RAS Toluca Earns FAA Repair Station Papers

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Raytheon Aircraft Services' Toluca, Mexico, facility is now an FAA-certified Part 145 Repair Station and capable of legally performing maintenance on any N-registered aircraft on its certificate. The certification allows RAS Toluca to work on all Beechcraft and Hawker products, plus Falcon 50 and Lear 20, 30 and 60 series aircraft. The yearlong certification process began with the facility changing its work processes to bring them into alignment with FAA requirements. FAA inspectors visited the site once, in July, and issued the certificate July 31, 2004. "Earning FAA certification is an important step in providing the best service possible to our customers in Mexico and Central America," said Skip Madsen, vice president of operations for RAS. "The quality of work done in Toluca is equal to any shop in the United States." RAS Toluca was already certified through La Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil, Mexico’s equivalent of the FAA.