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Metal Innovations Inc. Receives STC Approval for Its Cessna 208 and 208B Caravan Supplemental Inspection Reset Program- August 1, 2017
Metal Innovations, Inc. is proud to announce that they have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) #ST02549SE for its Cessna 208 and 208B Caravan Reset Program. The new Cessna 208 Special Inspection Document (SID) Reset program provides operators a cost-effective solution to mitigate costly downtime brought on by the substantial inspection schedule associated with aging aircraft concerns.
Metal Innovations Inc. Receives STC Approval for Its Cessna 208 and 208B Caravan Supplemental Inspection Reset Program Aurora, OR, July 27, 2017 –(PR.com)– Metal Innovations Inc. is proud to announce that they have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) #ST02549SE for its Cessna 208 and 208B Caravan Reset Program.
Cessna maintenance inspection requirements significantly increase at 20,000 hours of total time, and repeat every 5,000 thereafter. These intensive inspections take hundreds of man hours to complete and can cost an operator hundreds of thousands of dollars in maintenance costs and lost revenue due to aircraft downtime. After several years of development, Metal Innovations is pleased to offer FAA Approved STC #ST02549SE for the comprehensive reset of aging Caravan aircraft. The new Cessna 208 Special Inspection Document (SID) Reset program provides operators a cost-effective solution to mitigate costly downtime brought on by the burdensome inspection requirements associated with aging aircraft concerns.
“We continually work toward developing innovative solutions with our primary goals being cost savings and downtime reduction for operators,” said Kim Wilmes, CEO. “We are very excited to offer Caravan customers a cost effective solution for the 20K hour milestone.”
“Much of our 21 years in business has been spent supporting the Caravan Operators for their maintenance and repair needs,” stated Craig Wilmes, COO. “Our extensive experience in the 20k inspections has helped us to develop and offer an incredible Caravan reset STC option.”
Metal Innovations is now accepting slot reservations for the STC #ST02549SE Cessna 208 and 208G Caravan Reset Program. Please contact a representative to schedule your aircraft.
Press Release: Dash 8 Q400 Flap Track Repairs- July 25, 2012
Metal Innovations Inc. a Certified Women’s Owned Business announced today that it has achieved FAA certification for approved repairs for all flap tracks pre and post need for the Dash 8 Q400. This certification gives MII the opportunity to repair flap tracks to like new condition for a fraction of the cost of buying new. Attaining certification through the FAA is a rigorous process that can take years to finalize, which make this certification a major accomplishment for the MII team. Flap track repairs will be added to a long list of over 100 proprietary repairs held by MII for the Dash 8 Aircraft including exhaust pipes and shrouds.
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Metal Innovations Featured in Cessna Magazine: Metal Innovations Helps you Turbo Charge a Cessna 185 - September 24, 2011
Aurora, OR – Many pilots enjoy a greater margin of safety, get out of high mountain lakes, fly off the glaciers, and fly up and over obstructions with the manually controlled turbonormalizer manufac- tured by Metal Innovations.
Metal Innovations purchased the old Turbo Tech STC #SA1750NM in 2007. The orig- inal STC from Turbo Tech was first issued in 1983 and had been amended a couple times before Metal Innovations purchased it. Many customers have asked Metal Inno- vations to resurrect this turbo system, be- cause it had a manual waste gate control. The vernier-style control allows smooth, small inputs, and the turbocharger can be turned on or off or set to anything in be- tween at the pilot’s discretion. This is very helpful for floatplane and amphibian operations; the turbo system gives a pilot the power needed to get out of the water at higher-altitude lakes or up on a glacier with a skiplane. After getting airborne and clearing all obstacles, one can often go without turbo. Going fast is not the objec- tive. Using the turbo system to go high and fast is a little bit different story.
After studying the brittle and yellow paper drawings, Metal Innovations went to work and bought an IO-520D engine to acquire the pick-up points of the exhaust in three-dimensional space. All parts were modeled using 3-D software and assem- bled virtually before the company began manufacturing parts. A different design and relocation of the turbo assembly al- lowed parts to be made by using bending techniques for the pipes rather than weld- ing the pipe sections together. This process resulted in less material, an increase in exhaust flow and intake flow, more power, and more efficiency.
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