Did you know...
...that PMA parts
must meet or exceed the same standards that OEM parts
must meet to receive FAA approval? The PMA approval
process is a rigorous approval process that takes months
and sometimes years to complete. Every step of the
process is approved by an FAA official before the next
step is undertaken. In addition, the part must be shown
to be equal to or better than the OEM part which it is
replacing. As a result, PMA parts are often much higher
quality and of more ingenious design than the parts that
they replace. As a general rule, these parts are also
less expensive because they are usually presented to
market by a smaller company with less overhead. In
supporting the PMA market you are supporting small
business and helping the quality of aviation parts to
continue to improve as a result of healthy competition.
FAA PMA Approvals
When installing APS
(Aviation Products Systems, Inc.) FAA - PMA parts, no
special instructions are required for continued
airworthiness, or for installation and operation. APS
parts can be maintained and inspected in accordance with
current OEM publications for continued airworthiness.