1-218-444-4478 PO BOX 847, BEMIDJI, MN 56619
1-218-444-4478 PO BOX 847, BEMIDJI, MN 56619

Component Repair & Overhaul

QUALIFIED | EXPERIENCED | PROVEN

Located in Bemidji MN, AirCorps Aviation is recognized throughout the world for award winning WWII aircraft restorations. What differentiates both our business and repair station is the collective expertise rebuilding entire aircraft, structures, systems and everything in between.

Not wanting to be defined only as restorers we have developed our fabrication capabilities and are regularly producing parts for the broader aerospace industry. Our FAA certifications and process management protocols ensure exceptional turn time, competitive pricing and reliable performance of repairs & fabrication. AirCorps is a Certified FAA Repair Station (8ORR202D) with an approved FAA PMA Quality System (PQ04274CE).

OUR CAPABILITIES

Landing Gear

Wheels

Brakes

Aircraft Structures

Hydraulics

Component Overhaul

Quick Turn Around

Our team works diligently to ensure timely completion so you receive your part as soon as possible.

No Project Too Big or Small

Our experienced staff and library of resources enable us to handle almost any job you could imagine.

FAA/PMA Quality System

Adherence to the FAA-PMA Quality System, range of capabilities, and exacting detail are evident in the award-winning work for which AirCorps is known.

REPAIR STATION

AirCorps Aviation is proud to be a Certified FAA Repair Station (8ORR202D) we have been issued a Repair Station limited rating currently we hold landing gear and accessory ratings. We will consistently add components to our ” FAA Capabilities List” on an ongoing and customer demand basis. Our talented team would like to evaluate your needs, please contact us to discuss.

These services are performed at our state-of-the-art facility located in Bemidji MN (KBJI) It is also located near the Canadian border. Our facility is staffed with highly trained, flexible and responsive individuals who are A&P and IA-Qualified Aircraft Inspectors.

OUR RATINGS

Landing Gear Rating

AirCorps Aviation Repair Station provides comprehensive landing gear 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the repair station FAA certified?

Yes, we are FAA certified.

I don't see what I am looking for on your capabilities list, can you still perform the work necessary?

We have been issued a Repair Station limited rating to which we will consistently add components to our ” FAA Capabilities List” with customer demand. Our talented team would like to evaluate your needs, please contact us to discuss.

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What functions does the repair station perform?

The repair station inspects/repairs/overhauls any type of landing gear or aircraft accessory.

Do you only repair specific components?

No, we can repair other product as long as it falls within our Repair Station Ratings of Accessory or Landing Gear. We will work with you to acquire the required repair manuals, and or specifications and drawings.

What about AOG’s?

We can accommodate AOG’s.

What is the expected turnaround time for repair station product?

We’ve built a multi faceted business with a range of capabilities and FAA PMA quality system. We can often handle difficult processes, fabricating tools, fixtures or tooling internally that expedite turn around. Due to the varying complexity of every part it is something that is quantified in the quoting process.

Can you give me a repair estimate?

Repair estimates are provided after unit evaluation. In some cases a standard inspection / evaluation charge applies.

Do you have an Exchange program?

Yes. With certain components we are open to working with you to set up an exchange program to meet your requirements.

BEING GOOD AT BEING DIFFERENT IS WHAT SETS US APART


TEAMWORK  |  INTEGRITY  |  EXCITEMENT  |  STEWARDSHIP  |  QUALITY

THESE ARE THE CORE VALUES THAT DRIVE OUR COMPANY.

AirCorps Aviation Highlights

Aviation AirCorps Team – Only in MN
  • We build lasting relationships, our very first customers and supporters are still actively feeding us projects today
  • Numerous Grand Champion & award winning restorations
  • Specialize in low volume orders
  • Expansive library of technical documents, blueprints, and manuals
  • Experience in over 75 different legacy and modern aircraft types
  • FAA PMA Quality System
  • Specialization in fabrication and repair of formed aluminum structural components
  • Full service engineering to fabrication part delivery
  • 3D Scanning to CAD model creation
  • 12,000 sq. ft. machine shop
  • Full repertoire of CNC equipment
  • Dedicated team to serve you in Restoration, Fabrication, Parts, Reverse Engineering, Art, and AirCorps Library Departments

The AirCorps team specializes in the use of traditional and state-of-the-art methods to manufacture and produce aircraft parts. Our adherence to the FAA-PMA Quality System, range of capabilities, and exacting detail are evident in the award-winning work for which AirCorps is known.

Benefits of AirCorps Aviation Component Overhauls

Expertise: experienced team can manage repairs and overhauls thru our Repair Station or not. Our diversity of clients and world class restorations have guided our comprehensive understanding of aircraft systems and components.

Capabilities: the range of capabilities we manage both internal and external defines who we are. We are staffed and equipped with the experience and equipment necessary to produce finished and ready for install components.

Quality Control: we are proud to manage a world class restoration shop, a FAA-PMA Quality Control System for fabrication, and an FAA Repair Station. We continually work to develop our quality management systems to further expand our opportunities and offerings.

Customer Service: client relationships are rooted in our knowledge of being both an world class restorer of aircraft, consumer, and by supporting outside customers. Our interactions are relationship driven, long-term, and valued.

Portfolio of Resources: our growing library of original manufacturer blueprints, manuals, and resources allows us to quickly access rare technical data important to understanding, reproducing, and delivering components that operate flawlessly.

Honoring Techniques & Methods: our team understands and embraces manufacturing techniques of vendors not in business today. We strive to reproduce that historic look while balancing the cost and efficiency afforded by modern technologies.

Consistency: having overhauled, repaired and fabricated thousands of parts, we know what works and what doesn’t. We deliver parts organized and labeled professionally that integrate seamlessly into a shop setting.

Shop Equipment Details

Metal Forming Equipment

SHEET METAL STRETCHER TABLE
300 Ton – 102” x 70”, Stretch forming

1500 TON PRESS
30” x 72” x 6” Rubber Box, Hydroform

460 TON PRESS
24” x 34” x 4” Rubber Box, Hydroform

80 TON PRESS
60” x 12” Table – 48” Slide, Shop Press

55 TON PRESS
36” x 9” Table – 24” Slide, Shop Press

DROP HAMMER
32” x 32” Table, Chambersburg Cecostamp

CNC PRESS BRAKE
35 Ton – 6ft , Acrotech DI-Arco

SHEET METAL SHEARS
48” x 12 Gauge

BOX AND PAN BRAKES

FARNHAM ROLLER
12ft Capacity, Farnham

DIGITAL CONTROL HEAT TREAT OVEN
60” x 60” x 60”, Certified per AMS 2770, Standard, Park Thermal

DIGITAL CONTROL HEAT TREAT OVEN
42” x 24” x 18”, Certified per AMS 2770, Standard, Thermcraft

 

CAD / CAM Design Software

CAD SOFTWARE
Solid-body CAD Modeling (editable model)
Solidworks 2019

CAM SOFTWARE
Solid-body CAD Modeling (Machine programming)
CAMWorks 2019

Machine Shop Equipment

5 AXIS CNC VERTICAL MILL
XYZ: 30” x 20” x 20”, Haas UMC 750

3 AXIS CNC VERTICAL MILL
XYZ: 30” x 16” x 20”, Haas Super VF-2

3 AXIS CNC VERTICAL MILL
XYZ: 30” x 20” x 20”, Haas VM-2

3 AXIS CNC VERTICAL MILL
XYZ: 40” x 20” x 25”, Haas VF-3

3 AXIS CNC VERTICAL MILL
XYZ: 40” x 26” x 25”, Haas VM-3

3 AXIS CNC LATHE
10” Diameter x 20” Length, Haas SL-20, C axis, Live Tooling

3 AXIS CNC ROUTER
XYZ: 120” x 48” x 10”, Routech Record 220

3 AXIS CNC ROUTER
XYZ: 96” x 48” x 7”, DMS Patriot 4’ x 8’

3 AXIS CNC ROUTER
XYZ: 120” x 60” x 15”, DMS Patriot 5’ x 10’ Plus

VERTICAL MILL
XYZ: 36” x 13” x 20”, Bridgeport

CNC CHUCKER LATHE
6” Diameter x 6” Length, CMS

ENGINE LATHE
15” Diameter x 48” Length, Clausing Colchester 15

Welding

ALUMINUM SPOT WELDING
3/16” 2024-T3 Capacity, Sciaky 90KVA Mil-spec

TIG WELDING
Ferrous & Non-Ferrous AWS D17.1, Miller Aerowave 300 Amp

Inspection

COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE
XYZ: 20” x 23” x 20”, Hexagon TIGO SF
Hexagon PC-DMIS 2017 software

HAND-HELD 3D SCANNER
Portable 3D laser scanning, (Mesh surface output)
Creaform VXModel software, Creaform Handyscan 700

OPTICAL COMPARATOR
14” Horizontal, American Optical Co.

PROFILOMETER
Surface finish check too

Other / Unique Equipment

IN-HOUSE PAINT BOOTH

INTEGRATED MACHINE TOOL CRIB ORDERING & INVENTORY

FAA REPAIR STATION

ART SERVICES
Custom made placards, decals and name plates

SHEET METAL RACK

Facilities Sq. Ft.

Fabrication shop space: 10,000 sq. ft.