US Aviation Services, a division of US Aviation Group in Denton, Texas, is taking steps to become a factory authorized service center for the maintenance and repair of the majority of Light Sport Aircraft models. It already has Rotax and Jabiru qualified A&’s on staff and factory authorizations from the majority of LSA manufacturers, according to company officials.
“We perform routine services such as oil changes and conditional inspections, and have the capability to accept aircraft in Texas instead of returning them to the factory for major repairs. This will ultimately reduce insurance premiums due to lower repair costs for the industry. We have a broad knowledge of Light Sport repair and manufacturing and have great relationships with the LSA manufacturers. This is critical to cost effective and legal maintenance for light sports,” said Scott Severen, Director of Business Development for US Aviation.
“Because of the way the ASTM Standards are written for LSAs, routine maintenance is a different issue than general aviation,” said Butch Johnson, Director of Maintenance. “The FAA requires that any replacement parts conform to original factory specs and there can be no substitutes without factory authorization. This means there must be a very close relationship between the maintenance facility and the factory to ensure that, in the event of an insurance claim or legal issue, the repairs and paperwork are all in order. It’s a technicality that is easily overlooked.” Johnson said there may already be a significant number of LSAs out there that are technically not in compliance.
US Aviation provides Light Sport, Single and Multi Engine, Turboprop and Jet Maintenance services, is an FAA 145 Repair Station U9FR750K, and Full Service Executive FBO that delivers quick turn line and fuel services at Denton Airport (DTO).
For more information: 866-383-2400 or USAviation.aero