Meet Todd Smith

Todd Smith

Todd Smith is Atlas Aircraft Center’s VP of Service, and the PlaneSense program’s Director of Airworthiness. Todd was a major contributor to the launch of Atlas Aircraft Center. Impressively, Todd completed one of the first PC-12 maintenance schools, and has also helped Pilatus with several product improvement programs.

Now, Todd directs the maintenance of the fleet of over 33 PC-12s in the PlaneSense® program. He also oversees the AAC repair station maintenance program (which serves PlaneSense® aircraft as well as private PC-12 owners) and the AAC parts room (which has one of the largest parts supplies for the PC-12 in the world, with an in-house inventory of over $1 million).

Todd was introduced to aviation by an uncle who owned a flight school; his uncle would bribe him with gas money and lunch to take a flying lesson once a week. This eventually led Todd to his career in aviation, where he found true gratification in the technical side of working with aircraft. Todd has a great sense of humor and the ability to find commonalities with everyone he meets. His passions include downhill skiing, ocean fishing, and swimming laps during lunch. Todd and his wife, Karen, are currently helping their three sons transition to post-college living.

Note: This article is displaying as it appeared in Volume 18 of our PlaneSense: Informational Quarterly newsletter.
Photo courtesy of Douglas Levy

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