MEET THE TEAM

We bring together a team of skilled personnel who are knowledgeable and responsive to our customers' needs. Our team includes a dedicated Parts Analyst, Program Managers, Leads, as well as an A&P licensed Quality Control Inspector and A&P licensed Maintenance Supervisors. As a satellite of VT SAA, we also have additional resources and mechanics available on-call to augment our operations when needed.


David Boss
Hondo Aerospace is managed by David Boss, who has over 22 years of aircraft maintenance experience. He served in the United States Marine Corps for four years as a line, power plant, secondary power systems, and fuel system mechanic on the F/A-18 Hornet. After his service, he worked in general aviation performing various maintenance functions. After general aviation, David worked on commercial aircraft heavy maintenance for 17 years on 14 different aircraft types from Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Embraer, and Bombardier. During these 17 years, David worked in various management positions at VT San Antonio Aerospace, with his last position being Program Manager for a major airline customer's lines of maintenance. David has an Airframe and Powerplant certificate and currently serves as the Manager of Operations at Hondo Aerospace.

David Buckley
David Buckley supervises the production team at Hondo Aerospace. He has over 25 years’ of aircraft maintenance experience. David served in the United States Navy for 4 years as an airframe and hydraulic mechanic on the F/A-18 Hornet. After his service, David worked in General Aviation where he became a certified pilot and earned his inspection authorization. After that, David worked on commercial aircraft, preforming both line maintenance and heavy maintenance for 15 years on 12 different aircraft types from Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Embraer, and Bombardier. During these 15 years, David worked in various management positions at VT San Antonio Aerospace, with his last position being Manager for several customer's lines of aircraft maintenance. David has an Airframe and Powerplant certificate with an inspection authorization and currently serves as the Supervisor at Hondo Aerospace.

Ryan Elder
Ryan Elder is our Planning/Production Control Supervisor, who has over 15 years’ experience in military and civilian aviation. He served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Structural Mechanic for 10 years, working on various types of aircraft including the F-14B, F/A-18A-F. After his service, Ryan worked as a DoD contractor for the U.S. Navy on F/A-18s while attending school. He has a B.S. in Aeronautics with a double minor in Safety and Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Ryan joined Hondo Aerospace in 2014, acting in multiple roles, including Planning / Production Control Supervisor, Billing Analyst, and QA Facility Auditor.