BF Aerospace is also a DOT, FAA and EASA certified repair facility. Our Repair Station specializes in providing component maintenance services on emergency equipment such as evacuation slides, life rafts, life vests and their accessories.
Our state of the art facility, tooling and equipment paired with our OEM trained Managers and Technicians coming from Air Cruisers, Eastern Aero Marine, Goodrich, and Hoover Industries ensure that we provide the highest standards of quality possible.
We know that time is crucial, that’s why we have designed our facility and functions to guarantee our customers the shortest turnaround times in the industry. With our proven record and strong relationships with OEM’s, Airlines and Distributors we can assure our customers will receive the best personalized customer service.
Life vests can be single or dual chamber and are manufactured specifically for adults or children. There are various manufacturers including Air Cruisers, Eastern Aero Marine, Hoover Industries, RFD Beaufort, and Switlik.
The overhaul cycle or recertification period on life vests vary depending on the part number and manufacturer, but generally FAA regulations require testing on a periodic basis which is anywhere from 1 to 3 or 5 years.
Evacuation slides are used on commercial aircraft and are located over-wing, on the door or in the tail cone of the aircraft. They are packed in a valise or packed in a composite packboard and come in single or dual lane, and some can be used as life rafts. The main manufacturers are Air Cruisers and Goodrich.
The overhaul cycle or recertification period depends on the part number and the manufacturer, but as a general guideline, evacuation slides should be serviced every 3 years.
According to the manufacturers (Air Cruisers and Goodrich) there is no life limit for evacuation slides, although they do recommend replacing the tube assembly once it reaches 15 years. An alternative to tube replacement is to recertify the unit every year instead of every 3 years.