Airforms Inc. News & Updates

Airforms, Inc. Awarded EASA STC Approval for Installation of High Strength Wheel Hardware on C208/208B Main Wheels

WASILLA, ALASKA, 2-June-17– Airforms, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received EASA Approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that allows the replacement of the standard AN5 wheel bolts and hardware on Caravan main wheels with high strength Mil-Spec bolts and hardware.  The EASA STC Number is 10062054.

“We have received numerous requests for assistance from Caravan operators that have experienced problems with wheel fretting caused by hardware elongating or, in extreme cases, shearing of the wheel bolts themselves.  This has been particularly prevalent with aircraft operating at high weights with gross weight increase kits.  The stronger Mil-Spec hardware greatly reduces the incidence of wheel damage for these operators,” said Steve Hunter, Sales and Marketing Executive for Airforms.

This STC has previously been approved by the FAA (STC # SA02410AK), and is now approved for the European market.

Highlights of the STC include:

  • Bolts available in standard length (058), or longer length (060) for use with brake disc spacer
  • Kits include high strength bolts, washers and nuts
  • Eligible for all S/N aircraft, Cessna model 208 and 208B
  • Available as a kit, or buy STC and hardware separately
  • Precision fit – bolts and hardware fit identically
  • STC Approved by FAA and EASA

Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts, STCs, and hard to source parts for fleet operators.  Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts.

For more information, including a secure online marketplace and catalog, visit www.airforms.biz.  Airforms operates from 7 AM to 7 PM CST business days and can be reached directly at 907-357-8244.

Download our official press release (PDF) here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 9-June-17 – C208-208B Wheel Bolt EASA STC

This part is available in our online store at this link: C208/208B Wheel Bolt STC & Bolts

Posted in FAA-PMA News

Airforms, Inc. Awarded Global AMOC for AD 92-23-13

WASILLA, ALASKA, 22-May-17 – Airforms, Inc. announced today that they have been granted FAA Approval of a Global Alternative Method Of Compliance (AMOC) to paragraph (b)(1) and (b)(2) of AD 93-23-13.  Airforms demonstrated that installation of their FAA PMA Approved baffle assemblies or their silicone seal kits on PA31(-310) aircraft provide an equivalent level of safety as the AD mandated seals.

“This FAA approval terminates the 50 hour inspection requirement of the baffle seals in accordance with section (c)(2) of the AD, providing relief to PA31 operators and lowering their maintenance costs,” said Steve Hunter, Airforms Sales and Marketing Executive.  “Moving forward, we will continue to seek ways to make general aviation more affordable by providing products that cut maintenance costs and provide value to aircraft owners everywhere.”

Airforms had previously been granted approval of a Global AMOC for their FAA Approved baffles for the PA31-325/-350, which terminated the 50 hour baffle seal inspection requirement on those aircraft.

Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts and STCs.  Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts.

Download our official press release (PDF) here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 5-22-17 – PA31 AMOC Approval

This part is available in our online store at this link: PA31-310 Engine Baffles & Seal Kit

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Posted in FAA-PMA News

Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA PMA approval Cessna 208/208B Primary Exhaust Flange

BIG LAKE, ALASKA, 12-July-16 – Adding to their growing list of FAA PMA approved parts available in support of the world’s Cessna Caravan fleets, Airforms, Inc. has announced FAA PMA approval for part number AF2654006-10, the Caravan Primary Exhaust Flange. The flange is a direct replacements for Cessna P/N 2654006-10, and has been engineered to reduce the incidence of cracking. The flanges are eligible for installation on all Cessna model 208 and 208B aircraft with the -114 or the -114A engine, and are precision fit, drop-in replacements for the OEM components.

Airforms’ Sales and Marketing Executive Steve Hunter explains, “We have been working with a number of Caravan fleet operators for some time, and they have requested numerous PMA programs for components that present challenges due to high OEM component costs, poor availability or short service life. Several operators had requested a PMA program for the Primary Exhaust Flange due to cracking issues and periodic availability problems with the OEM parts. We have responded with high quality, economically priced components that will provide long service life – even in the world’s harshest environments. These parts are on the shelf and are readily available immediately.

Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts, STCs, and hard to source parts for fleet operators. Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER staff engineers.

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Download our official press release (PDF) here: Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA PMA approval Cessna 208/208B Primary Exhaust Flange

This part is available in our online store at this link: C208/208B Primary Exhaust Flange AF2654006-10

Posted in Airforms Inc. News, FAA-PMA News

Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA PMA approvals Baffle kits now available for Cessna 210 (70-73)

BIG LAKE, ALASKA, 1-June-2016 – Having been awarded numerous new FAA PMA’s over the past few months, Airforms, Inc. is once again the recipient of new PMA approvals.  The latest addition to the growing line of FAA PMA’d replacement engine baffles now includes parts for 1970 – 1973 Cessna 210’s (normally aspirated).  The baffles are eligible for installation on serial numbers 21059200 through 21060089, and are in-stock and ready to ship.

“The C210 family of aircraft is still immensely popular in the GA community.  As we expand our baffle coverage for the 210 fleet we provide real value with improved design, superior materials and prices that are a mere fraction of the cost of OEM replacement parts,” said Steve Hunter, Airforms’ Sales and Marketing Executive.  “The Airforms’ team of expert craftsmen have ensured outstanding fit and function with all of our replacement baffles, and we will continue this tradition as we continue to expand our product line.

Airforms baffles are available with either a bare metal or durable powder coat finish, incorporate design reinforcements with longer lasting materials, and feature reinforced Hi-Temp silicone seals fastened to the metal baffles with rivets.  All baffles are FAA approved replacements for the original Cessna parts, and are individually interchangeable.

Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of piston and turboprop aircraft PMA parts and STCs.  Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER staff.

For more information, click here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 6-1-16 1970-73 C210

For more information, including a secure online marketplace and catalog, visit www.airforms.biz.  Airforms’ operates from 7 AM to 7 PM CST business days and can be reached directly at 907-892-8244.

Posted in Airforms Inc. News, FAA-PMA News

Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA PMA approvals Baffle kits now available for PA28-180 and PA28-235

BIG LAKE, ALASKA, 31-May-16 – In the midst of another major product line expansion, Airforms, Inc. has announced FAA PMA approval for the engine baffles on the 1972.5- 1975 Piper PA28-180, and on the PA28-235. The PA28-180 replacement baffles are eligible for installation on all Piper Cherokee 180’s S/N 28-7205092 through 28-7505259. The Cherokee 235 baffles are eligible for installation on all PA28-235’s – S/N 28-10003 through 28-7210033.
Airforms’ engineering department received the new PMA’s (Part Manufacturing Approvals) recently through its continued work with the FAA Anchorage ACO (Aircraft Certification Office). The new Cherokee baffles add to an existing product line of over 60 unique kits of FAA PMA’d engine baffles for a wide range of aircraft.
“The Cherokee community has provided us with a loyal customer base since the introduction of our 1st FAA PMA’d PA28 baffles,” stated Airforms’ Sales & Marketing Executive, Steve Hunter.
“These new approvals allow us to provide high value baffle solutions to new segments of the Cherokee fleet with components of outstanding quality and workmanship offered at extremely low prices.”
“Our certification team is working on several additional engine baffle kits and other components for which we will be announcing FAA PMA approval in the very near future. Keep an eye on our website for all the latest information,” added Hunter. Airforms baffles are available with either a bare or durable powder coat finish, incorporate design reinforcements with longer lasting materials, and feature reinforced silicone seals fastened to the metal baffles with rivets. All baffles are FAA approved replacements for the original Piper parts, and are individually interchangeable. Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts and STCs. Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER staff.

For more information, click here:  AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE PA28-180 Late and PA28-235

For more information, including a secure online marketplace and catalog, visit www.airforms.biz. Airforms’ operates from 7 AM to 7 PM CST business days and can be reached directly at 907-892-8244.

Posted in FAA-PMA News

Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA STC approval For C208/208B Nose Gear/ Torque Link Repair Procedures

BIG LAKE, ALASKA, 28-Mar-2016 – As part of its continuing mission to support the worldwide fleet of Cessna Caravan family aircraft, Airforms, Inc. has obtained FAA STC approval for procedures that provide repairs to worn Nose Gear Torque Links and Nose Gear Shock Struts, and replacement of their respective attaching parts with FAA PMA’d oversize components.
“As the torque link joints loosen over time the nose gear is prone to shimmy, especially when operating the larger diameter nose wheel,” said Lee Budde, President of Airforms, Inc. “This STC acknowledges the fact that wear is going to happen over the life of the gear, but by providing oversized pins and a carefully designed set of tools, wear can be removed incrementally to keep the nose gear operating like new. Unlike other options for nose gear maintenance that require the entire nose gear be removed and sent off to be repaired by a repair station, this STC allows the gear to remain on the aircraft and the specialized tool kit allows the wear points to be reamed to exact sizes, even in the field.”

Highlights of the STC include:

  • Oversized FAA PMA’d pins & bolts available in .010, .020 and .030 oversizes
  • Standard sized pins & bolts also available
  • FAA STC sold separately
  • Precision machined pins and bolts are Cad plated for long life
  • Tool kits available with piloted reamers for all 3 oversizes

Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts, STCs, and hard to source parts for fleet operators. Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER engineers.

For more information, see our C208/C208B Torque Link STC page here.

For more information, including a secure online marketplace and catalog, visit www.airforms.biz. Airforms operates from 7 AM to 7 PM CST business days and can be reached directly at 907-892-8244.

Posted in Airforms Inc. News, FAA-PMA News

Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA PMA approvals Baffle kits now available for Mooney M20J

BIG LAKE, ALASKA, 19-Jan-2016 –  Airforms has announced that its growing line of FAA PMA’d replacement engine baffles now includes baffles for the Mooney M20J.  The newly approved components join Airforms’ engine baffle product line covering more than 60 applicable aircraft models.  The baffles are eligible for installation on all Mooney M20J aircraft, serial numbers 24-0001 through 24-1623, and 24-1632 through 24-3431.  Airforms’ engineering department received the new PMA’s (Part Manufacturing Approvals) recently through its continued work with the FAA Anchorage ACO (Aircraft Certification Office).

“The Mooney M20J model has proven to be hugely popular, due to its exceptional performance and low operating costs,” said Steve Hunter, Airforms’ Sales and Marketing Executive.  “Having received numerous requests from the Mooney community, we have responded with very high quality FAA PMA’d baffles for the M20J.  These baffles will provide superior serviceability, and at a price that provides exceptional value – pricing much lower than that of OEM replacement parts.”

Airforms baffles are available with either bare metal or a durable powder coat finish.  Each incorporates design reinforcements with longer lasting materials, and features reinforced Hi-Temp silicone seals fastened to the metal baffles with rivets.  All baffles are FAA approved replacements for the original equipment parts, and are individually interchangeable.

Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of piston and turboprop aircraft PMA parts and STCs.  Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER staff.

For more information, including a secure online marketplace and catalog, visit www.airforms.biz.  Airforms’ operates from 7 AM to 7 PM CST business days and can be reached directly at 907-892-8244.

For more information, click here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE M20J

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Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA PMA approvals Baffle kits now available for Cessna 172RG

BIG LAKE, ALASKA, 07-Jan-2016 – Amidst a torrent of recent new PMA announcements, Airforms Inc. adds yet another set of engine baffles to the list.  The growing line of FAA PMA’d replacement engine baffles now includes parts for Cessna 172RG’s.  The newly approved Cutlass RG baffles expand Airforms’ engine baffle product line to over 60 applicable aircraft models.  The baffles are eligible for installation on serial numbers 172RG0001 through 172RG0817, and also from 172RG0891 through 172RG1191.

“The Cutlass RG is still in use at many flight schools and in the aviation programs at many colleges and universities, as it provides a low cost vehicle for complex aircraft training.  We continue to respond to the needs of the training market, as we work to provide high quality FAA PMA components that will stand up to the rigorous operating conditions of the flight training environment.” said Steve Hunter, Airforms’ Sales and Marketing Executive. “All of these new PMA’d baffles are designed for longer life, increased serviceability and improved cooling performance – and we are pleased to offer them at a price point that is a mere fraction of the cost of OEM replacement parts.”

Airforms baffles are available with either a bare metal or durable powder coat finish, incorporate design reinforcements with longer lasting materials, and feature reinforced Hi-Temp silicone seals fastened to the metal baffles with rivets.  All baffles are FAA approved replacements for the original Cessna parts, and are individually interchangeable.

Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of piston and turboprop aircraft PMA parts and STCs.  Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER staff.

For more information, including a secure online marketplace and catalog, visit www.airforms.biz.  Airforms’ operates from 7 AM to 7 PM CST business days and can be reached directly at 907-892-8244.

For more information, click here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE C172RG

Posted in FAA-PMA News

Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA PMA approvals Baffle kits now available for Cessna C177RGII

Hot on the heels of their announcement of FAA PMA approval for the engine baffles for Cessna C177B models (1973-1974), Airforms’ is pleased to announce they have received FAA PMA approval for the baffles for the C177RGII’s. The baffles from the new C177RGII kit are eligible for installation on serial numbers 177RG0419, and 177RG0593 through 177RG1366. The newly approved baffles expand Airforms’ engine baffle product line to over 60 applicable aircraft models.

“We have continued to expand our coverage on Cessna Aircraft applications, and the baffle set for the Cardinal RGII was the next logical step,” said Steve Hunter, Sales and Marketing Executive. “We work directly with our customers to hone an understanding of where we can best support the aging fleet. All of the parts in our most recent Cardinal baffle releases are designed for longer life and increased serviceability, and we are pleased to offer customers a price point near 50% off OEM list.”

Airforms baffles are available with either a bare metal or durable powder coat finish. The baffles incorporate design reinforcements with longer lasting materials, and feature reinforced Hi-Temp silicone seals fastened to the metal baffles with rivets. All baffles are FAA approved replacements for the original Cessna parts, and are individually interchangeable.

Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts and STCs. Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER staff.

For more information, click here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE C177RGII FINAL

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Airforms, Inc. awarded new engine baffle FAA PMA approval for Cessna 177B (73-74)

Having just recently received the FAA PMA approvals for their first Mooney engine baffle kit, Airforms, Inc. has announced FAA PMA approval for the 1973-1974 Cessna C177B engine baffles. The replacement Cardinal baffles are eligible for installation on all 1973-1974 Cardinal C177B’s S/N 17701774 through 17702123. Airforms’ engineering department received the new PMA’s (Part Manufacturing Approvals) recently through its continued work with the FAA Anchorage ACO (Aircraft Certification Office). The new Cardinal baffles add to an existing product line of over 60 unique kits of FAA PMA engine baffles for a wide range of aircraft.

“Cardinal owners are well known throughout the aviation industry as a group that utilizes a regimen of meticulous maintenance and information sharing to keep all of their aircraft in pristine condition. Our new baffle set provides an additional resource to this group with high quality, long lasting components at a fraction of the cost of OEM parts,” said Airforms’ Sales & Marketing Executive, Steve Hunter. “All of these engine baffles are designed for longer life and increased serviceability – with pricing that makes them affordable for Cardinal owners everywhere.”

“This is the first of several additional engine baffle kits for which we will be announcing FAA PMA approvals prior to the end of the year. Keep an eye on our website for all the latest information,” added Hunter.

Airforms’ baffles feature a bare metal or durable powder coat finish and incorporate design reinforcements with longer lasting materials, and feature a range of seal options. All baffles are designed to be precise replacements for the original parts.

Airforms, Inc. is a growing aeronautical design and production company located in Big Lake, Alaska. Airforms is an industry leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include a select and expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts and STCs. Airforms maintains a FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER staff.

For more information, click here: Airforms Inc Press Release 11-12-15 73-74 C177B

Posted in FAA-PMA News

Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA PMA approvals — Baffle kits now available for Mooney M20B, M20C, & M20D

Airforms, Inc. growing line of replacement aircraft engine baffles now includes components for Mooney M20B/C/D aircraft.  Airforms’ engineering department received the new PMA (Part Manufacturing Approval) recently through its continued work with the FAA Anchorage ACO (Aircraft Certification Office).  The new Mooney baffles add to an existing product line of near 60 unique FAA PMA engine baffle kits for a wide range of aircraft.

“As we move forward with the expansion of the Airforms engine baffle line, we continue to respond to the needs of the world-wide aging aircraft fleet.  Our new M20B/C/D engine baffles provide a durable solution for long product life – and are designed to deliver superior engine cooling,” said Airforms’ Sales & Marketing Executive, Steve Hunter.  “These new baffles will stand up to the most challenging operating conditions, providing a real value for the operators of these high-performance aircraft. All of these engine baffles are designed for longer life and increased serviceability – with pricing that makes them affordable for all of our customers.”

The replacement Mooney baffle kits represent the next evolution in Airforms’ engine baffle product line, and are eligible for installation on all Mooney M20B’s, M20 C’s S/N 1702 through  2806, and M20D’s S/N 101 through 251.  Airforms’ baffles feature a bare metal or durable powder coat finish, and incorporate design reinforcements with longer lasting materials, and feature a range of seal options.  All baffles are designed to be precise replacements for the original parts.

Airforms, Inc. is a growing aeronautical design and production company located in Big Lake, Alaska.  Airforms is an industry leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include a select and expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts and STCs.  Airforms maintains a FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER staff.

For more information, click here: Airforms Inc Press Release 8-13-15 M20BCD

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Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA PMA approvals — Baffle kits now available for 1976 – 1980 Cessna 210

Airforms’ growing line of FAA PMA’d replacement engine baffles now includes parts for 1976-1980 C210 aircraft.  The newly approved C210 baffles expand Airforms’ engine baffle product line to near 60 applicable aircraft models.  The baffles are eligible for installation on serial numbers 21061040 through 21064135.

“We continue to respond to the needs of the GA marketplace, as we work to provide high quality FAA PMA components that will stand up to the most challenging operating conditions.” said Steve Hunter, Airforms’ Sales and Marketing Executive. “We work directly with our customers to zero in on solutions that will best support their operations.  All of the parts in our most recent Cessna baffle release are designed for longer life, increased serviceability and improved cooling performance – and we are pleased to offer customers a price point that is a mere fraction of the cost of OEM replacement parts.”

Airforms baffles are available with either a bare or powder coat finish, incorporate design reinforcements with longer lasting materials, and feature reinforced Hi-Temp silicone seals fastened to the metal baffles with rivets.  All baffles are FAA approved replacements for the original Cessna parts, and are individually interchangeable.

Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of piston and turboprop aircraft PMA parts and STCs.  Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER staff.

For more information, click here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 7-15-15 C210 76-80.

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Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA PMA Approval: Cessna 208/208B Nose Gear Torque Link Assemblies

Adding to their growing list of FAA PMA approved parts available in support of the world’s Caravan fleets, Airforms, Inc. has announced FAA PMA approval for part numbers AF2643084-1 and AF2643084-2, the Upper and Lower Caravan Nose Gear Torque Link Assemblies.  The parts are direct replacements for Cessna P/N 2643084-1 and -2, and are offered at pricing that greatly reduces the operator’s cost when compared to the cost of OEM replacement parts.  They are eligible for installation on all Cessna model 208 and 208B aircraft, and are precision fit, drop-in replacements for the OEM components.   The Torque Links are electrochemically primed and then powder coated for a durable finish, and come ready for installation.

Airforms’ Sales and Marketing Executive Steve Hunter explains, “We have been working with a number of Caravan fleet operators for some time, and they have requested numerous PMA programs for components that present challenges due to high OEM component costs, poor availability or short service life.  Several operators had requested a PMA program for the Torque Link Assemblies, and we have responded with high quality, economically priced components that will provide long service life – even in the world’s harshest environments.

Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts, STCs, and hard to source parts for fleet operators.  Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER staff engineers.

For more information, including a secure online marketplace and catalog, visit www.airforms.biz.  Airforms operates from 7 AM to 7 PM CST business days and can be reached directly at 907-892-8244.

Posted in FAA-PMA News

Airforms, Inc. Engineering Supports DHC-2 Beaver Operators – Provides DER approved data for alteration of crew seats in response to FAA safety alert letter

Just in time for the upcoming float season, Airforms, Inc. Engineering has announced that it will be supporting DHC-2 aircraft operators with FAA/DER approved crew seat modification and installation data.  The crew seat modification data and DER approval available from Airforms addresses popular field modifications that may have been previously performed; the data also supports new modifications to eligible aircraft.

The Airforms modification data specifies addition of a folding back assembly to certain pilot and copilot seats.  The folding back installation on the crew seat allows for better visibility for passengers in the aft cabin, and increases the ease of aft egress for the crew.

“We are pleased to provide a timely response for operators heading out for the season,” said Kyle Taylor, Chief Engineer. “In this case, the FAA notified operators late last year of a potential airworthiness discrepancy related to the configuration of modified seats in the field, specifically that some of these seat modifications may have been performed without approved data.  This left operators in a grey zone wondering about the airworthiness status of their aircraft.  We were able to work with two renowned maintainers of this aircraft type and the FAA to develop a straight forward, on-time and cost effective solution.  We help aircraft operators, owners and maintainers with a wide range of DER approved repair and alteration services – this most recent Beaver seat project is just one of those examples.”

In addition to their FAA DER engineering services, Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts, STCs, and hard to source parts for fleet operators.  Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts.

For more information, including a secure online marketplace and catalog, visit www.airforms.biz.  Airforms operates from 7 AM to 7 PM CST business days and can be reached directly at 907-892-8244.

The following service announcement contains additional details related to this data approval:

SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT, DHC-2 CREW SEAT MOD DATA 14APR15

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Airforms’ Engineering launches 2015 presentation: Using DERs for Major Repairs and Alterations

A preferred provider of aeronautical engineering services for airlines and private operators, Airforms’ engineering group is announcing completion of a presentation titled “Using DERs for Major Repairs and Alterations.”  This presentation, available on the newsfeed at our website www.airforms.biz, outlines how aircraft owners, operators and maintainers can take advantage of the FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) system in support of improved safety and reduced operating cost.

“We are pleased to offer this presentation as part of our effort to have a positive impact on the aviation community.  Our goal is simple: to improve safety and reduce operational cost when it comes to flying airplanes,” said Kyle Taylor, Chief Engineer, “the FAA DER system is generally underutilized in our community because of perceived obscurity, high cost and administrative burden – we are seeking to share our knowledge of the FAA system to dissolve some of these misperceptions.  Using a DER for major repairs and alterations often makes economical and practical sense, especially considering our aging fleet.”

The presentation was prepared in support of a 2015 speaking tour, including recent IA renewal seminars in Des Moines, IA and Milwaukee, WI.  Upcoming speaking dates include February 24 and 25 at the Alaska Air Carriers Association annual trade show in Anchorage, AK, and March 30th at the Minnesota AMT Conference in Minneapolis MN.  Additional dates will be announced throughout the year.

Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts, STCs, and hard to source parts for fleet operators.  Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER staff engineers.

For more information, including a secure online marketplace and catalog, visit www.airforms.biz.  Airforms operates from 7 AM to 7 PM CST business days and can be reached directly at 907-892-8244.

Airforms Inc 2015 Presentation DERs for Major repairs and alterations

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Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA PMA approval for CASA 212 Bushings

As part of its continuing mission to support aging utility aircraft, Airforms, Inc. has obtained issuance of new FAA PMA approvals covering a 19 different bushings for EADS CASA 212 aircraft.  This suite of bushings will aid CASA operators around the world as they struggle to find replacement parts for their aging aircraft in a timely manner. The high quality Airforms bushings are machined from a nickel/bronze alloy for durability and long service life.  They are eligible for installation on all CASA model 212 aircraft, are available immediately, and are a fraction of the cost of OEM replacements. Airforms currently produces replacement brake disks for the CASA.

“Our FAA DERs continue to move forward on new PMA projects.  They are heavily engaged in various engineering programs for a number of our customers in order to provide economical support solutions for aging fleets,” said Steve Hunter, Sales and Marketing Executive at Airforms, Inc.  “These precision manufactured replacements are in response to numerous requests for affordable bushings – parts are available today to keep the CASAs flying.” Airforms is the world’s leading supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft; products also include an expanding line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts, STCs, and hard to source parts for fleet operators.  Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER staff engineers.

For more information, click here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 2-Jan-15 – CASA Bushings Final

Posted in Airforms Inc. News, FAA-PMA News

Airforms, Inc. awarded new engine baffle FAA PMA approval Baffle kits now available for Piper PA-44-180 Seminole

Airforms, Inc. growing line of replacement aircraft engine baffles now includes components for all Piper PA-44-180 Seminole twin engine aircraft. Airforms’ engineering department received the new PMA (Part Manufacturing Approval) this week through its continued work with the FAA Anchorage ACO (Aircraft Certification Office). The new Piper baffles add to an existing product line of over 50 unique FAA PMA engine baffle kits for a wide range of aircraft.

The replacement Seminole baffle kits represent the next evolution in Airforms’ engine baffle product line, and are eligible for installation on all normally aspirated PA44-180 aircraft – from 1979 through current production. Airforms’ baffles feature a bare metal or durable powder coat finish, and incorporate design reinforcements with longer lasting materials, and feature a range of seal options. All baffles are designed to be precise replacements for the original parts.

For more information click here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 9-16-14 – PA-44-180 Baffles

Posted in Airforms Inc. News, FAA-PMA News

Airforms, Inc. awarded multiple new FAA PMA Approvals – Cessna 208/208B Tail Tie-Down Handle & Cessna 208/208B Tie-Down Trim Plates

Adding to their growing list of FAA PMA approved parts available in support of the world’s Caravan fleets, Airforms, Inc. has announced FAA PMA approval for part number AF2612035-1, the Caravan Tail Tie-Down Handle. The part is a direct replacement for Cessna P/N 2612035-1, and is offered at pricing that greatly reduces the operator’s cost when compared to the OEM part. It is eligible for installation on all Cessna model 208 and 208B aircraft, and is a precision fit, drop-in replacement for the OEM component. Aircraft interface is unchanged, as is interface with your existing tail stand. The part comes primed and ready for installation.

Airforms Part Number AF2615118-1 has recently gained FAA PMA approval as a direct, drop-in replacement for Cessna P/N 2615118-1. The Airforms Trim Plates are eligible for installation on Cessna model 208/208B aircraft (passenger aircraft only), and are available at a fraction of the cost of OEM replacements. “By designing the trim plate to be manufactured out of aluminum instead of the original plastic, we created a part that can stand up to the daily pounding in extreme work environments, while the durable powder coating retains the great interior fit and finish one would expect in a luxury aircraft,” said Airforms Chief Engineer & FAA DER Kyle Taylor.

For more information click below:
AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 9-16-14 – Caravan Tie-Down Trim Plates
AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 9-16-14 – Caravan Tail Tie-Down Handle

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Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA PMA Approvals – Cessna 208/208B Crew Door Panels

Airforms continues to grow its line of PMA replacement offerings for the world-wide fleet of Caravan family aircraft. Airforms Part Numbers AF2615180-1 (LH Crew Door Panel) and AF2615180-2 (RH Crew Door Panel) are direct replacements for Cessna P/N’s 2615180-1 & -2. The panels are eligible for installation on all C-208 & C-208B aircraft, and the easy drop in replacement of these components on early models will bring a modern look and increased utility to the older aircraft. Airforms’ parts are identical to the Cessna part – and include retaining straps, fire extinguisher recess, large storage pocket, weight placard and certificate pouch.

For more information click here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 9-3-14 – Caravan Crew Door Panels

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Airforms, Inc. awarded new FAA PMA approvals for PA-31 Series Cabin Door Latch, Helio H-295 Stabilator Hinge Bracket, And Cessna 207 Cargo Door Up-latch

Airforms continues to grow its line of PMA replacement offerings for hard-to-find parts. The PA-31 Series Cabin Door Latch (Piper PN 472-004), Helio Courier Stabilator Hinge Brackets, and Cessna 207 Cargo Door Up-Latch were all requests from operators who were unable to source replacement parts for their fleet of aircraft.

“We strive to meet the needs of our customers who operate fleets of older aircraft. It can be very difficult to find some high-wear parts for these older aircraft and we are working to support their continued safe operation.” said Dave Utsch, Sales and Marketing Director. “We work directly with our customers to gain an understanding of where we can best support their operations. In this case that means certification of some rather complex parts that are very hard to obtain.”

For more information click here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 5-16-14 – Helio Brackets PA-31 Latch, 207 Latch

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Airforms, Inc. granted FAA PMA approval for Piper PA-28-181 Archer II and III and PA-28R-200/201 Arrow II and III

Constantly striving to expand our current line of approved parts, Airforms has just been approved to produce Piper PA-28-181 Archer II and III and PA-28R-200/201 Arrow II and III replacement engine baffles. These approvals are received by the FAA Anchorage ACO. We are excited to carry 50+ FAA PMA approved replacement engine baffles available to ship usually within 2-3 business days.

For more information click here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 5-14-14 – Piper PA-28-181 Archer II and III and PA-28R-200/201 Arrow II and III

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Airforms, Inc. awarded FAA PMA approval for CASA 212-200 Brake Disc

Replacement brake discs are forged and precision machined: Offered at competitive price point

Airforms’ turboprop PMA product line expansion continued this week with FAA approval for a replacement brake disc applicable to EADS CASA 212-200 aircraft . Airforms’ engineering department received the new PMA (Part Manufacturing Approval) through its continued work with the FAA Anchorage ACO (Aircraft Certification Office).

For more information click here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 2-27-14 CASA Brake Disc

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Airforms, Inc. awarded new engine baffle FAA PMA approvals

Baffle kits now available for Piper PA-28-161 Warrior and PA-28-236 Dakota aircraft

Airforms, Inc. growing line of replacement aircraft engine baffles now includes parts for all Piper PA-28-161 Warrior and PA-28-236 Dakota aircraft. Airforms’ engineering department received the new PMA (Part Manufacturing Approvals) this week through its continued work with the FAA Anchorage ACO (Aircraft Certification Office). The new Piper baffles add to an existing product line of over 50 unique FAA PMA engine baffle kits for a wide range of aircraft.

For more information click here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 2-27-14 PA-28-161 PA-28-236 Baffles

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Airforms, Inc. expands staffing and engineering capability FAA Structures DER added to staff

Mr. Daniel Garrett to join the Airforms team | Brings over 15 years’ engineering experience to growing FAA PMA aircraft parts business | Expands engineering service capability for custom repairs and alterations

Airforms, Inc. announced today that Mr. Daniel Garrett has joined the engineering department as a Senior Engineer and FAA DER (Designated Engineering Representative). Dan brings over 15 years engineering experience to Airforms’ expanding product line of FAA PMA aircraft parts and engineering services.

For more information click here: AIRFORMS INC PRESS RELEASE 2-27-14 Dan Garrett Hired

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Engine baffle kits now available for Cessna 172 R & S

Oil cooler baffle and interior cabin vents now available for all Cessna 208/208B

Airforms, Inc. stalwart line of replacement aircraft engine baffles now includes parts for early model Cessna 172R & S aircraft. Growth also continues for Airforms’ Cessna 208/208B Caravan products with a new replacement engine oil cooler baffle, and expanded eligibility for interior vent assemblies.

For more information click here Press release for C-172 R S Baffles, C-208 Oil Cooler Baffle and Vents

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Caravan 208 / 208B STC Awarded to Airforms, Inc Cessna Caravan 208 / 208B – Wheel Bolt – STC

The original Bolts to lock the wheel halves together were AN bolts at  125,000 psi strength.  These bolts might bend and even shear off under load, crosswind and, or icy conditions. The new STC bolts are MS bolts at 180,000 psi strength. A customer that has this STC on a 208B set of wheels says after the first wheel teardown they saw no wear on the MS bolts. Click  HERE  to see the GA press release on this Approval

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Caravan 208B FAA/PMA Awarded to Airforms, Inc. for floor Heater Vent 2615111 series assemblies

Caravan 208B FAA/PMA Awarded to Airforms, Inc. for floor Heater Vent 2615111 series assemblies. These replacement Airforms, Inc. vents feature increased material thickness for improved longevity, while a durable powder coat finish enhances interior appearance. Click  HERE  to see the GA press release on this Approval

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Airforms Inc. Proud to Announce Another FAA-PMA Approval

We recently received PMA approval for Engine Baffles for the PA-28-180 covering models manufactured from 1965 to 1972. This adds another PMA approved set of baffles to our existing 39 PMA’ed sets. We also manufacture baffles for approximately 25 other airplanes under CFR 21.9 A 5 and FAA A/C 20-62E. The Piper PA-28-180 baffles will cover approximately 2,400 airplanes that can now run cooler with our new improved engine baffles.

Click  HERE  to see the GA press release on this Approval

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Airforms Inc. Featured in Light Plane Maintenance Article

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