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Travel Express Aviation - News

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Full Service Aircraft Maintenance Shop at DuPage Airport

Travel Express Aviation has been serving the general aviation community from the DuPage Airport since 1978! We are committed to building long lasting and trusting relationships and will treat your aircraft with the same care and consideration that you do.

We look forward to helping with both scheduled aircraft maintenance such as oil changes and annual inspections and also those situations that pop up such as tire changes and pre-buy inspections.

We are just a phone call away - 630.584.6462 or email

Private Pilot Ground School Beginning Mid-January 2022 - Registration Open

This class is for you is you are looking to prepare for the FAA Private Pilot Written Exam or if you are already a certificated pilot but looking to brush up on your knowledge. We will be meeting on Thursday evenings for 2.5 hours per session.

Registration is limited but we still have seats available! For information and enrollment, please call 630.584.6462 or email

Career Options - CFI, CFII, MEI and Aircraft Maintenance Technicians - We Need You!

We look forward to hearing from you! Please apply by email as outlined below.

Entry Level Flight Instructor - PART TIME - Travel Express Aviation is looking for a CFI who exhibits professionalism and will be capable of working independently as well as part of a team. Payment is hourly with opportunities for Daily Pilot Service trips. This is a good opportunity to get a foot in the door with a company that operates everything from Single Engine Warriors to Jet Engine Citations.

Advanced Flight Instructor - FULL TIME - Must be experienced, professional in nature and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Must be able to travel - multi day trips are common. Experience in the Piper Archer is a must. Twin engine Piper Aztec and Cirrus Certification not required but preferred as is the CFII rating. Payment is hourly with the opportunities for daily pilot services. Those that excel will have the opportunity to move into more advanced aircraft.

Aviation Maintenance Technicians (Airframe and Powerplant A&P) FULL AND PART TIME - Must hold a mechanics certificate issued by the FAA, and must be experienced, professional in nature and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience as an aircraft mechanic working on the Piper Single and Piper Twin Engine Aircraft is a must. Experience with the Cirrus SR20 and SR22 is prefered. Inspection Authorization (IA) is a plus but not required. Part-time and full-time hourly positions available for immediate hire.

If you are interested in working with Travel Express Aviation, LLC please Email resume with cover letter to the attention of the Hiring Manager. Phone calls will not be accepted and please, no walk ins.

Cirrus CSIP Training Partners on Staff - Full Array of Cirrus Services Available

For anything Cirrus, give us a call! Our Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilots, A.K.A. CSIP Instructors, are on staff and looking forward to working with you! Our CSIP instructors are factory trained to the stringent Cirrus Standards. We provide an array of services in the Cirus aircraft including, Transition Training to the Avidyne and Garmin Perspective Avionics, Pilot Services, Ferry Flights, BFR and IPC, Custom Training in Your Airplane (We will come to you and train at your air field, Destination Training (Might as well learn while you travel!) and more.
Email or call 630.584.6462 and let us know how we can help.

Aircraft Leaseback Opportunities

If you own or are considering purchasing an airplane, think about putting it on a leaseback with Travel Express Aviation. When you lease your airplane back to TEA, you will not only benefit from the rental income that will help to offset your expenses, but you will have access to a team of industry experts that will help manage and maintain your plane. We are phone call away - 630.584.6462 or email and let's talk!