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.
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.
Rick Goncalves - Line Service Manager
Responsible for our Line Service Dapartment, Rick oversees fueling operations, ramp operations, hangar rental, staff training, and all manner of related services. Rick is committed to ensuring that all of our customers receive outstanding support from our Line Service Department. As a Pilot, Rick understands your needs can be trusted to deliver outstanding service.