Load Testing: Structurally Sound Equipment

The structural integrity of the load bearing assemblies your team uses every day is paramount to your ability to safely maintain aircraft. Annual load testing of assemblies, such as bootstraps and hoists, ensures that you can rely on your equipment to support the loads it was designed for.

Scheduling GSE and tooling for load testing is a demanding job. Inevitably, the equipment comes up for annual testing the moment you need it most. You need a facility that you can trust to run the tests, label the work, and return parts to your inventory ASAP.

Realizing that you have Solair as your partner in load testing, you get those parts packed and ready for shipment. It’s a relief to know that you can depend on Solair. We are your partner for load testing.  When we receive equipment for testing, we know we need to move quickly to return it to service. If a part fails, we have the knowledge and expertise to repair or replace the unit as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The Process of Load Testing

Once we’ve thoroughly inspected the equipment, we test to validate its structural integrity. If a component breaks, we fix it. In turn, you get equipment that you can feel confident is safe and secure.

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Inspect the Part

We begin with a standardized process of inspecting the equipment for obvious structural deficiencies.

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Repair the Worn and Broken

We change out cables and fasteners, replacing any pieces that aren’t up to par.

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Precision Equals Trust

Once the part has been assessed, and if necessary repaired, we perform a final check to ensure the quality of our work and then load test the tool, labeling the time, date, and place.  

Annually Load Test Equipment

Your crew relies on job-ready equipment to perform their work effectively. Annually load testing equipment ensures stability and confidence in the parts that bear the weight of aircraft engines and systems.

Having Solair as your partner for load testing simplifies the never-ending process of maintaining safe equipment for your team.

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Solair’s Load Testing Process

Standards and procedures, our processes are the guidelines we operate by. Our goal is consistent, repeatable outcomes, so you and your team can trust the equipment you rely on.

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1st: We begin with a thorough evaluation

We review equipment, checking it for components that are frayed, damaged, or worn.

2nd: What’s not working? Repair or Replace?

Once we’ve checked over an item to uncover what’s not working, we repair it, replacing broken, worn, or non-functioning pieces.

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3rd: Test Once, Twice, Three Times

After we reassemble the part, we test it to check our work. Does the part hold 125% of its rated load? Once the load testing has been completed, we label the assembly, returning it to service.

Your Partner in Aircraft Maintenance

Solair Group is your partner in repair and load testing tooling and GSE. We’re here to help.
Call or email us to find out just we can.

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Marcos Alonso

CFO of Solair Group, LLC

I joined Solair in late 2018, while Scott joined in mid-2019. Our extensive corporate experience allowed us to develop a strategy that would take Solair to the next level. As 2019 closed with a strong finish, Solair was positioned for a promising start to 2020.

In 2020 the industry was already showing early slowdowns when the COVID pandemic took hold in March. As the volume of orders reduced, we took quick action, temporarily adjusting our business model and operating capacity, which allowed Solair to continue serving our customers, while getting ahead of the curve.

When the full impact of the pandemic was evident, the market came to a near full stop. We quickly adjusted our plans, which kept the business operating at expected service levels, while continuing to service our customers. Our investors stepped in and acted, providing resources and support at the right time. All realized the situation required a long term outlook, a “holding power.”

Together with our financial partners, we increased Solair’s efficiency, preparing for the “new market“ to emerge. Constant development with a focus on our customers is how we do business.

Isn’t that the kind of partner you want to work with?

Sergio Molina

Director of Operations

Be Proud of Yourself

My career has been spent working in manufacturing. I like planning and working with numbers. Success has come because different people saw my desire to learn and recognized that I was not afraid to work hard-–to challenge myself to reach for what I wanted. 

Before Scott offered me a position at Solair Group in 2019, I was working for a company that made military products. In just a few years, we had built the plant from 35 to 500 people with government defense contracts and orders that totaled 150 million dollars. 

My entire career has been spent in manufacturing, creating strong, healthy relationships within the company and with customers. My experience has taught me that it’s not about how big the challenge is, it’s about how much you believe in yourself. 

I have my dad to thank for my outlook and mindset about work. He taught me to be proud of work and never be afraid of a challenge. My dad didn’t look at situations as a problem, he looked at them as opportunities. He taught me to do the same. 

I’m Sergio Molina, VP of Operations at Solair Group. We welcome the challenges your business faces. How may I help you today?

Ricardo Sierra

Vice-President of Sales

I joined Solair in January 2021. Scott, Marcos, and I had discussed my taking on the role of VP of Sales in 2020. However, we were in unprecedented times, so we waited until the market stabilized, and then I became a part of the team.

Having made the choice to work for a smaller firm, in a position where my experience would directly impact the company, I was excited to share my expertise and ideas, as well as learn from individuals who had extensive corporate experience.  

Over the many years of working in customer service in various business models and industries, I have learned one very important lesson: True customer service is being the solution to a problem.

No matter the situation, my goal is the same: to maintain the highest level of commitment to and stay in communication with my customers. If a problem happens, I explain it to the customer and share with them the steps taken to deal with the issue. Then, I follow up with them, explaining how the issue will be rectified in the future. 

Regardless of industry, customers remember a business that puts their needs first, seeing contacts as partnerships, not just transactional connections. 

I’m Ricardo Sierra, VP of Sales, and I’m your partner at Solair. 

Scott Cummings

President of Solair Group, LLC.

My career in engineering began a couple of years after I was awarded my degree. The first few years between university and my first “real job” at B/E Aerospace was spent on a boat, learning to be a part of a crew, which gave me valuable insight later in my career. 

After starting at B/E Aerospace as an engineer, I took on larger roles in the company with increasing responsibility. As my positions changed, I noticed that what really got me out of bed in the morning was the opportunity to help others realize their potential and see what they could accomplish by working in concert with one another.  The value that high performing teams, with the right focus and guidance, could create for a business, its customers and our employees.

In 2019, I joined Solair Group. Stepping again into a role as a new leader. Proud to join a business with such a strong value proposition for our industry.  We’ve taken risks, accelerated change, and laid a foundation for the future with one thing in mind – how can we best serve our customer’s needs.

I’m Scott Cummings, President of Solair Group. How may I help you?