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Momentum Completes Dornier Jet Carbon Brake Flight Test Program

Momentum Aeronautics, LLC, has finished yet another carbon brake test at the Mansfield, Ohio Airport. This test program was completed on a Dornier DO-328 jet for Carlisle Brake and Friction in cooperation with Ultimate Jet Charters, LLC. Completion of this test program helped expand Carlisle’s FAA PMA product line of…

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….

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…