Innovative Wings

Professional Aircraft Builders

About Us

Innovative Wings Inc. Building Aircraft Dreams Since 1999!

Innovative Wings Inc. has spent the last 23 years building and maintaining experimental aircraft. From consultation and planning right through to documentation, inspection and flight testing, Innovative Wings is there with you every step of the way. No job has ever been too big or too small. We are equally at home maintaining your single seat aircraft as we are building a fully pressurized turbine or jet aircraft. We are your one-stop source for experimental aircraft builder assist services. We can expertly provide for all your aircraft building and maintenance needs. Our staff are knowledgeable and experienced in the construction of experimental aircraft of every type and design. We will guide you in the right direction to build your aircraft the way you want it. Don’t know where to start? Take the time to tour our website, then contact us with any questions regarding the aircraft you are dreaming of.

Our Services

Builder Assist, Complete Build, and Anywhere in Between!

Complete Builds

Whether you’re building your own aircraft or want your dream aircraft professionally built for you, Innovative Wings can help. Our Calgary facility allows customers to have full access to their build. You can tackle as little or as much of your project as you feel comfortable with. Our qualified staff are available for full build and assisted builds. For customers in the US, subject to the 51% rule, WE CAN HELP!

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Turbine Conversions

Innovative Wings is one of the world’s leading turbine conversion specialists. Over the years we have fitted turbines to a wide variety of aircraft, from Alison 250 through to high powered Walter, Garrett and PT6 conversions. Whether you’re upgrading a Turbine Legend or building a Lancair turbine, we have the in-house knowledge and track record to design, source and build your conversion.

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Maintenance and Repair

Innovative Wings has a long history with the maintenance and repair of experimental and certified aircraft. Our airframe engineers are skilled with composite, metal and wood structures. Our avionics department can fault find existing equipment and perform all system and software upgrades. Our facility also services all engine types, including turbines. Whether it’s an annual inspection or simple maintenance items, we’ll get the job done right.

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Avionics Upgrades

Are you dreaming of replacing your old steam gauges with a full glass panel? Or maybe you’re looking to fill one of your six pack slots with a drop-in digital EFIS. With an in-house avionics lab and relationships with leading experimental and certified avionics manufacturers, we can handle any avionics or electrical projects you have in mind. Working alongside our structures team, we can also handle airframe electronics and cabin pressurization projects.

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“My Legend is around $120/hr, goes faster and is more fun! In 1,500hrs the only scheduled maintenance was 3 oil changes! Homebuilt is the way to go. It’s superior technology over certified aircraft and offers way more performance for your dollar. And it won’t cost an arm and a leg in operating costs because you don’t have to buy certified parts which, typically, are 300 – 2,000% more expensive.”

Marty Abbott

CF-104 Pilot Ret, Turbine Legend Pilot

Our Achievements

Achievements of Our 20 Years in Aviation

Featured on Wings Over Canada

As Canada’s top Turbine builder, Innovative Wings was the host to Wings Over Canada’s Turbine Edition. During the program, Wings Over Canada sampled many of the turbine aircraft built by Innovative Wings including the 400+Kt Garrett Legend!

Featured in Aviator Magazine

Innovative Wings was featured in Aviator Magazine’s ‘Kitplane Contractors’ article. The article highlights the cost benefits of experimental aircraft built by Innovative Wings and the technology available to uncertified aircraft.

Featured in the Calgary Herald

The Calgary Herald interviewed Innovative Wings and Garrett Legend owner Marty Abbott in an article investigating the surge in home built aircraft, and in particular the high performance turbine aircraft emerging from Innovative Wings’ Springbank hangar.

Winner of the Air Venture Cup 2010 and Fastest Aircraft 2011

During the 2010 Air Venture Cup, the Turbine Legend (Garrett Edition) built by Innovative Wings decimated the competition, finishing 100Kts faster than the closest competitor!

Winner of the Air Venture Cup Class in 2017

In 2017, Innovative Wings won its class at the Air Venture Cup, flying a Lancair built in collaboration with our friends at Advanced Composite Structures!

Other Claims to Fame…

To name a few, Innovative Wings built the World’s Fastest Single Engine Turboprop Aircraft (experimental or otherwise). We built the world’s only turbine Glasair Super2-S as well as the only Canadian Garrett powered Lancair IV-PT. 

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