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18th February 2013

Ban on new applications for FAA foreign repair stations

Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) has launched a new survey to measure the impact of the ban on new foreign repair station certificates. U.S. Congress prohibited the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from acting on foreign repair station certificate applications submitted after 3 August 2008, because the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had not finalised repair station security rules. The ban is an unprecedented example of punishing the industry for a federal agency’s inaction. Reportedly US aviation companies are barred from tapping into rapidly expanding overseas markets, which is hindering job creation and growth in the country.

7th February 2013

Royal Aeronautical Society Membership

To assist in its professional development Rotable Repairs has graciously accepted RAes’s invitation to become a Corporate Partner.

The RAes is the world’s only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community. Established in 1866 to further the art, science and engineering of aeronautics, the Society has been at the forefront of developments in aerospace ever since. As well as a schedule of Corporate Partner Seminars, Briefings and Events, the RAes also offers a assistance with Accreditted Company Training Schemes and Academic Programes.

The Society has over 17000 individual members and is host to over 100 events each year at the society’s London HQ and 300 via its global Branches, Divisions and Specialist Committees, making it arguably the most influential aerospace society worldwide.

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5th March 2012

New WheelScan 5 NDT Inspection Rig

In a drive to increase efficiencies Rotable Repairs and pleased to announce its most recent addition to its NDT department, the WheelScan5. This automated system uses eddy current to detect flaws or damage in aircraft wheels of all sizes. WheelScan enables operators to perform inspections faster without compromising inspection integrity.

Automatic System Increases Speed of Inspection
Aircraft wheels are subject to high level cyclic fatigue, particularly during landing. To ensure the safety of passengers and the aircraft, it is important that the wheels are maintained to the highest standard. Eddy Current wheel inspection is widely accepted throughout the world as a rapid and reliable means of maintaining the integrity of aircraft wheels.

Automatic Rapid Testing
The unit covers the wheel with inspection speeds up to 2 ms-1 (78 inches/second). All inspections are specified with a constant surface speed rather than fixed RPM, allowing the eddy current filters to give the best possible performance, irrespective of the amount of wheel taper. The operator can set up a wide range of helix settings to arrive at the quickest inspection for the required surface coverage. In addition, the stepper motor drives take the probe rapidly to the start of the inspection at up to 150 mms-1 (6 inches/second) to minimize inspection cycle time.

27th June 2011

Facility and Capacity Increase

Rotable Repairs today announces the expansion of its Essex based MRO facility. Both the CAA and FAA have given their authorisation to proceed with the development completing our most recent phase of expansion. The development has created new workshop space, storage and removed old office space from the main facility, it has transformed the premises and will allow us meet the growing expectations of the business. By exporting services from our main facility and reconfiguring existing floor space we have created dedicated workshops to significantly increase production capacity.

“Our development will enable us to successfully meet the rapidly growing demand for our products and to better serve our worldwide customer base” says Ray Coley, Managing Director.

The expansion was fuelled by the continued growth witnessed in recent months.

26th April 2011

Reversing the MRO trend

After a period of cut backs, the MRO market is starting to look more robust. Independent MROs like Rotable Repairs have had time to reflect on the markets requirements and refine their processes and services. Today’s market is focused on economies of scale, availability and service, SMEs either embrace their customer requirements or face decline. With this in mind, Rotable Repairs have decided to go on the offensive to tackle these subjects head on to provide an individually tailored service to its customers requirements.

To facilitate these changes, a new investment in personnel, infrastructure and capabilities is underway. Several new appointments have been made and vacancies exist for qualified engineers. A review of work processes and planned investment in test equipment, fixtures and IT is allowing the company to facilitate the expansion brought about by the development of Southend Airport and the slow but steady economic recovery.

The new Sales and Marketing Manager, Bryan Croft has high expectations for the business stating “my intention is to build on the company’s established reputation and progressive expansion to become first choice provider for aircraft wheel and brake repair‟. Rotable Repairs specialises in wheels, brakes and hydraulics for commercial, business and military aircraft and has a world-wide customer base.

7th March 2011

New Appointment

Rotable Repairs has appointed Bryan Croft as Sales and Marketing Manager. You can contact him by email at as of the 1st April 2011.

21st Feb 2011

Rotable Repairs lists with Approved 4 Business

Approved 4 Business allows prospective business partners to view Rotable Repairs credentials giving our customers the confidence in our approvals and facilities.

Aviation quality departments must check that suppliers have the correct approvals before business commences. The instant accessibility of our approval information not only speeds up trading but shows our willingness to share these details helping to illustrate our commitment to quality and transparency.

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