Experts in Aviation Technology
AIRtec’s operators and technicians are qualified in field modification and upgrades to both military and civilian aircraft and have extensive experience with fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft maintenance. Several AIRtec personnel were former inspectors and technicians at the U.S. Navy Rotary Wing Aircraft Test Directorate in Patuxent River, MD. All of AIRtec’s sensor operators are factory trained by Telephonics and FLIR. We also have access to designated engineering and airworthiness representatives. Airframe & powerplant mechanics are certified with inspection authorization to support AIRtec doing business as a Fixed Base Operation and Certified Repair Station.
Mr. Paul H. Mueller
Mr. Paul H. Mueller joined AIRtec as Chief Executive Officer in July, 2018. Paul is a seasoned defense industry executive with over 30 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense market. Paul has a demonstrated record of leading organizations in expansive growth.
Prior to joining AIRtec, Paul was at Bristow Group as the Vice President, Government Solutions, leading the diversification of Bristow’s business portfolio into the domestic and international government space. Previously, Paul was Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at DynCorp, Int’l, where he drove the expansion of core capabilities into new strategic areas for international and non-DOD government and commercial markets.
Earlier assignments in Paul’s career included P&L responsibilities as Vice President, Mission Support Operations at Raytheon Technical Services Company and as Vice President and General Manager at ITT Electronic Systems. Throughout his career, Paul assumed positions of increasing responsibility at Hughes Aircraft Co, Litton and Northrop Grumman in engineering, program management and business development.
Paul earned his BS Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame. Paul also attended executive education programs at Harvard and The Wharton School in leadership and executive finance.
Paul currently serves on the Board of Directors for 360VA, a not for profit organization dedicated to supporting the health and welfare of our nations Veterans. Paul served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer. He is married to Pamela, and together, they have raised four children.
Mr. Steve Bildman
Mr. Steve Bildman is President of AIRtec Inc., and the company’s original founder. He received his B.S. from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and later served as an Associate Professor for the University’s NAS Patuxent River campus. He possesses over thirty years of aviation experience. Mr. Bildman’s experience includes the operation of an air carrier, corporate aviation, airport management, education, and Department of Defense (DoD) contracted flight operations. He has been conducting flight operations supporting RDT&E and range surveillance for the past twenty years. Mr. Bildman is a pilot with over four thousand hours of flight experience, and an FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic with Inspection Authorization.