Leading Edge Aviation providing state of the art wire harnesses

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BEND, OR, Oct 27 2006 — Leading Edge Aviation, Inc. has incorporated the latest in UV laser wire marking technology to their total solutions concept. Expanding on its core businesses the company has invested in a state of the art UV laser wire marking machine. This capability will allow a Boeing standard of aircraft wiring to be met. The process allows the permanent marking of wires without compromising the shielding. Each wire is individually marked to the customers exact specifications, this includes: font and font size, and vertical or horizontal orientation. In addition to production type work, this equipment will support the installation work already being accomplished with an entire new level of quality as each harness built is cataloged in a data base and will allow customers to standardize or upgrade their fleet over time without further expense of duplicate engineering or re-engineering processes. Each harness is accompanied by a detailed schematic and material certification.

Leading Edge Aviation is under contract with a number of manufactures and operators supplying entire aircraft wire harnesses. Leading Edge Aviation has had the opportunity to work with Columbia Helicopters, recently completing an entire Boeing 107 wire harness with a staggering 35,000 feet of wire, that was marked in less man-hours and reducing lead time over older less reliable methods of wire marking. Leading Edge Aviation will begin another Boeing 107 harness this fall along with providing harnesses for one of Columbia Helicopters Boeing 234 Chinook’s.

Leading Edge Aviation also works with a number of companies on the latest in avionics technology. This includes custom designed instrument panels with the customer’s choice of a standard or all glass EFIS avionics suite. Considering the price and current lead times on new aircraft these solutions will address the existing operator’s needs by increasing the safety and value of their current aircraft and reducing weight by removing older avionics and wiring.

Leading Edge Aviation (LEA) has been providing services and solutions for over 17 years with four major business segments including: Flight Operations, Flight Training, Aircraft Sales, and Aircraft Services – Avionics, MRO, Robinson Helicopter Overhaul, and UV laser wiring harness fabrication. Leading Edge Aviation is FAA certified under Part 135, Part 141, and Part 145; and is a certified Robinson Helicopter sales, service, maintenance and overhaul facility, Columbia Aircraft Authorized Repair & Maintenance Associate, and an authorized distributor for most major avionics manufacturers.

Travis Warthen
Leading Edge Aviation, Inc.
63342 Powell Butte Hwy
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-8825
Fax: (541) 317-0709