Welcome to Smith Aeronautical

Expert in Aviation Consulting

As an expert in the field of aeronautics, I owe it all to a college-level career assessment test. The results of that test indicated my personality and talent base were suitable for a career as an Aircraft Technician; thankfully I pursued that career path, found that I had a real passion for it, and haven’t looked back since. Now, after more than 35 years in the industry, I am focused on sharing the knowledge I’ve acquired with others by offering my services as a consultant and expert witness in matters related to aviation maintenance, damage assessment, alternate repairs, and repair quotes.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Independent repair processes
  • Damage Tolerant designed aircraft
  • Certified Repair Stations – FAA Part 145
  • Aircraft Alterations – Aircraft Modifications
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Aircraft repairs
  • Inspections for Continued Airworthiness
  • Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs)
  • FAA Aircraft Certification Offices (ACOs)
  • Organization Design Authorization (ODA) facilities
  • Working with FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) and Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DARs)
  • Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) process
  • PMA manuals
  • Aerospace Drawings
Ernest-Smith

AVIATION DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Our staff has over 35 years of experience with all types of General Aviation aircraft – propeller, turboprop, and jets.

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REPAIR QUOTE REVIEW

Our team can assist with all facets of airframe or engine repairs to ensure the repair facility’s quote meets your needs.

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ALTERNATE REPAIR OPTIONS

Our staff excels at providing FAA approved repairs to help avoid unnecessary costs.

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Experienced

With over 30 years of aviation maintenance experience we bring a unique perspective to every project. Dealing with both routine maintenance and heavy airframe repairs has afforded the opportunity to work with both aircraft owners and insurance companies.

Knowledgable

Our unique understanding of aviation operations make Smith Aeronautical a great resource for information related to FAA requirements for both Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft

Reliable

We recognize that both professional and timely service is what our customers demand and strive to meet those goals

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