AvFab Develops Repair Process for Beechcraft 350 and 400A Seat Armrests
Clinton, MO – December 29, 2003 – Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) is pleased to announce that it has developed an armrest repair process for Beech 350 (B300) and Beechjet 400A aircraft seats.
This process is significant because the original design of the seats used in both the Beech 350 (B300) and Beechjet 400A makes the armrest prone to breakage. Before this repair process developed exclusively by AvFab, operators were faced with finding a replacement for their broken armrest. This option meant prices upwards of $2,800 form the manufacturer with lead-time of 30 to 60 days.
The AvFab repair process costs about 1/3 of the OEM replacement costs and features lead times currently running about 2 days after the receipt of the broken unit. The repair process actually makes the component stronger than the original.
“To my knowledge, very little support is being given to these seats that continually have armrest breakage problems. We developed this repair process that actually makes the product stronger than an OEM replacement for about a third of the cost. We knew that operators faced with this type of seating problem would welcome this option of repair over replacement after they got a chance to see the quality and the cost comparison,” said Jeff Lowe of AvFab.
AvFab not only provides inspection, repair and overhaul of corporate aircraft interior components, but they are also an FAA-PMA producer of custom aircraft seating. AvFab’s sister company, Central Airmotive, is a comprehensive supplier of Original Equipment Manufacture interior products such as seats, divans, tables, toilets, cabinets and dividers. Central Airmotive currently has over 60,000 sq. ft. of OEM seats and cabin components. Together they represent a “one-source” solution to any corporate aircraft interior need. For more information on any of the products offered by AvFab, please call (660) 885-8317.