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Advertisers Index
ACR/Artex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Aero Standard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Aircraft Electronics Association. . . . . . . 79
Aspen Avionics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES INTERNATIONAL CORP.
Continued from page 23

Aviation Instrument Services . . . . . . . . 66
Aviation Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Avionics Specialist Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
AVweb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
BendixKing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cal Labs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
CE Avionics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Dallas Avionics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC
EDMO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC
Flight Display Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Flying Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
FreeFlight Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Garmin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Georgetown Instrument Services . . . . . 21
GlobalParts.aero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Gogo Business Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
L-3 Aviation Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Latitude Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics . . 1, 51
Pacific Southwest Instruments . . . . . . IBC
Precision Aviation Group. . . . . . . . . . . . 67
ProCal Laboratories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
SoCal Jets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Sun Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Tech-Aid Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Tri-Star Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Universal Avionics Systems Corp. . . . . 43

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AVIONICS NEWS

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JULY

2015

ASIC also is working on an engine upgrade that gives earlier Caravans
the same power and performance as modern Grand Caravan EX models.
"Cessna changed engine models, but it's still Pratt & Whitney," Bengtson said. "They upgraded the PT6-114A with 675 HP to the -140 engine
with 867 HP for current production aircraft. Our STC is working on an
installation that brings the -140 engine to the earlier airplanes. We'll be
starting flight testing soon."
From sheet metal components to flight controls, ASIC stocks millions
of pieces and parts for Caravan aircraft. The goal is to stock every type
of flight control in the repair station's inventory, making them available
for exchange or rent. Another goal is to expand the company's PMA parts
development program.
"We plan to expand and attack high-cost parts to help drive down the
cost of ownership for Caravan owners, as well as improve the capability
of the aircraft," Bengtson said.
Keeping customers flying
ASIC can count on pilots continuing to bump their Caravans into
hangar doors and land way too hard on mountain runways. Even with 40
employees, the company can't keep up with all of the projects. Bengtson
hopes to add more employees soon.
"A&Ps are good," Bengtson said. "We would love to have them. We'll
take as many as we can hire. But, in general, A&Ps don't have the sheet
metal training and experience that we need. We're working with the Autry Technology Center in Enid to conduct a six-week class for 10 applicants. We teach them the specific type of sheet metal work that we do and
how to use the specialized tools and fixtures - where you actually take
out a component, put it in a holding fixture, rebuild it and install it."
The first class began June 1. Students taking the course are paid for
their learning time and will be offered employment at the end of the six
weeks. ASIC plans to adjust the course as needed and offer it again in
the fall.
"We have a Caravan here from Alaska that our crew went up and
brought back," Bengtson said. "It ran into a shipping container on landing, virtually destroying the right wing. We're rebuilding the fuselage
and putting on a new wing. We also have an aircraft that just arrived
by container from Bogotá, operated by the Colombia Army. It hit some
trees. They did the recovery and brought it back to the airbase. Our crew
went down, loaded it in the container, and shipped it back.
"There's an airplane in Michigan that we have to go up and get. It hit
a landing light on landing. They found glass in the engine, so we can't
fly it. We'll send a crew up to take it apart and bring it back for repairs.
As you can see, there are a lot of aircraft that need our expertise. We're
doing everything we can to keep the Caravans flying." q



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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