Engine & Airframe

Engine and Airframe Maintenance, Repair and Upgrades

Forge Flightworks understands the importance of keeping your aircraft flying so our preventive maintenance services do just that. We also understand the importance of returning your aircraft to service as quickly as possible when an engine or airframe issue develops.

We have a passion to get things right the first time so you won’t have to return your aircraft or your component again and again. We are also mindful that engine and airframe work plays a vital role in aircraft flight safety.  Forge has the talent, tools, processes and passion to help you.

Whether you are seeking your annual or other scheduled inspection, a routine aircraft oil change, a brake or tire change or a more extensive engine or airframe repair, Forge Flightworks has the authorization, tools, people and capability to make aircraft maintenance happen for your aircraft.  With our No Surprises Promise, we keep you informed while your aircraft is in our care. And with innovative programs like our Inspection Flat Rate pricing, Annual-by-Subscription program and Aircraft Extended Warranty programs, Forge helps you budget and manage the operating cost of your aircraft with more predictability and affordability.  Learn more below.

 

 

Scheduled Inspections

Forge Flightworks can handle your aircraft’s periodic inspection needs. This includes your aircraft annual inspection, 100-hour inspection and more.

Our capability list currently references Lycoming, Continental and Pratt Whitney engines.

On the avionics service front, we also have decades of experience performing the biennial pitot-static certification of aircraft altimeter system or air-data computers, RVSM certification and more that we can apply to keep your aircraft flying safely and within regulation. Look here for more on avionics repair and maintenance.

Forge Flightworks is a Part 145 FAA Authorized Repair Station with ratings for Radio Class 1, 2 and 3; Instrument Class 1, 2, 3 and 4; Limited Engine; Limited Airframe; and Limited Fabric ratings. Forge Flightworks can be your one-stop-shop for aircraft service.  We handle the logbook entries and other paperwork required.

To enhance your budgeting predictability and to save you money on your inspections, Forge Flightworks offers Flat Rate Pricing for scheduled inspections for most aircraft models.  And, as a further innovation, Forge offers its Annual-By-Subscription program, which allows you to prepay your annual inspection in affordable monthly payments that saves you more than 11% off the standard labor rate for your annual.  Contact Forge Flightworks for more details on these innovative programs to help you better manage the operating cost of your aircraft.

Aircraft Engine Repair and Upgrade

Forge Flightworks is authorized to perform a broad variety of aircraft engine repairs and upgrades. Would you like an electronic starter system or exhaust system upgrade to your aircraft to enhance your aircraft performance, efficiency or other parameter?  Forge Flightworks can make that happen.  If your aircraft engine is not performing well, Forge Flightworks can troubleshoot and effect the repair.  If there is a specialized type of repair or overhaul needed, Forge can oversee the project and complete the removal and reinstallation.

Aircraft Oil and Filter Changes

Forge Flightworks can be your go-to service center for your recurring aircraft oil and filter changes.  Timely and competently performed oil changes are vital to the health and long term viability of your aircraft engine, and thus your safety.  At Forge, we are methodical about process.  This includes a careful inspection of your removed oil filter.

As a recommended option, we also can include a Blackstone Laboratories analysis of a sample of your removed oil to help you and us know more about what’s happening inside your aircraft engine.

Our aircraft oil and filter change is generally a quick-turn service.

Aircraft Tire and Brake Work

Forge Flightworks also can be your go-to service center to replace your aircraft tires, aircraft tubes or to repair or replace your aircraft brake system.  If you’d like to upgrade your legacy brake system to a more modern disc brake system, Forge Flightworks can perform that upgrade.

Aircraft Airframe Repair and Upgrade

Forge Flightworks is authorized to perform a broad variety of aircraft airframe repairs and upgrades.  Would you like a speed mod or a STOL kit applied to your aircraft to enhance your aircraft performance, efficiency or other parameter?  Forge Flightworks can make that happen.  If your aircraft airframe is damaged, Forge Flightworks can effect the repair.  If there is a specialized type of repair or overhaul needed, Forge can oversee the project and complete the removal and reinstallation.

Aircraft Weighing Services

If your aircraft is in need of a refreshed Weight and Balance, Forge Flightworks can provide this service.  Our Intercomp AC-15  aircraft scale system accommodates aircraft that weigh up to 15,000 pounds.

Various changes in your aircraft can lead to a requirement to perform a true weight and balance.  For example, replacement of extensive avionics gear, installation of a new aircraft interior, or a modification to your airframe or engine – any of these scenarios make it a good idea and potentially necessary to do a true aircraft weight and balance.

Simple aircraft modifications generally enable a derived or calculated weight and balance that is based on a detailed formula that references the weight and arm of each removed part and each added part to be sufficient.  Still, over time, if there are multiple modifications made to an aircraft that have had weight and balance updates made based on this derived or calculated method, your aircraft’s current weight and balance information may not be accurate.

Some aircraft models are more sensitive to weight and balance issues than others.  Of course, weight and balance is a fundamental flight safety factor for every aircraft.  For your safety, let’s make sure your aircraft weight and balance information is spot-on accurate by have a true weight and balance service performed.

Pre-Buy Aircraft Inspections

A thorough review of an aircraft’s electrical system is a prudent step to take in the process of buying an aircraft. Forge Flightworks is regularly consulted to do pre-buy inspections of the electronic systems of aircraft for sale.

We work with brokers, maintenance shops or directly with the buyer or seller, as needed. Our special expertise in avionics is complementary to the expertise of your A&P mechanic/inspector. This combination of skills can provide even deeper and broader insight about an aircraft’s condition for both buyer and seller.

Airframe and Engine Warranty Programs

Forge Flightworks provides extended warranty programs to help you avoid unplanned maintenance costs, significantly reduce downtime, and reduce unnecessary stress – overall providing you with peace of mind.  Pricing is more affordable than you may think.

We currently represent a variety of extended warranty programs from several brands, including Piston Power.  Read More…

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