Located at the New Bedford Regional Airport (KEWB) in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Sandpiper Air was founded in 1998 by William N. Whelan.  He and his son, William M. Whelan, are successful and established business professionals as well as avid pilots with more than 50 years of aviation experience between them.  The Whelan's knowledge of the needs of the aviation community comes from first hand experience.


Sandpiper Air is dedicated to providing unmatched customer service, responsive ground support, and skilled maintenance. We take pride in our name and strive to accommodate all of your flying needs. Our professional staff are here to provide you with a seamless and comfortable experience whether you are visiting for a day or here to stay. 

Our Team.

Melissa Whelan - General Manager​


Melissa oversees administration and operations at Sandpiper. With over 20 years of being a consumer in the aviation industry she understands how important great service is to Sandpiper's customers.    

Mark Cordeiro - Director of Maintenance


Mark holds an A&P I/A with 28 years of aircraft maintenance experience and has also taken the Garrett TPE 331 line maintenance training certification. Mark is also a certified Rotax engine mechanic. With each project Mark will work with his customers to get them flying again quickly and safely.  Mark is a Private Pilot and avid motorcycle enthusiast.


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