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 - May 29, 2011, 2:15 PM

Mid-Continent Instruments’ Van Nuys, Calif. facility has been awarded full Class 1, 2, 3 radio and Class 3 accessory repair certification from the FAA. The certification enables the company to add avionics and accessory types to its current service offerings without applying for each approval from the local FAA Flight Standards District Office. They are the highest level of repair certifications issued by the FAA.

“After a series of in-depth internal audits of our procedures and policies, we have demonstrated to the FAA that we have the processes, training, proper test equipment and current technical data necessary to perform this type of maintenance in Van Nuys in a way that is consistent with our parent facility in Wichita,” said Charles Shumate, quality assurance manager, Mid-Continent Instruments. “The two facilities can now operate as one organization with the same level of services.”

Shumate explained that the added capabilities are especially valuable because so many different avionics and instrument units are integrated in aircraft panels. “The major benefits are more comprehensive services and faster turn-around,” he said.