Quality Standards

Triple R Quality Standards

Our quality standards are the foundation of the Triple R program and the Triple R aircraft. To ensure that these quality standards meet industry best practices, we are collecting and verifying the extensive input from all of our partners.

We plan to publish our set of standards soon.

  1. OEM new or factory rebuilt engines, fuel pumps, fuel lines
  2. OEM new or factory rebuilt props, spinners
  3. New exhaust/muffler components
  4. New wiring and lighting throughout
  5. New avionics, new wiring harnesses, new panels, new autopilot servos
  6. Overhauled or new pitot static system, new altimeter, airspeed indicator, VSI, turn coordinator
  7. New attitude gyros, vacuum pump, electric DG (solid state components and systems should be used)
  8. New firewall-forward components, baffles, batteries, belts, starters, alternators, engine mounts and related sub components
  9. New exterior paint, rubber gaskets
  10. New and rebuilt seating, seat belts, seatbelt airbags
  11. New interiors including carpets, plastics, headliners
  12. New or reconditioned undercarriage components, hydraulics, seals, motors, actuators
  13. New tires, brakes
  14. Resealed and/or tested fuel tanks, caps
  15. New or reconditioned flap actuators, motors
  16. Reconditioned, remanufactured nose bowls, plastic exterior parts
  17. New or new-performing rigging, cables, pulleys, guides
  18. New or new-performing door handles, latches, locks
  19. Control yokes, flight control components
  20. New or new-performing engine instruments, fuel gauges
  21. New or new-performing cockpit ventilation system components blowers, motors
  22. New antennae as required
  1. Non-critical interior appearance group parts, plastic side panels, switches, handles, switches
  2. Engine compartment accessories, brackets, mounting hardware, firewalls, fuel tanks
  3. Sheet metal parts no longer offered by the OEM, access panels, fasteners, latches
  4. Landing gear components
  5. Door latches, locks, handles
  6. Control yokes, flight control components
  7. Cockpit ventilation system components blowers, motors
  8. Fuel and engine gauges
  9. Seat rails, locks
  10. Cabinets, storage compartments and related doors
  11. interior lighting components
  12. Interior accessories power plugs
  1. All checklists and documentation, including digital photography, will be within the capabilities of popular IPad and PC tablets
  2. A check list should be developed for each airframe type, based on input from operators, repair shops and type club maintenance experts
  3. Key OEM suppliers will receive a list of approved Triple R rebuilders and Special purchasing arrangements will be made available
  4. Key subcontractors (avionics, paint, interiors, props) will be required to use the same documentation checklist and digital photography system as rebuilders
  1. Continuous operation for at least five years
  2. Repair shop certificate(s) available
  3. Shop capabilities, test systems, component or parts repair, sheet metal repair, engine install, electrical/wiring (TBD)
  4. Wheel, brake, tires, line services available
  5. Departments and services offered
  6. Parts counter, inventory (TBD)
  7. Parts suppliers contacts
  8. OEM service center or key relationships
  9. Avionics sub contractor
  10. Interiors sub contractor
  11. Paint sub contractor
  12. Prop sub contractor
  13. AOG services
  14. OEM airframe training, certifications
  15. Local FAA GADO contact
  16. Airport manager contact
  17. Landlord contact/lease verification
  18. Documented previous rebuild experience (install new engine, avionics, interior, paint)
  19. Specific airframe specialization highly recommended (Beech, Cessna, Piper, Mooney )
  20. Minimum test and repair equipment (TBD)
  21. Basic shop safety procedures, emergency procedures
  22. No major FAA violations for five years
  23. Customer list available for interview/ compliance audit
  24. Supplier credit check OK
  25. No history of bankruptcy
  26. Insurance verification and minimum liability standards
  27. Employee list and certifications
  28. Principals/owner background check
  29. CPA contact
  30. Liens, tax liens, lawsuits disclosure
  31. Bank reference, credit line, five year sales P/L
  32. Employee turnover, workman's comp, unemployment history
  1. Product planning, standard equipment list, avionics panel plan, airframe STC's, AD's, production cost estimate, finished price target, development schedule, shop time, market potential estimate.
  2. Aircraft performance enhancements: long range tanks, vortex generators, tip tanks, gross weight STC's, Mogas STC's, TKS anti ice STC, baggage/wing locker extensions, GAMI's, propeller upgrade
  3. Airframe and component PMA parts analysis vs. OEM availability and pricing.
  4. Acquisition strategy and criteria: popular model population, used price analysis and comparison vs. new.
  5. Purchase strategy: clear title, terms, ferry flights, shipping and pick up
  6. Acceptable damage vs. disqualifying, corrosion standards*
  7. Manufacturer's minimum recommended wear for existing parts vs. new parts
  8. Airframe and equipment financing, floor planning and inventory/purchase planning
  9. Warranty service coordination, workmanship warranty, warranty reserves
  1. Listed as a Triple R qualifying airframe based on parts availability, marketability
  2. Limited damage history (TBD)
  3. Meets corrosion standards (TBD)
  4. Airframe time under XXXX hrs for strutted aircraft (TBD)
  5. Airframe time under XXXX hrs for non-strutted aircraft (TBD)
  6. Clear title, U.S. or Canadian registry
  7. Complete airframe log books
  8. Log book analysis and spot checks
  9. Insurable (per Triple R approved airframes)
  10. Intact, ferryable airframes preferred
  11. Operating history and locations known (flight training, personal A/C, business use)
  12. AD history known, current
  13. Supply chain/key parts availability
  14. Manufacturer and model major airframe or system difficulties known
  15. Active marketplace and recent sales prices known
  16. Avionics and other STC's available
  1. Process planning for disassembly, parts and component kitting, production line planning, purchasing/planning for all components and systems
  2. Windshield and glass evaluation and removal**, parts evaluation, standards for glass, landing gear, sheet metal, hangar rash, recycling some parts, part documentation and log book entries;
  3. Paint stripping, prep and repaint process
  4. Avionics and wiring removal, recycling-resale, new panel planning, fabrication, wiring harness fabrication
  5. Process documentation, digital photography, airframe and powerplant logbook entries
  6. Interior /seat rebuild and redesign, plastic and metal component evaluation and replacement, headliners, carpets, fabric selection, STC's
  7. Soundproofing, door seals, inflatable seals

**Windshield and glass removal and replacement may not be required if overall condition, recent replacement or age indicates it is unnecessary

*Some airframes with limited, treatable corrosion or with structures that can be repaired and/or replaced