Berkley International was incorporated on December 18, 1996 as an Illinois corporation operating out of their first facility in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Berkley was established to provide technical engineering support to the aftermarket repair operations of commercial airlines. In July of 1997,the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) empowered Berkley to operate as an Air Agency under the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 145 Repair Station.
Berkley International became an immediate success expanding into its Des Plaines facility to serve airlines in Japan, New Zealand, Canada and Israel providing sensor expertise in RVDTs, LVDTs, synchros and other electro-mechanical valve, switch and indicator mechanisms. In June of 2000, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA, then JAA) further certified Berkley as an approved Part-145 maintenance organization while operations expanded to serving European operators in France, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Portugal and The United Kingdom. Expanding into its facility currently in Wheeling, Illinois, Berkley has grown into larger assemblies including flight controls, total air temperature sensors, landing gear components, wire harnesses and autopilot controls. Berkley continues to expand its capabilities list to provide further support to its customers.