No matter how large or small or seemingly inconsequential, when some part of an aircraft breaks or wears out, that airplane cannot legally fly until the component has been replaced with an FAA-approved part that once again makes the aircraft complete—and airworthy. To give operators of turboprops and business jets options in acquiring these parts, when needed, Baker Aviation now stocks FAA-approved PMA parts made by Omega Aircraft Articles LLC.
To earn approval, the FAA oversees, inspects, tests, and documents every step of a part’s creation from design to installation. When a manufacturer certifies an airplane, the process includes its parts. Companies such as Omega meet the requirements by earning an FAA Parts Manufacture Approval (PMA), which combines the design and production approval process for modification and replacement parts such as Omega’s wheels, brakes, and engine components now in the Baker inventory.
Baker Aviation is a company relatively new to North Texas. Father-and-son partners, W. Stanley Baker Jr. and III, founded the the charter and aircraft management company in 2008 at Meacham Field. Baker expanded to Addison Airport in 2011 when it acquired Aeromech and earned its FAA Part 145 repair station certificate in 2012, and its maintenance technicians have, combined, more than a century of experience.
“In today’s environment, aircraft owners are looking for ways to operate more efficiently,” said Baker Aviation President & CEO Ray Goyco. Being a trustworthy source of PMA parts for Beech King Airs, Beechjets, Cessna Citations, Learjets, and other aircraft offers their owners “an economical solution to the rising cost of maintenance.” Since it began operating at Addison, Baker’s maintenance facility has expanded to three hangars, and adding Omega PMA parts is an investment in growth through comprehensive customer service.