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WEBSITE: asic.aero
FACILITIES: 48,500 square feet
EMPLOYEES: 40

WHAT THEY DO: ASIC is a repair
station certified by the FAA, EASA and
Indonesia, specializing in recovering,
repairing, modifying and rebuilding
Cessna Caravans.

rebuild any structural component of the Caravan.
"The aircraft are in such a state of disassembly that we
have a lot of tooling and fixtures that allow us to capture
the attach points on wings, struts, tail assemblies, engine
mounts and other parts," said Bengtson, a pilot who has
logged more than 2,000 hours. "Then we use all-new skin
and OEM parts from Cessna to rebuild these airplanes
until they really are like new."
ASIC's technicians handle all of the structural work
and sheet metal repairs. They do it so
often, they're experts in it. The machine
shop features a variety of heavy equipment, including a large-scale router, plastic former, CNC lathe, 150-ton hydraulic
press, and a vertical and horizontal CNC
milling machine.
Engineering STCs
In addition to its repair work, ASIC also
develops supplemental type certificates to
improve the versatility and performance of
the Caravan. Currently, the repair station
offers four STCs - Pilot and Co-Pilot Lower Door Panels for older aircraft that resemble new production models; a Wing Jack
Pad that makes it easier to jack the airplane;
LED Cargo Pod Lights; and a Standby Flap
System Limit Switch.
"Our Wing Jack Pads make it easier to jack the airplane, especially on amphibious airplanes when you're
installing or repairing floats and you don't have an
overhead crane or hoist," Bengtson explained. "Customers really like our LED Cargo Pod Lights. On a dark ramp
reaching into the cargo pod, it's hard to see. With our
lighting package, you can flip on the cabin lights and have
light in the cargo pod.
"We also engineered a device that protects the Caravan's flaps from damage. Cessna's secondary system in
the Caravan for flap extension and retraction doesn't have
a limiting system on it. If the switch is held in place too
long in backup mode, it can overdrive the flaps, damaging
them. Our switch keeps that from happening."
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FOUNDED: 1978
by Mickey Stowers
AEA MEMBER SINCE: 2006

ASIC technicians travel all over the world to retrieve damaged Caravans.
For shorter, drivable distances, they utilize a trailer with a special rack to
transport the aircraft back to the shop.

Mickey Stowers fabricated specialized fixtures to hold a Caravan fuselage in place,
enabling ASIC technicians to rebuild any structural component on the aircraft.

After having its fuselage, wings, landing gear and engine repaired, the Caravan
is ready to go back to work.

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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
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Avionics News July 2015 - AEA Now
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Avionics News July 2015 - The View from Washington
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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 - 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 - Garmin’s G3X Touch
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