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Universal Aircraft Services is a CASA-approved facility offering comprehensive maintenance for a range of piston, turboprop, and jet aircraft. With over 100 years of combined experience, we ensure your aircraft stays in peak condition.

About Us

Founded by aviation pioneer Steve Padgett, whose career spans over 50 years in aircraft sales marketing and maintenance support. Steve Padgett founded Aeromil Pacific which become one of the largest Cessna agents and service centres in Australia, 

Universal Aircraft Services is a 100% Australian-owned and operated company. We are part of a distinguished group of aviation companies owned by Steve, who dedicated to excellence in the aviation industry.

We also proudly support the Flight Options Charter aircraft, providing top-tier maintenance and service.

Our Services

Our highly skilled maintenance engineers are committed to keeping your aircraft flying safely and efficiently. We specialise in maintaining aircraft under 5700kg and select aircraft over 5700kg.

Hangar Capabilities

  • Extensive Beechcraft King Air Series Support
  • Extensive Caravan Support
  • Extensive Cessna Citation Light Jet Support
  • Extensive General Aviation (GA) Support
  • Wood/Fabric Aircraft Support
  • IFR & VFR Inspections
  • PT-6 Scheduled and Heavy Maintenance
  • PT-6 Life Extension Programs & Support
  • Avionic Upgrades, Service & Support
  • Interior Refurbishment
  • Sheet Metal Repair
  • In-House EIR (Electrical Instrument & Radio)
  • Composite Structure

Hangar Facilities

Located at Sunshine Coast Airport, our large, modern hangar is equipped with a wide range of ground support equipment, including:

  • Cessna Citation ground support equipment
  • Cessna Caravan ground support equipment
  • Beechcraft King Air ground support equipment
  • Aircraft tugs, towbars & ground power units
  • Pressurisation rig
  • Skydrol hydraulic rig
  • Extensive GA aircraft service equipment

Our Engineering Team have over 100 years of combined experience conducting all facets of maintenance, repairs, upgrades and refurbishments.

They are passionate about aviation, many having their own pilots licenses and aircraft. They understand the concerns and responsibilities involved in aircraft ownership and maintenance.

We strive to make your experience with us informative, enjoyable and structure maintenance planning to fit in with your needs and operational requirements.

Our team has extensive experience on the following

  • Cessna light Jets – Line and Heavy maintenance in particular 550 & 560 series
  • Cessna 208 Caravan – Line and Heavy maintenance
  • All Cessna piston series – both single and twin
  • PT6 non rated series – Line maintenance – Hot Section Inspections – Life extension programs – Borescope inspections.
  • JT15 series – Line maintenance – Hot Section Inspections – Life extension programs – Borescope inspections.
  • Beechcraft King air series – Line and Heavy maintenance.
  • All Beechcraft piston series – both single and twin
  • All Piper piston series – both single and twin
  • Wood and Fabric – Maintenance and repairs
  • Composite structures – Maintenance and repairs

Contact Us


Chief Engineer (John Milligan):
+61 428 300 681



Sunshine Coast Airport
Universal Aircraft Services
20 Friendship Ave, Mudjimba, QLD 4564