Momentum Aeronautics


Featured Team Member: Co-Founder, Kyle Taylor

On December 5, 2018, Posted by , In Feature, With No Comments

Aviation and aircraft have largely defined my life since a young age. Such a technically complex pursuit demands the highest level of respect, learning and continuous improvement – these are values we bring each day to our work at Momentum. Momentum co-founder Kyle Taylor started his aviation career designing and…

It Takes a Village for this Piaggio P-180’s STC Flight Test Program

“With proper planning and coordination, a rhythm develops in the flight test program that supports safe and effective execution.” – Stephanie Smith, Momentum Senior Engineer   There’s nothing more fulfilling for a team of professionals than seeing a project come together successfully, having made a contribution to that effort, no…

How Collaboration Took Full Advantage of Converting Field Approvals into two Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for Wright Air Service’s Helio H-295

The Field Approval system has been in place for quite some time, but over the last decade the FAA has begun tightening the requirements for obtaining a field approval and in many instances stopped issuing field approvals for modifications that were previously field-approved. This specific project is one such instance….

Featured Team Member: Co-Founder, Dan Garrett

On October 3, 2018, Posted by , In Feature, By , With No Comments

I love seeing a good system in action, especially one that I helped to create, but I never want to lose sight of the fact that leadership transcends good systems everyday. Dan Garrett, Managing Partner & DER (Designated Engineering Representative), is humbled by understanding that his leadership comes with an…

Our new engineering facility at KSTP, St. Paul, MN

On July 24, 2018, Posted by , In Momentum News, With No Comments

We are very excited to provide a professional office location for our growing engineering staff – Dan Garrett, Managing Partner Momentum Aeronautics, LLC is excited to announce expansion of its engineering operation to a new facility at the Saint Paul Downtown Airport, KSTP, in St. Paul, MN. The new facility…

Featured Team Member: Meet Stephanie

On April 24, 2018, Posted by , In Feature, By , With No Comments

I live and breathe aviation – I’ve wanted to fly airplanes since I was a kid, even though no one in the family owned or flew airplanes – and I wanted to take my love of science and math and put it in use working on airplanes. – Stephanie Smith…

Momentum Aeronautics Celebrates 2-year Anniversary With Gift to Aviation Youth Program

On December 11, 2017, Posted by , In Engineering Services, By , With No Comments

Momentum’s donation supports the Youth Initiative Aviation Academy Momentum is celebrating its two year anniversary with a $1000 donation to the Youth Initiative Aviation Academy (YIAA) located in St. Paul, MN. “The YIAA provides mentorship and educational opportunities to youth from the most challenged parts of our society,” said Kyle…

Pilatus PC-7 wheel and brake installation STC

On November 9, 2017, Posted by , In Engineering Services, By , , With 1 Comment

Momentum recently completed an aircraft Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) project for Parker Hannifin Corp. Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division through the FAA Chicago Aircraft Certification Office (ACO). STC number SA04264CH approves the installation of Parker wheels and brakes on Pilatus PC-7 aircraft. The project included all necessary engineering, airworthiness, testing,…

First E-Coat Primer Process Used in an FAA Certified Production Process

On November 9, 2017, Posted by , In Engineering Services, By , With No Comments

Momentum Aeronautics, LLC Supports Air Tractor, Inc. With Electrocoat Primer FAA Process Approval   Momentum was recently recognized at an open house event in Olney, TX at Air Tractor’s production facility. Momentum Aero received an award from Air Tractor President Jim Hirsch for engineering and FAA approval support of the aircraft…