Dawley Aviation

Simply Your Best Source for Exhaust Systems

Dawley Aviation traces its beginnings to 1978, when founder Larry A. Dawley involved himself in multiple aspects of light gage stainless welded products. He was involved in developing processes of welding components which were not typically welded. These early year challenges in product development served as the foundation to service the high demand associated with product reliability when he opened Dawley Aviation in 1985 to repair aircraft exhaust systems for the general aviation industry.

As a pilot and certified A&P (Airframe Power plant Mechanic), the founder's perception was clear in regards to safety and reliability. This set the stage for a thorough understanding of AOG (Aircraft on the Ground) pressing the Company to set early rigorous goals. Amongst these and still in practice today, Dawley Aviation is poised to supply repaired, overhauled and remanufactured exhaust systems with the highest quality, fastest turnaround, and lowest price by utilizing techniques which serve to supply the best weld in the business. As a result of creating high quality products, early on Dawley Aviation was the first to establish a one year unlimited hours warranty on aircraft exhaust systems repaired by their facility.

Viewed as the pioneer in Aircraft Exhaust Repair with nearly ½ million dependable systems rebuilt to date, Dawley Aviation has been called on to take part in history by servicing a multitude of special clients with not only reliability but appeal as well. The world class organization has a host of accomplishments which include exhaust systems used by customers to set records and achieve personal goals.

Some of these include:

  • The complete system restoration, from Original drawings, for the 1939 Boeing 307 Stratoliner on display now at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.
  • 1944 Stearman Bi Plane and Mooney M20E which both Circled the Globe setting world travel records.
  • Seven EAA Grand Champion Aircrafts awarded with our exhaust systems including several Reserved Grand Champions.
  • 25 yrs of EAA restorations done with Dawley exhaust systems. Now on display for your enjoyment.

Each of these opportunities chose Dawley Aviation as a result of our track record dedicated to delivering the highest quality available in the industry and an unblemished service record. We take pride in the success of each of these accomplishments and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of them.

State of the art facility built custom for aviation fabrication.

Over the years the Company has seen a multitude of growths to include construction of today’s modern manufacturing facility designed exclusively for aircraft exhaust repair product flow and stream line manufacturing practices for each repair, the acquisition of the general aviation division of Elano Corporation (General Electrics General Aviation Division) to include thousands of tools and fixtures and OEM drawings exclusive to general aviation and establishment of a Manufacturing Division, Dawley Manufacturing, to produce other general aviation products. Each growth step has allowed Dawley Aviation to remain the largest aircraft exhaust repair station in the world and although others may boast of being bigger, no one has completed more repairs then Dawley Aviation.

Our technitions have an average of 20 years experience.

Today, whether you are an owner or a mechanic with needs relating to a single, twin or turbine engine aircraft, Dawley Aviation understands the importance of delivering quality products, as they always have, for the best price and fastest turnaround in the business. Not to mention a free bag of peanuts with each order (the Dawley Aviation signature). Our early year commitments are the same as they have always been. At Dawley Aviation we cherish our Customers and understand the importance of providing reliable, quality products and are extremely compassionate about the level of excellence in all we do. We continue to take pride in every facet of our business fostering a culture to service you the customer.


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Burlington, WI 53105

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