About Us

Leader in aircraft restoration and Maintenance since 1986

Aero Design Concepts is located in the heart of New England at Barnes / Westfield Airport (KBAF ) in the town of Westfield, MA and has been providing quality service to the general aviation and light corporate community for 30+ years. In addition to GA, we also specialize in antique and warbird restoration.

Over the years, Aero Design has been highly recommended by previous customers, aircraft manufacturer's service centers, and the highly regarded Aviation Consumer Report. We have an outstanding working relationship with the local FAA office. References are always available.

Meet the Owner

Tom Trudeau began his career in mechanics at a very early age, helping his father, Alex Trudeau, who owned and operated a motor sports business.  He also took an early interest in aviation listening to the piloting stories of his father and uncles who all served during WWII.

When the opportunity came to own his own aviation business he jumped at the chance.  Aero Design started at the small, private Tanner-Hiller (8B5) Airport in New Braintree, Massachusetts.  After several years of operating there he outgrew the facility and moved the business to Westfield, MA where it grew rapidly.

Tom is a highly-respected and accomplished FAA Certified A&P Technician who is routinely contacted by clients to undertake anything from general servicing to extremely complex projects.  His skill set includes a long list of specialty services including: Sheet metal work and composite repairs, upholstery, paint work, restoration, power plant work, and routine maintanence.

In addition to running the business, at times, Tom is contacted by the FAA and others for expert consultation. He also serves on the Westfield Technical Academy (WTA) advisory board and is a member of the QB Society.  He is an accomplished pilot with muti-engine rating with 3200+ flight hours.  Tom is rated in almost every type of single and twin engine land GA Aircraft.

About our facility

Our facility includes a large maintenance hangar, an upholstery and paint shop, pilot lounge, and storage and tie down facilities all conveniently located  (just under the tower) at the intersection of Alpha Taxiway and Runway 20/02 at Westfield - Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, MA.