark. In his years at Sierra, Pete has seen the company grow from 8 employees to more than 120 - due largely to our unique products. He says there are far too many memories to tell about, and he is looking forward to many more years of “pushing tin.”

As we approach the 30th Anniversary of Sierra Industries, "Sierra People" profiles some of our most dedicated (and longest-serving) associates. Please join us in celebrating their contributions.

Sierra receives Mexican government certification for MRO services

In a welcome announcement for nearby Mexican aircraft owners, Sierra Industries has joined a select group of government-approved aircraft service centers in the United States. In April, Sierra was certified by the Mexican government aviation agency to service Mexican-registered aircraft. The Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) presented certificate no. CO-038/12 to Sierra Industries representatives on April 4, permitting the company to inspect, repair and modify a wide variety of aircraft from piston singles to cabin-class business jets.

The Mexican government is expected soon to issue a ruling restricting maintenance services for Mexican-registered aircraft to facilities located within Mexico, with the exception of a limited number of DGAC-certified facilities outside the country’s borders. Located some 50 miles from the Mexico-Texas border and less than 250 miles from Monterrey, Sierra’s Uvalde facility is ideally positioned to allow convenient access to Mexican-based aircraft.

With nearly 30 years of aircraft service and modification experience, Sierra Industries’ location at Uvalde’s Garner Field Airport offers true “one-stop shop” capabilities including PMA parts manufacturing. in-house avionics support and on-field paint and interior specialists. Numerous Sierra employees are bilingual in Spanish and English, helping to facilitate communications with south-of-the-border aircraft owners and operators.

Canadian MIP Approval received for Sierra

In related news, Sierra recently received Canadian government MIP approval. MIP stands for "Maintenance Implementation Procedure" and is required for all U.S. repair stations that service Canadian aircraft operating under CAR Part VII - Commercial Air Services. This is equivalent to U.S. aircraft operating under FAA Part 135 rules. Though the US-CA border is a little further away than Mexico, we're sure this will be welcome news to a number of our Canadian-based customers.

Sierra-modified Hawker 400XPR makes first flight

Hawker 400XPR takes off on maiden flightHawker Beechcraft's eagerly anticipated Hawker 400XPR made its debut flight on Thursday, May 3, powered by freshly installed Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines. Sierra's sister company Skyway Aerospace Technology (SWAT) designed and engineered the retrofit, while parts fabrication and installation were performed by Sierra Industries.

Sierra Industries CEO Mark Huffstutler flew left seat with Hawker Beechcraft test pilot Dave Newton in the right seat. After takeoff, the 400XPR climbed to 5,000 feet in one minute and eventually reached 14,000 feet and 320 knots during the maiden flight. “This thing just performed flawlessly,” said Huffstutler after the flight.

The Hawker 400XPR is a modified version of the Beechjet/Hawker 400, and buyers can choose among three major modifications, including new FADEC-controlled Williams engines; Hawker Beechcraft-designed winglets, which haven’t flown yet but are slated for certification in August; and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics, which have been certified in the model 400. There were 604 of the eligible serial number Beechjets/Hawker 400s built.

With the new 3,200-pound-thrust FADEC-controlled Williams engines replacing the original Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, the 400XPR can fly 2,015 nm with maximum fuel, 450 nm farther than the regular model 400. READ MORE

Garner Field Receives Texas ‘Airport of the Year’ Award

Sierra's home since 1983, Uvalde’s Garner Field Airport has been named the General Aviation Airport of the Year by the state’s top aviation agency. The award was announced recently during the 30th Texas Aviation Conference held at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas.

“Garner Field is home to a variety of industries, which makes this airport a one-stop shop for state of the art modifications to a wide variety of private, corporate and military jet aircraft. All three companies are over 20-year tenure, long-term tenants, and have invested in maintaining and expanding their businesses,” said David Fulton, executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division.

“Unique to other airports, this facility is considered one of the premier soaring sites in the world, and has hosted national championships bringing in pilots from all over the world. Glider operations are difficult to coordinate with powered aircraft, but this airport has mastered the task,” Fulton continued.