AirCorps Aviation Now an FAA Certified Repair Station

AirCorps Aviation, a leading aircraft restoration and fabrication company, based in Bemidji, Minnesota, is proud to announce approval and designation as Part 145 Repair Station #8ORR202D by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Erik Hokuf

“This is a great achievement and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our entire team,” said AirCorps Aviation General & Accountable Manager Erik Hokuf “Earning this FAA certification as a Part 145 FAA Repair Station adds an important new dimension to the work we do every day in support of our current and future customers in the aviation industry.”


The Repair Station will advance AirCorps’ focus on component repair and fabrication, and leverage the years of experience and resources at their disposal. Erik Hokuf, Lance Sumstad, Sharon Grey, and the rest of the AirCorps Aviation team worked diligently to earn this sought-after certification. As a Repair Station, AirCorps will initially start with a Limited Rating with landing gear and accessories as ratings.

Landing Gear Rating

AirCorps Aviation Repair Station provides comprehensive landing gear repair overhaul services. Our facility houses vast technical resources, special purpose equipment and tooling required for landing gear overhaul, allowing us to execute premier work. Repair, machining, painting, non-destructive testing and final assembly are all handled by our dedicated and knowledgeable team of mechanics. Contact us if the landing gear you have isn’t on our capabilities list and we will evaluate adding it.

Accessory Rating

AirCorps Aviation Repair Station repairs and overhauls a broad range of accessories and components for our customers. Our technicians provide quick turn around times and top quality work, which has earned AirCorps a reputation for superior service and tackling difficult work. Contact us if an accessory you have isn’t on our capabilities list and we will gladly evaluate adding it.

Now with the initial phases of application, approval and designation behind them the AirCorps Aviation team plans to expand capabilities in the near future in support of a broader customer and product range.


Lance Sumstad
“We are excited to expand our capabilities in the aerospace sector. We have been a service provider in the legacy, warbird and broader aviation markets and are still looking to grow in those areas. I want to thank all the employees that have worked so hard to achieve this certification,” said Lance Sumstad, AirCorps Aviation Chief Inspector.



AirCorps Aviation obtained FAA PMA Quality System (PQ04274CE) certification in August of 2015 and recently added the capability of aluminum heat treatment to AMS2770.

The dedicated team has propelled the globally recognized business into the broader aerospace manufacturing arena and has brought innovative products to the market such as their AirCorps Library online repository of technical information.

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