According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the term overhaul from Title 14 CFR part 43, § 43.2(a) is fundamentally described as the disassembly, cleaning, inspection, repair, reassembly, and testing of aircraft equipment.
The primary intent of overhauling is to take an item and restore it. Restoration affords that the item remains in good condition for a specific amount of time. This specified time period is referred to as the ‘time between overhauls (TBO).’
The inspection part of the overhaul process is crucial. At Dretloh, we utilise the Inspect and Repair As Necessary method (I.R.A.N) so that we meet your needs with services exactly where you need them.
During the inspection phase, a mechanic may find a part that is still functioning and does not appear to be broken. The mechanic may be prompted to replace the part. In these instances, the mechanic is following the requirements set by the manufacturer and overhaul limits. These manufacturer limits force replacement because the part may not make it to the next overhaul period.
When considering modifications, upgrades, or improvements to existing standards, we offer our clients a variety of options. These options include full seat overhaul of aircraft seat: cushions, dress covers, plastics, structural parts, hardware replacement, as well as in-flight entertainment (IFE) solutions.
Upgrade your IFE or IFEC
IFE upgrades include the latest standards in technology. Upgrades to technology on an aircraft include monitor screens, power supplies, USD, and power outlets. Anything related to electrical such as harnesses and new fairings are regularly manufactured and installed according to the installation kit.
We also supply portable or in-seat solutions for aircrafts providing in-flight entertainment and connectivity or IFEC. In the case that our client orders these services, we take care of everything.
From the initial system evaluation to the execution of services, we provide recommendations on certification, integration, and installation.
In addition, we have the capability to modify 9g and 16g seats to meet specific needs and layout of passenger accommodation or LOPA requirements.
We are certified to repair all seat makes and models. A few of the suppliers we’ve worked with are Avio, Sicma, and Zodiac, although this list frequently changes. Please inquire directly to learn about current suppliers.
In accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), we can provide documentation as needed. These include Flammability Test Reports (TPR), completed issuance documentation of Dual Release 8130-3 tag, and Dual Release 8110-3.
Our reconfiguration services
We are proud to offer our expertise in reconfigurations. These generally involve aircraft interior components and seating adjustments for all commercial aircrafts. We are qualified to develop improvements to both coach and business class seating requests. Improvements and engineering drawings for completed projects always follow FAA and EASA requirements.
The best in overhaul
In addition, our complete designs, engineering, and certification services are customized to meet every client’s needs. We work with broad scope maintenance programs, seat rotations, and lease returns. Due to our outstanding reputation, we are confident that you will be satisfied with our aircraft seat repair, overhaul and refurbishment here at Dretloh.