BIG LAKE, ALASKA — The engineering group of Airforms has released an online presentation, “Using DERs for Major Repairs and Alterations.”
The presentation, available on the newsfeed at the company’s website, outlines how aircraft owners, operators and maintainers can take advantage of the FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) system in support of improved safety and reduced operating cost.
“We are pleased to offer this presentation as part of our effort to have a positive impact on the aviation community. Our goal is simple: To improve safety and reduce operational cost when it comes to flying airplanes,” said Kyle Taylor, chief engineer. “The FAA DER system is generally underutilized in our community because of perceived obscurity, high cost and administrative burden – we are seeking to share our knowledge of the FAA system to dissolve some of these misperceptions. Using a DER for major repairs and alterations often makes economical and practical sense, especially considering our aging fleet.”
The presentation was prepared in support of a 2015 speaking tour, including recent IA renewal seminars in Des Moines, Iowa, and Milwaukee, Wis. Upcoming speaking dates include March 30 at the Minnesota AMT Conference in Minneapolis. Additional dates will be announced throughout the year, company officials noted.
Airforms is a supplier of replacement engine baffles for a wide range of general aviation aircraft. Products also include a growing line of turboprop aircraft PMA parts, STCs, and hard to source parts for fleet operators. Airforms maintains an FAA approved manufacturing system for PMA parts, supported by an engineering department with FAA DER staff engineers.