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Lee extends repair scope beyond transparencies
Lee Aerospace has built its reputation on manufacturing, especially aircraft windows, but is now extending its Part 145 maintenance coverage further into structural assemblies.
Lee's experience gained repairing windows is now to be extended to other air1craft structures.

Lee Aerospace is to expand its Part 145 capabilities and its national presence across the United States. It has added repair capabilities to include composite repairs on specific models for the main entry door assembly of the HondaJet. In addition to the existing certificate rating, which originally focused primarily on transparencies, Lee Aerospace is now expanding into other structural elements of the airframe.

“We are well-known in the industry for our inspection, repair and installation of transparencies. However, we have manufactured composite assemblies and major aerostructures at Lee Aerospace for years. Adding this composite capability to our 145 certificate allows us the opportunity to perform repairs on structural assemblies that we know very well on the manufacturing side,” says Greg Piland, VP of aftermarket sales and services. “This expansion is a natural progression for the company.”

In addition to the new capability, Lee Aerospace's Part 145 repair station has increased its coverage of the west coast and will now be dispatching additional certified technicians out of Provo, Utah to cover the western regions of the United States. “We have had a growing customer demand out west. Fortunately, we were able broaden our reach by expanding the number of technicians nationwide and relocating some of our talent to Utah to meet that demand,” Piland adds.

Driving demand for more installation services are Lee Aerospace's new CoolView sun-blocking replacement windows. In addition to the significant improvements in comfort that CoolView provides aircraft owners and operators, the warranty on the Lee Aerospace manufactured product comes with an additional 12 months if Lee Aerospace performs the installations. “We feel like you are getting a great technology, a superior product, and with the option of the expanded warranty by using Lee Aerospace's A&P professionals to do the work, you are getting an industry-leading product offering,” adds Jim Lee, president of Lee Aerospace. “We will go anywhere in the nation, or across the world, to provide high-quality, certified installations. Now with the expansion of our west coast staffing, we are making it even easier for our customers to enjoy the Lee Aerospace service and technology.”

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