An area to shine! Sheet metal fabrication, intricate work and capabilities that surpass expectations. From control repair to required fixtures and more, The Sheet Metal department can fabricate nearly every bracket, skin or frame that is made out of metal – even parts that aren’t available on the market – reducing your costs and accelerating your RTS.
Experts you can count on. Navigating the requirements for an STC or PMA can be daunting. On site technical staff, including Designated Engineering Representatives (DER) and Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DAR) complete the design, testing, engineering, prototype and production needed – more than 28 completed to date.
Innovation and technology in the world of composites. Repairs are performed on-wing or sent to our facility. Certified technicians overhaul and finish fairings, flight controls, structural components, and more. Qualified in solid laminate, honeycomb, Kevlar, carbon-fiber, fiberglass – both dry and pre-impregnated, aluminum and CRES bonding.
State-of-the-art lustrous topcoat applications. Systemic paint process with dedicated booths for sanding, priming and final coat applications. Extensive color and tint selections to beautifully match solid, pearl, metallic and iridescent colors. A single part, component, or the entire aircraft, your facility or ours, paint specialist trained to make your aircraft picture-perfect.
Fatigue cracking in the horizontal stabilizer ribs is an all too common occurrence on certain Beechjet and Hawker 400-type aircraft. Additionally, Nextant discovered cracks in the pivot fittings and aft spars that led to the birth of Service Bulletin SB55-4162. Nextant Aerospace offers full inspections and repair of the Beechjet and Hawker 400 horizontal stabilizer, with loaners and exchange units at the ready. To date we are the only company that has repaired the cracks. We have completed over 100 repairs and have PMA’d the parts. We are stocking the parts for retail use to reduce the downtime and cost.
Engine inlets on the Challenger 300/350 are susceptible to corrosion from the elements, heat damage from the engine bleed air exhaust vent, and delamination of the acoustic mesh inside the inlet. Nextant Aerospace has defined an overhaul procedure to repair these issues and mitigate future occurrences. General “on wing” visual inspections of the Challenger 300/350 inlets occur at 48 month and 600 hour intervals. Detailed engine inlet inspections occur at 1200 hours. Engine inlet removal inspections occur during 4200 hour engine inspections.
Beechjet and Hawker 400 steps are notorious for sagging due to deterioration of the cams and lower stopper bar. Nextant has addressed this safety hazard for passengers and crew with a full step kit that replaces the cam and stopper bar design. Longevity is greatly improved due to the replacement of components with stainless steel parts. Finally, safety and stability is increased with this new design.
Service Bulletins 100-78-02, 100-78-03, and 100-78-04 address corrosion and cracking issues with the Challenger 300 thrust reverser doors. Nextant Aerospace has developed a process to NDT the doors, kicker plates, and components. Once cracks and corrosion areas are identified, the doors are repaired if they are within tolerances or replaced if minimum thickness is compromised.