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The sky’s the limit for Claremore-based manufacturer Blue Arc Metal Specialties. The company recently announced that it had been awarded the Part 145 Repair Station certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This designation enables Blue Arc to certify a repaired article for “return to service” status. Additionally, this certification allows for the research and development of new repair processes.
“Now more than ever, it is important that we look to diversify our business portfolio,” said Brian O’Dell, vice president of Blue Arc Metal Specialties. “Earning the FAA certification as a Part 145 repair station will allow our company to better serve our customer base and continue to best support the aviation industry.”
Organizations formally designated as a repair station by the FAA are engaged in the maintenance, inspection, and alteration of aircraft and aircraft products. The FAA determines which entities are eligible to perform maintenance and approve aircraft to return to service. The process of achieving such recognition is lengthy. After two years of preparation, Blue Arc joins two other Claremore manufacturers, JFJ Industries and ForwardVue, as an accredited repair station.
“Having Blue Arc join the ranks as a designated Part 145 FAA Repair Station further showcases Claremore’s potential to serve as an aerospace hub for our region,” said John Feary, executive director of the Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority. “We have seen unprecedented growth in this key industry sector, and we look forward to continuing to partner with Blue Arc and our community’s aerospace partners to ensure their success in Rogers County.”
Blue Arc Metal Specialties has been serving the greater Tulsa, Oklahoma area for more than ten years and specializes in various welding styles, CNC plasma cutting, aircraft repair, research, and development. For more information on Blue Arc, visit bluearcms.com.