John D. (Doug) McKinney has 41 years of aviation maintenance and management experience, as he went into A & P technician school, TSTI (Waco, Texas) straight of High School in 1978. His first job as an A&P mechanic was at Hooks Airport in Tomball, Texas where he spent the next 4 Years in General Aviation, maintaining all Cessna Single & Multi-Engine airframes, Mooney, and Piper Single & Multi Engine airframes. For the next 25 years at Hooks Airport, McKinney served as an Aircraft Mechanic, QA to Maintenance Manager, and FAA Repair Station Accountable Manager on the U.S. Customs Air Interdiction Fleet—later known as the CBP maintenance contract—maintaining numerous aircraft supporting multiple forward operations in Mexico, Central, and South America. Starting in 2010 and for the next 5.5 years, he managed a fleet of King Air 350 ISR aircraft and maintainers on the ground—flying upwards of 100 hours a day 7 days a week.McKinney then spent 2 years as Operations Manager for a Cessna MRO and modification center in Uvalde/San Antonio, Texas maintaining numerous Citation models and Engine Modification Kitting for Hawker 400A aircraft. He spent 6 months on the T-45C contract in Kingsville, Texas as a Maintenance Control Supervisor supporting (95) T-45C jets flying 120 sorties per day. Following this, McKinney spent 18 months in Corpus Christi, Texas as the Director of Maintenance for a small non-profit 135 Helicopter EMS company maintaining 3 Bell 407 and 1 Bell 429 helicopters. During the Covid, lockdown he assisted in the maintenance of a fleet of Bell 206/OH-58 helicopters for an agriculture spraying company in Conroe, Texas until transitioning into a role as the Director of Maintenance of a small on-demand 135 Charter company in Houston, Texas maintaining 5 Hawker 800 XP and 1 Learjet 60A aircraft.
John is responsible for CSI’s standards and training program that ensures compliance with all FAA and DOD CARB requirements. Prior to joining CSI, he served as a Charter Captain for both Part 135 and 121 air carriers. Fugedy is a U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer and Airline Transport Pilot with extensive experience in fixed wing aircraft. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and M.S. from the University of Arkansas.