Trine Aerospace & Defense Gets FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certification

Article | May 1, 2014 – 12:00pm

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Trine Aerospace & Defense has earned Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 145 approval as a certified repair station. Based at the Colorado Springs (KCOS) airport, Trine Aerospace & Defense offers engineering, manufacturing, and aircraft modification on general aviation, commercial, and special mission aircraft. It also specializes in avionics and installation repair.

The facility provides engineered solutions that add enhanced capabilities to aircraft in support of Part 23 & 25 aircraft manufacturers, owner/operators, air carriers, and defense contractors that perform special mission aircraft integration and modernization.

In January, the company opened a 30,000 square foot commercial modification facility at the airport that provides avionics installation and repair. Services include 24 month RVSM/Pitot Static System Inspections, 24-month IFR transponder certification, and VFR transponder inspections. Other services include major alteration and major repair design, fabrication, analysis and FAA 8110-3 approval. Trine is authorized dealer for Garmin International, Cobham, and Technisonic Communications.

“This certification combined with our new state-of-the-art facility now allows us to expand our product offering to both our non-government and government customer base, particularly in the form of avionics and electrical systems modification,” says Britt Ham, the company’s president and chief executive officer. “We are able to utilize our own in-house engineers, technicians and FAA-DERs (Designated Engineering Representatives) to design, install, and certify a wide variety of aircraft modifications.”

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