Industry News

April 16, 2007
Prop Saver Program developed, CRS Jet Spares signs deal to stock and distribute Perkins manufactured windows and windshields and more.

Prop Saver Program
Aero Propeller & Accessories Inc., with the FAA, has developed the "Prop Saver Program" for the Part 91 general aviation operator. It is an affordable option, that is approximately one-half the cost of an overhaul. This inspection includes disassembly of the propeller, removal of old lubricants, visual inspection of components for corrosion, excessive wear, and unairworthy conditions that may exist inside the hub unit. The blades are stripped of the old paint, leading edges are lightly dressed, new corrosion protection and paint are then applied. The customer will be notified of any unairworthy conditions, and advised of the options. The propeller is then reassembled with new seals, lubricants, and statically balanced.

Rapco receives PMA on de-ice brush
Rapco Inc. has received FAA-PMA approval to manufacture replacement de-ice brushes for Raytheon 1900 Series aircraft. The brush is a direct replacement for the 3E2522-1 brush. Rapco improved performance by improving high altitude performance and overall wear improvement. An application guide is available at

CRS Jet Spares and Perkins sign deal
CRS Jet Spares has signed a deal to stock and distribute Perkins manufactured windows and windshields. They are joining together to market, distribute and support cabin and cockpit transparencies in the business jet community. CRS plans on adding support for window servicing through the Perkins facility in the near future.

Worthington selects Quantum Control
Worthington Jet Services, a subsidiary of aftermarket parts supplier Worthington Aviation, recently selected Component Control’s Quantum Control aviation Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to manage its 145 repair facility and hangar operations based at Minneapolis/St. Paul (Minnesota) International Airport. It performs maintenance on SAAB, Westwind, and other aircraft. Quantum software features aircraft maintenance, shop control, and hangar management modules.

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