Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems has obtained Parts Manufacturer Approval, allowing the Greenville, South Carolina-based MRO and AOG provider to manufacture and sell parts for type certified aircraft. As a result, Stevens will offer on- or off-site installation of parts and its new capability could lessen long lead times for customers and reduce their costs.
Under the PMA, the company can produce universal parts such as avionics component blanking panels or one-off parts such as custom contoured antenna mounting plates. Its parts-making capabilities are made possible by in-house CNC machining, 3D printing, and metalworking.
“Our PMA is an important part of an overall growth plan helping us serve our customers better as we analyze every step of the maintenance process,” said Stevens’s Greenville general manager David Crowder. “Producing parts, wire harnesses, and other assemblies internally where it makes sense gives customers cost and downtime options previously not possible, resulting in a higher-value experience overall.”
Stevens offers MRO services on a variety of aircraft from OEMs such as Textron Aviation, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Pilatus, Dassault, and Embraer. Besides Greenville, Stevens operates from facilities in Dayton, Ohio; Smyrna, Tennessee; and Macon, Georgia. It also has an AOG mobile maintenance division.