Our expert team has been performing major structural repairs since 1986. Utilizing the many custom repair fixtures at our facility we maintain original, factory tolerances during major structural repairs.
Straight Flight – Repair Experts
Specializing in aircraft major repairs, our FAA / EASA Part 145 Certified Repair Station offers extensive ratings. We are experts in repairing various types of aircraft with all methods of construction. Having many custom repair fixtures, a fully certified composite shop (including large oven) we can restore your damaged aircraft to a pre-incident condition. Look at some of our past repair projects below—this is just a small fraction of what we have accomplished since 1986.
- DeHavilland Twin-Otter: Landing accident, fuselage and wing repairs
- Israeli Aircraft Industries Westwind II: Landing accident
- Beechcraft Beechjet: Landing accident
- Jetstream J31: Custom equipment racks and belly fairing
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Aircraft Repair Gallery
Lear 35A – Snowplow Mishap
After the snowplow backed into the Lear 35, while being towed on the ramp, Straight Flight performed emergency service by traveling to Aspen, Colorado, for temporary repairs allowing ferry flight relocation to our facility for new factory skin installations.
Merlin/Metro – Tailgating Incident
This freighter was on the taxiway at Denver International Airport waiting for ground clearance when another aircraft taxied into it, slicing away the tail section. Straight Flight relocated this aircraft by semi-truck, flatbed trailer with the wings attached driving down local highways. After arriving at Centennial Airport we removed the tail structure and installed a serviceable tail at the factory splice.
Pilatus PC12 – Elk Strike
Landing in the early morning hours in Show Low, Arizona, an 8-point bull elk slammed into the left wing bending the main spar. Straight Flight dismantled the aircraft and relocated it to Centennial Airport by transport truck for a new factory wing replacement and engine repairs.
Merlin/Metro – Off Runway Excursion
Failure of a methanol injection system caused asymmetric thrust during take-off resulting in an off-runway jaunt! After performing repairs to have the aircraft relocated by ferry flight from Rifle, Colorado, the restoration to pre-incident condition began. Due to unavailable new parts Straight Flight had to create tooling to have new skins stretch formed for this repair. After forming, our new skins were heat treated, trimmed, and epoxy primed exceeding the quality of the original factory skins.
Westwind – Off Runway Landing
During an instrument landing in a snowstorm this IAI 1124A Westwind II landed short of the runway by 50 feet. Straight Flight travelled to Gillette, Wyoming, to remove the one piece wing from the mid fuselage by splitting the aircraft into two sections and transporting the aircraft via two tractor-trailers to Centennial Airport for final repairs.
Westwind – Helicopter Shrapnel
Straight Flight travelled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to install temporary repairs allowing a ferry flight to Centennial Airport after damage was sustained from a helicopter accident. The IAI Westwind was secured inside a hangar when a helicopter was blown into the hangar door while taxiing under rotor power. The resulting building’s structural steel penetrated the aircraft in several locations.
Westwind – Coyote Killer
Straight Flight traveled to New Braunfels, Texas, to perform temporary repairs allowing a ferry flight to Centennial Airport. This aircraft ran into a coyote on landing in the early morning causing the nose gear to buckle on the runway.