TAE Aviation has a Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), applicable to the Cessna 441 Conquest.
Our life extension modification program offers Conquest operators an extended life for the airframe which permits continued use past CASA’s 22,500 hour limit. The STC extends the Conquest’s life to 40,000 flight hours or 40,000 cycles, whichever is reached first. We can extend the life of the Conquest aircraft by replacing and/or modifying critical structural components and applying a new system of maintenance.
Coupled with the STC modification is our system of maintenance which reduces costs and gives Conquest operators more flexibility around maintenance scheduling. Australia’s Conquest fleet profile averages 1.5 flight hours per cycle, as opposed to the USA’s fleet profile of approximately 1 flight hour per cycle. Our cycle based system of maintenance, delivered through the life extension modification means significant benefits in terms of reduced inspection intervals.
The system of maintenance is available to all Conquest operators, including aircraft below CASA’s 22,500 hour life limit. It reduces maintenance costs by:
Conquest operators can also take advantage of aircraft down time by planning an avionics upgrade during the structural STC modification program. This will not only modernise the Conquest’s cockpit, it will also improve situational awareness, enhancing safety and the flying experience.
We can install the Avidyne and S-TEC Alliant Integrated Flight Deck System into the Conquest during the modification program under STC. In addition, we can design alternative installation options with leading brands such as Garmin, Avidyne, Sandel, Honeywell, Shadin and Rockwell Collins products.