Larry D. Hinebaugh (President)
Aviation Consulting Group
Larry Hinebaugh has over 30 years of experience in business aviation and is knowledgeable in all facets of VIP aircraft maintenance and operations including: aircraft completions, aircraft maintenance management, quality assurance, and aircraft maintenance engineering and field support.
Mr. Hinebaugh began his career as an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic working on FAR Part 91,121 and 135 aircraft. After receiving his BS Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from Northrup University, Mr. Hinebaugh went to work for Gulfstream Aircraft; first in Technical Operations, and then in Field Service Engineering.
After leaving Gulfstream, Mr. Hinebaugh went on to manage multiple Gulfstream aircraft as the Director of Maintenance; operating GII, GIII, and GIV aircraft on a world-wide basis. It was during his tenure as Director of Maintenance that Larry became both knowledgeable and experienced in not only operating and maintaining VIP aircraft, but in specifying and overseeing VIP interior completions as well.
In 1995, Mr. Hinebaugh founded Aviation Consulting Group, Inc. ACG specializes in VIP aircraft Completion Management, Maintenance Administration, and Maintenance Consulting. Since founding Aviation Consulting Group, Mr. Hinebaugh has been involved in over two dozen VIP aircraft completion projects involving Boeing, Gulfstream, and Airbus aircraft; the Maintenance Management of multiple Boeing and Gulfstream aircraft; several VIP Aircraft Technical Inspections and Audits; and in providing Expert Witness Testimony in several completion related matters.
Mr. Hinebaugh holds a valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant License, as well as a B.S. Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. He has also completed a variety of technical training courses on both Boeing and Gulfstream aircraft, and served on several VIP aircraft Technical Committees.
Gilbert Key (Sr. Associate)
Aviation Consulting Group
Gil has over 34 years with the Boeing Company. In a number of executive assignments in engineering, program management, sales and marketing. Prior to transitioning to the Commercial Division of Boeing in 1992, he held design and lead design assignments in Defense and Space including the B-1 Bomber, missile defense systems and aircrew escape/survival programs. Gil next held leadership positions in the development and design of the 777 and 737 NG airplanes in development, design and certification. Prior to transitioning to the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) organization in 1998, he led the development of the BBJ as Program Manager and Chief Engineer. In this position Gil worked closely with PATs in the development and production of the auxiliary fuel system as well as the Interior completion centers helping to establish authored centers for BBJ support.
While at BBJ, Gil held numerous executive positions as Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Operations and as Vice President of the organization. Next, he was asked to lead the marketing and customer relations of the 747-8 airplanes with the freighter and the passenger airplane. Gil’s background in engineering development and design, program management and sales/marketing led to an assignment as Director of Product Marketing for all Boeing airplanes, working closely with customers in the selection of Boeing product. Retiring in 2014, Gil has most recently served as a customer representative for a BBJ customer during a 12 year check of the airplane at PATs Inc. before joining ACG.