Can Now Produce More than 440 Types Of Aftermarket Parts
BAE Systems' commercial aircraft
electronics production and service facility in Irving, TX, has
received Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) from the Federal
Aviation Administration. The PMA designation authorizes the
facility to produce and sell more than 440 types of
line-replaceable aftermarket products directly to airline customers
and aircraft parts distributors.
The Irving facility was operated by Boeing Commercial Airplanes
from 1979 to 2004 and its products were developed and certified
under a Boeing production certificate. BAE Systems acquired the
Irving business in 2004.
The PMA covers a wide range of
products specifically for Boeing Aircraft under the following
general categories: airframe systems control and monitoring, flight
controls, flight deck systems, cabin systems, data distribution,
and detection and alerting systems.
"This certification is a major step toward our efforts to expand
and improve service to the airline industry," said Scott Ferguson,
aftermarket program manager at the Irving facility. "BAE Systems
has a long history in servicing commercial aircraft electronics as
the world's leading provider of engine control systems, and this
certification enables us to expand our aftermarket presence into
the many diverse areas served by the Irving commercial electronics