Catch Air Plains Services At Santa Fe AOPA Fly-In

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Catch Air Plains Services At Santa Fe AOPA Fly-In

Air Plains Services, a world leader in extreme performance upgrades for a variety of general aviation aircraft models, today announced the company will be an exhibitor at the AOPA Fly-In in Santa Fe, NM, September 14-15.

“We’re excited about seeing many of our long-time customers in the region who always support AOPA, and, of course, we’re keen to attract new customers to the fold with our XP Extreme Performance engine upgrades, as well as our wide range of aircraft parts and services,” said Air Plains owner Mike Kelley.

“AOPA does such a great job with its regional fly-ins,” Mike added. “When you choose a spot like Santa Fe, it makes even more special for exhibitors and visitors alike.” Air Plains Services is known worldwide for its XP Extreme Performance engine upgrades, specifically the 172XP 180-horsepower upgrade for the Cessna 172, based on the Lycoming O-360, and 180XP, 182XP, and 182RGXP 300 horsepower engine solutions based on either the Continental IO-520 or IO-550 for a number of Cessna 180s and 182s.

In the past year, Air Plains celebrated delivery of both its 2,500th 180 hp XP upgrade for Cessna 172s and its 500th 300hp XP upgrade for Cessna 180s and 182s.

Air Plains Services, based in Wellington, Kansas, is a global leader in XP high performance engine upgrades for most Cessna 172, 180 and 182/182RG piston aircraft. In addition to installing the 180XP and 300XP engine upgrades in its modern facility south of Wichita, Air Plains stands apart from most other companies, shipping complete, ready-to-install engine upgrade kits anywhere in the world. The company provides all levels of maintenance for a variety of Cessna and Beechcraft aircraft and offers more than 500 PMA aircraft parts for a variety of aircraft. Air Plains Services celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017 and is also the home of the InPulse ADI modification that allows high compression aircraft engines to use 91 octane auto fuel.  For more information, visit the Air Plains website at and follow the company on the Air Plains Facebook page.