Av8 Group has added a second coordinate measuring machine system (CMMS) for manufacturing FAA-approved parts under the parts manufacturer approval (PMA) process. The new machine enables more efficient measurement of larger parts and increases the efficiency and value of the Houston company’s landing gear overhaul process.
The new CMMS measures to an accuracy of one ten-thousandth of an inch. Both CMMSs are computer-driven and efficiently measure multiple parts at a time and don’t require an attendant. The additional CMMS doubles Av8’s work capacity and is faster, tripling the throughput of parts inspection, according to the company.
“Av8’s ultimate mission is to overhaul landing gear as quickly and as efficiently as possible while maintaining unmatched value to our customers,” said Av8 CEO Yoel Arnoni. “We are constantly looking for additional ways to vertically integrate all operations currently done by outside sources. We plan on bringing grinding and machining operations in-house very soon as well. This will be an ongoing effort for the company in the foreseeable future.”