Dallas Love Field-based Associated Air Center (AAC) recently received the aviation industry’s first approval for a Boeing 787 limited airframe rating from the FAA. The approval authorizes AAC to perform composite bolted major repairs and alterations on the aircraft. This approval came just months after AAC delivered the first 787-8 head-of-state interior completion in February.
“Owners and operators of Boeing 787s that require maintenance and/or composite bolted major repair and alteration work scopes such as letter checks/inspections and Ku/Ka-band antenna major alterations now have a choice in MRO providers and no longer rely solely upon the airframe manufacturer for these modifications,” said James Colleary, president of AAC.
The new limited airframe rating allows AAC to perform repairs at its Dallas facility or any other location deemed necessary by the customer and authorized under AAC’s Part 145 repair station manual and its work-away-from-station procedures.
AAC (Booth 2296) is StandardAero’s transport category VIP completion and MRO center and works on Airbus and Boeing narrow- and widebody aircraft. Services include maintenance, refurbs, completions, modifications, upgrades, interior design, engineering and engine and airframe MRO.