Repairs: If It’s Broke, We Fix It

Use, stress, and other demands all take a toll on tooling and GSE. Out of circulation equipment must be fixed FAST. Send us your broken, busted, and expired tools. We'll quote the repair. On approval, we’ll get the equipment back into service ASAP.

Aircraft maintenance is a coordinated effort between teams. Crews of mechanics perform the repairs, and the quality team constantly checks paperwork on equipment, sending parts out that are in need of repairs, calibration, and load testing.

When GSE and tooling are out of circulation, their absence makes the job of maintaining aircraft much more difficult. Let Solair help your team stay ahead of the curve, so tooling and equipment stays in rotation, not out for service.

Solair’s Process for GSE & Tooling Repair

Repairs extend the life of a part, which helps your department stay on budget. Our standard process for repairing a part includes a thorough evaluation of the part, testing for function, replacing what’s worn and broken, testing for stability and accuracy, double checking our repair, and testing again. When we can repair any part we produce. If it’s beyond repair, we’ll let you know immediately.


After a Part is Received

We begin by checking over the GSE or tooling, looking for obvious wear and tear. Next, we test the part to find out what isn’t working.


Quote the Cost

Once we know what’s wrong with the part, our team prices out the repair work, creating a quote. We send the quote to you for review and approval.


Fix & Return a Part

Approved repair work is completed as quickly as possible, so it can be returned to service.

Parts We Repair

Solair performs repairs on multiple types of tooling and GSE. Our facilities have the instrumentation and our team has the knowledge and skill to repair a majority of aircraft maintenance parts. Listed below are examples of the parts we regularly repair.

Gauges and hoses, motors and wheels, not all mules are created equal. Repairing them means replacing and testing all of the pieces, so each one is in good order. Then we validate the precise functionality of the system.

Hoses and O-rings are best replaced before Skydrol spurts on the hangar floor. Send in your fluid dispensers for regular repair to keep oil, hydraulic fluid, and Skydrol in the tank ready for use.

Jacks lift and support the weight of an aircraft. Cracked gauges, leaking hydraulic fluid, corroded pieces, what condition are your jacks in? Maintaining proper functionality of jacks keeps the aircraft securely in place and crews safe.

Cables, straps, and fasteners wear out with the weight they have to bear. Repairing these pieces increases their life and allows safe use for heavy loads. Annual load testing ensures safe use for machinery and crew.

The last thing your crew needs is a hoist that doesn’t retract its cable properly. Have Solair do the repair and let your crew keep their busy maintenance schedule.

Included in Our Standard Repair Process

The repair work we perform on maintenance equipment directly impacts your crew’s ability to complete intricate maintenance and mechanical testing systematically. Repairing equipment that maintains aircraft ensures stability and confidence in the tooling and GSE your crew uses daily.

Having Solair as your partner for repairs simplifies the never-ending process of maintaining equipment, by repairing and then either calibrating or load testing.


Solair Group is your partner in aircraft maintenance tooling & GSE

We’re here to help. Call or email us to find out how 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?