How Peerless Precision Solves the Problem of Legacy Parts in Aerospace Manufacturing
When planes or helicopters are no longer actively in production, buyers face a unique challenge: when they need replacement parts, the OEMs and general contractors that initially made those parts aren’t available to provide prototypes aftermarket.
Aircraft such as the Bell UH-1 helicopter, Gulfstream IV Business Jet, Piper PA-42 Cheyenne, Saab 340 Twin-Engine Turboprop and Rolls Royce RB211 engine may still be in use, and in some cases sold commercially, despite being out of production. Depending on their condition, buyers may require replacement parts to restore these vessels—and the replacements must be comparable in quality to the original market components.
Peerless Precision is an AS9100/ISO9001 certified aerospace manufacturer. Our quality certifications allow us to approach challenging parts with the utmost confidence, including making legacy parts for aerospace manufacturing.
The Challenges of Manufacturing Aerospace Replacement Parts
The aerospace industry enforces stringent standards for the manufacture of parts and components. Parts must be able to withstand extreme temperatures and pressures while maintaining exceptionally low failure rates. Even the slightest miscalculation can have devastating consequences.
When an aircraft or its systems go out of production, it becomes a legacy product, along with its specific build information. The precise materials, specifications, and design elements can be lost in time. At Peerless Precision, we have extensive experience working with aftermarket reverse engineering firms that seek out these legacy products and work with the FAA to obtain the necessary Parts Manufacturer Approvals (PMAs). Through these types of partnerships, PPI has the ability to manufacture these legacy components.
Working with Peerless Precision for Aerospace Replacement Parts
Peerless Precision is perfectly suited for legacy part production for aerospace machining, promising our customers:
- Quality parts. We produce parts with extremely tight tolerances ranging from .0001”- 000005″ and have the right certifications to ensure the highest quality standards.
- Low volumes. Whether you need one part or a small inventory for customers to get spares as required, you’ll benefit from working with a job shop that specializes in low-volume production.
- Competitive prices. Our experienced team and highly efficient processes allow us to optimize jobs for cost. We’re always willing to work with customers to meet pricing demands.
- Supply chain consolidation. We work with a local reverse engineering firm for aftermarket prototyping. Through this process, we can determine how to precisely replicate a part, managing the modeling and FAA approval process for you.
When you need a trusted job shop to meet stringent industry requirements for flight-ready replacement parts, our team of experts is at your service. Request a quote, and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
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