LiteAir is located in Anacortes, Washington, just 90 miles north of the Seattle FAA. LiteAir has been working with the Seattle FAA since 1995 and has developed an excellent relationship with both the Seattle Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO) and the Aircraft Certification Office (ACO). LiteAir has FAA designees on staff in the areas of both manufacturing inspection and engineering to support our PMA and design work respectively.
All of LiteAir lightweight window plugs are approved by FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and manufactured under LiteAir's FAA Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA). Subsequent worldwide approvals are obtained as required; typically these are from Europe (EASA), Canada, China, and Brazil. This enables the end user to install lightweight window plugs on their aircraft without any certification costs. LiteAir provides a letter to any one purchasing the window plugs enabling them to use the applicable STC for that purpose.
LiteAir has taken a very conservative approach in its methods to show compliance with the various federal regulations in certifying the window plugs; electing to use FAA witnessed tests for the substantiation of structural static and fatigue strength and lightning tolerance. We have been supplying window plugs since 1997 with a perfect service history.
LiteAir has obtained STCs for the installation of Lightweight window plugs for the following aircraft: B747, B747-8, B767, B737, B757, B777, A300, A310, A330, A340, MD-80, Bombardier CRJ-100/200, and Q400.