FAA-Approved Replacement Parts For Six Airbus Models
Aero-Instruments announced Thursday that it has begun customer
deliveries of FAA-approved replacement Pitot Probes for
installation on Airbus S.A.S.-manufactured aircraft.
After 18 months of testing and evaluation, including stringent
anti-icing and de-icing testing, the FAA approved Aero-Instruments'
0851HL-AI Pitot Probe for installation on the more than 4,500
Airbus A318, A319, A320, A321, A330 and A340 series aircraft in
operation worldwide. Aero-Instruments is one of only three
companies in the world whose Pitot Probes are approved for Airbus
The availability of the new Aero-Instruments devices helps meet
increased worldwide demand for replacement Pitot Probes for
0851HL-AI Pitot Probe
"The testing and approval of these precision-engineered parts
was an appropriately rigorous process, and, now, we are ramping up
our manufacturing quickly to help meet the increase in demand for
replacement Pitot Probes," said Ryan S. Mifsud, Vice President /
General Manager, Aero-Instruments. "Our ability to deliver such a
high-performance product and superior customer service is essential
to our customers. Products are being shipped as ordered, and we are
building our inventory to help meet the needs of the Airbus
In granting Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for the
Aero-Instruments 0851HL-AI Pitot Probe, the FAA concluded that the
part meets or exceeds the agreed upon certification plan, which was
based on the requirements of TSO C-16A, including the anti-icing
requirements outlined in SAE AS393, AS8006, and BS2G.135.
With this new FAA-PMA approval for Airbus-manufactured aircraft,
Aero-Instruments is able to supply replacement Pitot and
Pitot-Static Probes for after-market installation on the majority
of aircraft the world's airlines operate. In addition to the
certification for Airbus aircraft, Aero-Instruments is one of only
two companies in the world with approval for replacement probes for
Boeing-manufactured aircraft. Aero-Instruments received its first
FAA certification for replacement parts for Boeing-manufactured
commercial planes in 2006.
Aero-Instruments also manufactures Pitot Probes and related
devices and systems for the general aviation, rotorcraft, defense,
business jet and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle markets.