Some MROs are growing increasingly concerned about working on aircraft that are more than 18 years old because they fall beyond the statute of repose limits established in the General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994. The concern is that litigation after an accident involving an older aircraft could shift to the maintenance shop. Yingling Aviation of Wichita does not let that concern limit its services. “We welcome customers who are flying older Cessnas because we believe we can provide them with what is arguably the best service available,” said president Lynn Nichols. “We have established maintenance procedures, tooling and expertise working on Cessna single- and twin-engine aircraft and we’re located across from the factory, so if we run into an anomaly, Cessna’s product support is minutes away.” Yingling is the primary partner on Cessna “Proof Kits” for legacy and current production models, including the spar-strap kit for the Conquest.
The company has expanded its extensive Cessna parts service by launching CessnaDirect.com for online parts ordering. It can also be accessed through Yingling’s Web site (www.yinglingaviation. com). Customers can make inquiries, check availability and order parts 24/7.