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MEMBER

AIRCRAFT
STRUCTURES
INTERNATIONAL
CORP. (ASIC)

PROFILE

LOCATION:
Enid Woodring Regional Airport
1026 S. 66th St.
Enid, OK 73701
PHONE: 580-242-5907

Masters of the Caravan
ASIC specializes in the iconic turboprop
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n the hangar, technicians lower a banged up Cessna
Caravan fuselage into a special fixture designed to
keep the aircraft steady and upright. Throughout the
next several weeks, Aircraft Structures International Corp.
in Enid, Oklahoma, will carefully rebuild the single-engine turboprop until it looks and operates like new again.
"It was a brand new aircraft with only 2.3 hours,"

and repair aircraft damaged from hard landings and hailstorms, vehicle incursions and unfortunate accidents.
In February, ASIC technicians spent time in Indonesia
helping to retrieve a Caravan from a mountain runway.
"We had to helicopter the airplane out of the airport,"
Bengtson said. "Without good roads, there was no way
to truck it out. Our crew took all of the specialty equipment, including a device called a spreader bar and the
cable assembly, to attach to the airplane. We found a local
helicopter to hoist it out of there. They hooked it up and it
was flown to a port several hundred miles away."
ASIC's technicians disassembled the Caravan and
loaded its pieces into containers to ship back to the states.
The company was still waiting on it a month later.

explained Scott Bengtson, ASIC's general manager. "The
airplane got away from the pilot and hit a hangar door
at a high power level. It drove far into the hangar door,
damaging both wings so badly that we have to relocate
the wing attach fittings."
ASIC is a Federal Aviation Administration-certified
repair station specializing in recovering, repairing, modifying and rebuilding Cessna Caravans. Also certified by
the European Aviation Safety Agency and Indonesia, the
company's technicians travel around the world to recover

Starting out
ASIC began in 1978 in Pond Creek, Oklahoma, as
Stowers Aircraft Corp. named after founder Mickey
Stowers. In 1984, he moved the company to Berryville,
Arkansas, where Stowers continued to hone his skills as
an aircraft rebuilder and aircraft tooling fabricator.
In 1992, he relocated to Enid Woodring Regional
Airport, changing the company's name to ASIC and
focusing on Cessna Caravans. In time, Stowers fabricated specialized tooling and fixtures, enabling ASIC to

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News July 2015

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
ADS-B Strategy Accelerated
Member Profile
More Power to the Panel
Legacy of Small Town Airports
A Conversation With...
Current Status of ADS-B Deployment in the U.S.
Member Profile
Garmin’s G3X Touch
Artisanal Avionics
The Standy Power Dilemma b
What’s Working?
Business Basics
Aviation Aces
What’s New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News July 2015 - Intro
Avionics News July 2015 - Cover1
Avionics News July 2015 - Cover2
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Avionics News July 2015 - Point of Communication
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Avionics News July 2015 - AEA Now
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Avionics News July 2015 - The View from Washington
Avionics News July 2015 - 13
Avionics News July 2015 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News July 2015 - ADS-B Strategy Accelerated
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Avionics News July 2015 - Member Profile
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Avionics News July 2015 - More Power to the Panel
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Avionics News July 2015 - Legacy of Small Town Airports
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Avionics News July 2015 - A Conversation With...
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Avionics News July 2015 - Current Status of ADS-B Deployment in the U.S.
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Avionics News July 2015 - Member Profile
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Avionics News July 2015 - Garmin’s G3X Touch
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Avionics News July 2015 - Artisanal Avionics
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Avionics News July 2015 - The Standy Power Dilemma b
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Avionics News July 2015 - What’s Working?
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