Kawak Aviation is a mission equipment company focusing in the areas of:

  • Aerial agriculture
  • Aerial fire fighting
  • Aircraft throttle quadrants
  • Electric motors
  • Accessory drive mission power systems

Mission: Kawak was founded under the belief that to progress, the aviation industry and our customers deserve to be provided with the most innovative, highest performing, and safest mission equipment solutions possible. Today Kawak is actively developing these solutions and the fundamental relationships necessary to achieve our mission.

Founders: Michael R. Reightley and Douglas A. Sawyer

Headquarters: 20690 Carmen Loop #102, Bend, OR 97702

Clients: Kawak supports products and development not only in the United States, but also in the global market. Our company supports Ag pilots, helicopter fire fighters, U.S. military contractors, commercial aviation companies, cargo aircraft conversion companies, and we are a sub-contractor for many large aerospace and defense companies. Examples of some of our customers include Precision Aircraft Solutions, Air Tractor Aircraft, Thrush Aircraft, Northrop Grumman, Sikorsky Aircraft, Oshkosh Corporation, IOMAX USA, as well as many municipalities such as Cal Fire in California and many private businesses in aerial agriculture, helicopter fire fighting, and other utility roles.

Differentiator: Kawak Aviation is a culture focused company, which has guided the company to become an industry leading mission equipment supplier in helicopter firefighting systems, aerial agriculture, propulsion systems, motion control, flight control products, auxiliary power, and precision agriculture power systems. Kawak focuses on building collaborative lasting client relationships that adapt and grow to help meet new challenges with confidence, speed and agility, while minimizing business risk and maximizing opportunity.