Solon, OH, September 25, 2023 – In aviation, precision engineering and artistic creativity come together to manifest innovation that will defy expectations. At Jet East’s Component Repair facility in Solon, Ohio, aircraft composite repairs are not only a technical necessity but a canvas for skilled technicians to showcase their creative eye. The delicate balance between craftsmanship and technology underscores the vital role these experts play in shaping the future of aviation.

Aircraft composites are essential components that ensure the safety, performance, and longevity of modern aircraft. However, even the most advanced materials can experience wear, damage, or structural issues over time. This is where Jet East’s team of technicians step in, combining their technical expertise with an artistic sensibility to repair or overhaul these components to their original condition.

Composite repairs demand more than technical proficiency; they require a creative touch. Each composite structure is a unique puzzle, and the technicians at Jet East must carefully evaluate the damage, envision the final result, and meticulously implement repairs. Having a creative eye is crucial, as technicians must repair the damage and also ensure that the repaired area seamlessly integrates with the aircraft’s overall design. Whether it’s a complex curvature or a textured surface, replicating the intricate details makes each aircraft repair distinctive. This process involves restoring structural integrity while ensuring that the repaired area seamlessly blends with the aircraft’s original aesthetics.

The aircraft industry is constantly evolving, and innovative solutions are the norm. Jet East’s technicians embrace this spirit of innovation, leveraging their creative eye to develop repair techniques that go beyond conventional approaches. The collaboration between innovation and skilled talent separates Jet East as a leader in aircraft composite repairs.

Chris Prokesh, General Manager for Component Repairs explained the aspects of their work that differentiate Jet East from other providers, “In our daily operations, we continually encounter challenges. I believe that our ability to adapt and excel in this ever-evolving environment is what makes us successful. Our Jet East family is so dedicated and committed to overcoming composite obstacles.” Chris continued, “Furthermore, we are privileged to work with seasoned professionals with 20+ years of industry expertise. This year alone, we have seized numerous opportunities to salvage composites that other establishments deemed irreparable. With added time and attention, we not only preserved the component but also spared our customers the expense of acquiring replacements.”

The engine cowling off a G550 came to Jet East in desperate need of repair. The outer skin and core were exposed to extreme heat, causing the epoxy to degrade the structural characteristics. G550 cowlings absorb oil, requiring days of contamination removal. Jet East replaced the damaged core and restored almost half of the cowling by fabricating molds from a serviceable cowling. The result was a showroom quality finish that matched the aircraft perfectly.

About Jet East, A Gama Aviation Company
Jet East, A Gama Aviation Company, is one of the nation’s leading aviation maintenance providers. The company specializes in scheduled maintenance, on-demand mobile maintenance for unscheduled events, paint and interior completions and provides related services in the areas of structural repairs, composite work, and non-destructive testing (NDT).  With a deeply talented workforce, Jet East is available to meet customer maintenance needs with on-demand service and coast to coast coverage in the U.S and in certain international markets.  An expansive AOG Mobile Maintenance team operates with a 24/7 Dispatch Team and compliments the company’s maintenance hangars in North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, California, Illinois, and Nevada.

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