Published in Midwest Flyer – Aug/Sept 2016
BLAINE, MINN. – Bolduc Aviation Specialized Services at Anoka County – Blaine Airport in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, is under new ownership. Longtime technicians, Kevin Dunrud and Tim Hied, have purchased the aircraft engine overhaul business from Darrell Bolduc, who started the company in 1979 at Minneapolis Crystal Airport. The company moved to Anoka County – Blaine Airport in 1983.
In a 1993 interview with Midwest Flyer Magazine, Bolduc said that he attributes much of his success to retaining skilled technicians. Those same skilled technicians now own the company.
Specialized services include, but are not limited to engine rebuilding and repair to factory zero-time specifications; precision electronic crankshaft balancing; cylinder overhaul and repair; Continental starter adapter overhaul; cleaning of all engine parts; engine balancing; cylinder grinding (.010, .015); rebush and line boring of counterweight bushing; rebush and boring of connecting rods and rocker arms; overhaul of magnetos, starters, float-type carburetors and turbo controllers; magnaflux and zyglo inspection of parts; and ultrasonic inspection of Continental crankshafts.