PMA Product Development

Aircraft Component Design employs the latest tools and technology to effectively engineer products for the aerospace industry. Our product’s meets or exceed the original design requirement from the OEM. Any product produced by ACD is of the highest quality and is operationally among the safest in the industry.

Reverse Engineering is a tool utilized to duplicate a product already designed and successfully in use. The FAA has developed stringent guidelines to ensure the integrity of the product and also the process by which the reverse engineering was conducted are up to par. The most predominant document to use to understand the requirements of qualifying a PMA is the FAA Order 8110.42. This Order, although very detailed in nature, reflects the result of the reverse engineering process. The criteria outlined in FAA Order 8110.42 expresses the minimum requirements for data in order to meet the design requirements.

Aircraft Component Design possesses an extensive Engineering Design documentation system which encompasses the guidelines necessary to meet FAA Order 8110.42. Our manuals—which are reviewed and approved by the FAA—have demonstrated a consistent procedural approach to the PMA development process. ACD has been awarded a Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U) rewarding us with a fast track approval process due to our robust and thorough processes.

Our extensive PMA Engineering manual covers the following target areas:

  • Reverse Engineering Guidelines and Procedures
  • ACD PMA Engineering Drawings
  • Continued Operational Safety Plan
  • Part Specific Certification Plan
  • Material Testing Standards
  • Classification of Characteristics
  • Engineering Approval System
  • Non-Conforming Product and Requests for Engineering Evaluation
  • Supplier Quality Assurance Requirements Manual
  • Design Review Process
  • Understanding (M.O.U) rewarding us with a fast track approval process.

These requirements are crafted and expressed in finite detail in various proprietary ACD manuals. This information articulates the basis of the ACD PMA Development Process.