Mid-Continent Instruments has been granted Organizational Designation Authorization (ODA) from the FAA, becoming the central region’s first repair facility to achieve this approval.
The new authorization permits Mid-Continent Instruments to issue export airworthiness approvals for Class II products, which provides better support to customers around the globe, according to officials with the Wichita-based company.
“Most companies have to go directly to the FAA or to an FAA-approved designee to complete a shipment, which costs time and money,” said Charles Shumate, quality assurance manager and ODA administrator. “Having this designation allows Mid-Continent to perform on-site export airworthiness verification, resulting in less expense and increased on-time delivery for our international customers.”
As one of the nation’s only aircraft instrument overhaul/repair companies to hold an ODA with Major Repair, Alterations and Airworthiness (MRA) functions, Mid-Continent Instruments can certify that all aircraft instruments overhauled at the facility meet FAA standards and international regulations.
“This designation is not limited to Mid-Continent products,” added Shumate. “We can issue export airworthiness approvals (FAA form 8130-3) on all new distributed products, as well as newly overhauled and certified exchanges.”
In order to receive ODA, companies must have extensive experience working with the FAA and demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of their regulations, policies, and procedures.
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