Jet AirWerks, a Kansas-based turbine jet engine component repair station, has been awarded certification by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for the performance of repair and overhaul services for commercial turbine jet engine and airframe components. The CAAC certification allows Jet AirWerks to expand its market footprint and enhance its current certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) by additionally providing airworthiness releases for turbine jet engine and airframe components destined for markets regulated by the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
The award of the CAAC Certification follows a year-long application process and a rigorous, on-site quality audit conducted by inspectors from the PRC. With nearly 10,000 part numbers authorized by the CAAC certificate, Jet AirWerks now boasts one of the largest repair capabilities listings for turbine jet engine products manufactured by CFM International, LP (CFMI) and GE Aviation, General Electric’s aviation division.
“Adding the CAAC certification has always been a key piece of our business plan. The award of this certificate provides the opportunity to increase the company’s services to meet the needs of our customers, to open additional markets and new opportunities, and ultimately to create high quality jobs right here at home in South Central Kansas,” said Keith Humphrey, Jet AirWerks’ President and CEO (Twitter).
“South Central Kansas is arguably the most impressive and well-established aviation and aerospace cluster in the United States. So, naturally, our region has one of the most impressive, skilled aviation and aerospace workforces in the country. I’m beyond thrilled that we can expand the opportunity to showcase our collective talents, technical skills and quality workmanship to the global market,” Humphrey continued.
Jet AirWerks’ new repair station CAAC Certificate Number is F001006600 and is effective immediately.
Jet AirWerks was established by commercial aviation veteran Keith Humphrey with the mission of supplying low cost, high quality MRO overhaul services on a large variety of engine components from low-value parts to critical rotating, life limited turbine jet engine hardware for parts distributors, engine overhaul facilities and airlines.
Jet AirWerks was awarded repair station certification by the FAA in 2008 (Certificate No. J0JR961Y) and, subsequently, EASA repair station certification in 2009 (Certificate No. 145.6130). Jet AirWerks principally provides inspection, repair and overhaul services for components manufactured for and / or removed from commercial turbine jet engine product lines manufactured by CFMI and GE Aviation, including all engine variants in CFMI’s CFM56 engine program and all variants in GE Aviation’s CF34, CF6, and GE90 engine programs. Jet AirWerks expanded operations under an affiliated brand and company, Jet AirParts, LLC, in 2011.
In 2011, Jet AirWerks President and CEO Keith Humphrey founded Jet AirParts, LLC, to compliment the services provided by Jet AirWerks and to fill a growing market demand for inventory salvation review and recovery, inventory management, and sales of both owned and consigned difficult-to-obtain spare part inventories.
Jet AirWerks, LLC and Jet AirParts, LLC are both strategically located in a shared repair and warehouse facility in Arkansas City, Kansas. Both companies additionally operate satellite offices for sales and customer support in Derby, Kansas, just minutes from downtown Wichita, Kansas – the Air Capital of the World.