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Second CMMS helps Av8 with landing gear overhaul
The CMMS will help Av8 overhaul landing gear in-house, as quickly and as efficiently as possible. The company plans on bringing grinding and machining operations in-house very soon as well.
This second coordinate measuring machine system will double Av8's manufacturing process of PMA parts.

Houston, Texas-based Av8 Group has added a second CMMS (Coordinate Measuring Machine System) to its manufacturing process of PMA parts, providing a more efficient measure of larger parts that will increase the efficiency and value of the company's landing gear overhaul process.

The new CMMS measures with an accuracy of up to one ten-thousandth of an inch (less than a human hair). Both CMMSs are computer driven, which efficiently measures multiple parts at a time, while also being run unattended. This is the company's second similar in-house machine and doubles the capacity of work that can be completed. This new machine is also faster, thus tripling the throughput of inspecting parts overall.

Av8 produces thousands of parts every year, and they all must pass through the CMMS, as the FAA requires 100 per cent of the parts to be inspected under Av8's current PMA authority.

“Av8's ultimate mission is to overhaul landing gear as quickly and as efficiently as possible while maintaining unmatched value to our customers. 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,” says CEO Yoel Arnoni.

Av8 Group, an FAA and EASA authorised repair station and FAA PMA authority, specialises in the overhaul and repair of corporate aircraft landing gear assemblies and components. The company utilises a unique array of capabilities and expertise in engineering, PMA parts manufacturing, certification and repair processes to bring unmatched value to landing gear overhaul customers.

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