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Mid-America Aerotech maintains strict MRO standards, ensuring each aircraft pneumatic system is inspected maintained, repaired, and replaced when necessary 

State-of-the-art Aircraft Pneumatic System Repair

Mid-America Aerotech has been the leading expert in aircraft pneumatics since 1992. Our state-of-the-art pneumatic maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) station is designed for superior engineering performance, adhering to OEM requirements for aircraft pneumatic systems, including pneumatic valves, starters, air cycle machines, and pneumatic drive units. 

Industries Serviced:

Commercial Aircraft, Military Aviation, OEM, Research & Development, Helicopters

How do Aircraft Pneumatic Systems Work?

Aircraft pneumatic systems use compressed air to perform various functions critical to the operation of an aircraft. The pneumatic system is typically powered by engine bleed air, which is extracted from the engine’s compressor section. The compressed air is then used to direct energy to operate the movement of certain aircraft components. Typical functions for the aircraft’s pneumatic system include:

Advancements in aircraft technology, such as the introduction of more electric aircraft (MEA), have led to a reduction in the reliance on pneumatic systems in some modern aircraft. However, many traditional aircraft still rely on pneumatic systems for their critical functions.

Aircraft Pneumatic System Components

Pneumatic systems in aircraft are essential for various functions, such as controlling flight surfaces, landing gear, and pressurization. Here are ten common pneumatic system components found in aircraft:

Air Compressor

The air compressor is responsible for compressing the ambient air to provide the required pressure for the pneumatic system.

Pressure Regulator

The pressure regulator maintains a steady and controlled output pressure from the air compressor to ensure consistent operation of the pneumatic system.

Air Receiver (Reservoir)

The air receiver, also known as a reservoir, stores compressed air to provide a buffer and maintain a stable supply during peak demands.

Check Valve

A check valve allows the flow of compressed air in one direction only, preventing backflow and maintaining system pressure integrity.

Shut-off Valve

A shut-off valve is used to isolate specific sections of the pneumatic system for maintenance or in emergencies.

Pressure Relief Valve

The pressure relief valve protects the pneumatic system from overpressure situations by releasing excess air when the pressure exceeds a predetermined limit.

Solenoid Valve

Solenoid valves are electromechanical valves that use an electric current to control the flow of compressed air to actuate various pneumatic devices.

Pneumatic Actuators

These are devices that convert the pressure of compressed air into mechanical motion, used for tasks such as operating flight control surfaces and landing gear.

Pneumatic Filters

Filters are employed to remove contaminants, moisture, and other impurities from the compressed air, ensuring clean and reliable operation of the system components.

Pressure Gauges

Pressure gauges provide real-time information about the pressure levels in the pneumatic system, allowing for monitoring and troubleshooting.

Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) of Aircraft Pneumatic Systems

Mid-America Aerotech is the leading authority in the maintenance and repair of commercial and military aircraft and we have specialized in the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) of aircraft pneumatic components since 1992. Our engineers have the capability to work with both commercial and military aeronautical operations. With a skilled team of technicians and industry leading technologies, we conduct meticulous inspections, timely repairs, and thorough overhauls to ensure the safety, reliability, and optimal performance of your aircraft’s pneumatic system. Adhering to strict regulatory standards, our commitment to excellence ensures that every pneumatic component meets the highest quality and safety standards. With years of experience and a customer-centric approach, Mid-America Aerotech is your trusted partner for comprehensive MRO solutions that keep your costs low and your aircraft flying high.

MRO Solutions for Aircraft Pneumatic Systems and Components

Mid-America Aerotech is a certified FAA repair station located in West Fargo, North Dakota.

Our team services the military, aerospace, and commercial industries, as well as helicopters and privately-owned airplanes. We are your trusted expert in the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) of commercial and military aircraft systems, providing the ultimate cost-effective and worthy solution that meets and exceeds existing safety standards.