It is our mission to be the premier aviation services provider in the Upper Midwest by being perceived as a valued problem solver within our industry.

Bismarck Aero Center was first founded in 1990 as Aircraft Management Services (AMS) by Bob Simmers. The company specialized in aviation consulting, specialized flight training, aircraft storage and pilot services.

In 2002, Bob partnered up with long time Director of Maintenance, Mike Aarestad, and expanded operations to include aircraft maintenance and repair. The partnership was a defining moment in our company history. It allowed us to further our aviation services and build strong relationships within the aviation community. 

Then in 2006, we continued to diversify our services by forming the subsidiary, Dakota Avionics. With our Limited Repair Station Certification from the FAA, we began offering avionic sales and repair. Our facility is one of the largest in the region and is equipped to handle all aircraft maintenance and avionics needs. From stick and fabric to turbine powered aircraft, our technicians can take care of it.

Our biggest change came in 2008, when we became Bismarck, ND's newest full-service FBO and changed our name to Bismarck Aero Center. North of the General Aviation Ramp off Alpha 1, we began to offer Jet-A and 100LL fuel, professional concierge services, 20-minute quick turns and other great amenities you expect from a top notch FBO. We pride ourselves on our 24/7 certified NATA staff, blue "Air Elite" carpet service for all customers and providing #1 customer service at KBIS.

Most recently in February, 2022, we purchased Bismarck Air Medical and Bismarck Air Charter, operating a King Air 200 & C-90. Both organizations came with a team of highly professional pilots that are ready to provide the vital air medical and private charter transportation our community needs.

We invite you to look around our website to learn more about how we can serve your aviation needs and make sure to contact us with any questions you have. We will always be happy to assist you!