The Av8 Group Adds New CMMS to Increase Internal Landing-Gear Overhaul Efficiency
The Av8 Group adds a second CMMS (coordinate measuring machine system) to its manufacturing process of PMA parts, providing a more efficient measure of larger parts and increasing the efficiency and value of the company’s landing-gear overhaul process. Located in Houston, TX, Av8 Group, an FAA and EASA Authorized Repair Station and FAA PMA authority, specializes in the overhaul and repair of corporate aircraft landing-gear assemblies and components.
The new CMMS measures with an accuracy of up to one ten-thousandth of an inch (less than a human hair). Both CMMSs are computer-driven, which efficiently measures multiple parts at a time while running unattended. This second in-house machine doubles the capacity of work that can be completed. It is also faster, thus tripling the throughput of inspecting parts overall.
Av8 produces thousands of parts every year, which all must pass through the CMMS, as the FAA requires 100% of the parts to be inspected under Av8’s current PMA authority.
“Av8’s ultimate mission is to overhaul landing gear as quickly and as efficiently as possible while maintaining unmatched value to our customers," says Yoel Arnoni, CEO. "We are constantly looking for additional ways to vertically integrate all operations currently done by outside sources. We plan on bringing grinding and machining operations in house very soon, as well. This will be an ongoing effort for the company in the foreseeable future.”
For more information, visit av8grp.com or call 713-589.2668.