5850 series float tooling done

Monday, 20 June 2005

We have completed the tooling on a 5850 float that will be perfect for the standard Beaver as well as those Beavers with increased gross weights associated with engine and wing conversions. This float is designed to perform like the very successful EDO 4930 yet provides the increase in displacement required for current and future modifications to this airframe. Our spreader bar and strut extrusions are in house and deck fittings are finished. The female molds for the floats are complete. We have tooled the access panel covers and bumper.

There are two large storage compartments on each float, one ahead of the front strut and one between the struts.

The float was revealed to the public at the May Alaska Trade Show. We received tremendous encouragement from the show for our efforts. Estimated availability and price are not yet known but our focus is on the 5850 since we have finished the 3400 amphibs.

For more information on the 5850 or any other Aerocet product, call 208-448-0400 and ask for sales.

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Aerocet receives 5850 STC

Monday, 15 January 2007

We are pleased to introduce the newly certified Aerocet 5850 model floats.

The industry has been asking for a float designed for the high gross DeHavilland Beaver which not only performs well, but also is lighter in weight than the smaller displacement floats that have been the mainstay for decades. Now they have it.

The many benefits of our all composite construction have been time tested by private as well as commercial operators and have proven time and again that we are not only here to stay, but we are also the way of the future.

Various features offered with the floats include four large locker bays, external load tie down points, and an abundance of 300 series stainless steel hardware.

These floats are flat out ready to work and have the highest useful load of any float in class.

Aerocet receives STC for amphibious floats on Cessna 206

October 18, 2010


PRIEST RIVER, ID, OCTOBER 18, 2010: Aerocet, Inc. announced today that the FAA has issued an STC approval for Cessna model 206 aircraft (G and earlier series) on Aerocet 3400 amphibious aircraft floats.

“There has been an overwhelming demand for this approval based on the success of our 3500L straight floats for the Cessna 206 models.

I am happy to be able to finally satisfy the demands of customers seeking our amphibious product in this configuration.

We are proud of the quality craftsmanship we put into all of our products and I believe we have another customer pleasing winner, especially with the upgross benefit of this product” stated Matt Sigfrinius, Aerocet’s general manager.

The Aerocet 3400 floats are approved for Cessna 206 aircraft and actually increase the gross weight float loading to 3755 pounds for the aircraft by installing the Aerocet floats. The floats include unique features like all composite construction, which make the floats extremely tough, light weight, fast on and off the water and eliminates the problems of corrosion and leaks. These floats still have the largest baggage opening in the industry. Safety is enhanced in the model 3400 floats by making the top deck flat with molded-in anti-skid, easing embarking and disembarking.

Aerocet, Inc. was established in 1987 as a manufacturer specializing in composite aircraft floats. Aerocet is the world’s premier manufacturer of certified composite aircraft floats. The company offers a premium product line of straight composite aircraft float models for water only landings, as well as amphibious aircraft floats that are for both land and water landings. The company is located in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.A. and is housed in 35,000 sq. ft. of modern manufacturing facilities.

Aerocet receives STC for cargo pod on Cessna 206H models

Wednesday, 28 June 2006

STC# SA0096SE has been approved for the installation of the Aerocet 206 cargo pod on Cessna 206H models.

Aerocet cargo pods now include installations for Cessna 206, P206, P206A-E, TP206A-E, U206, U206 A-G, TU206A-G, 206H and T206H.

Aerocet responds to competitor's DVD

Thursday, 14 December 2006

Seen the competitor's DVD? Feeling like the waters have been muddied?

Please read our FAQ section for concise details or feel free to give us a call at 208-448-0400. We'd love to hear from you.

Component Control ERP software eases FAA audit burden

Sunday, 01 May 2005

For Aerocet Incorporated this year's annual parts manufacturing authorization (PMA) audit, conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration in late March, went smoother than past audits thanks to the company's recent installation of Component Control's Quantum Control Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. "Using Quantum Control as the core of our ERP system eased the FAA audit burden" said Garry Hojan, parts manager for Aerocet Incorporated.

One of the world's few FAA approved composite aircraft float manufacturers, Aerocet has been producing floats since 1994 and installed Quantum Control in June 2004. "The FAA seemed very impressed with the increased traceability provided by Quantum Control's manufacturing and inventory modules, and the positive effect that the software had on our quality system."

Aerocet currently employs 35 people in the Priest River, Idaho, area but plans to double that number by the end of 2006 to meet increasing demand.

"One of the reasons we purchased Quantum Control was that we needed a system that could handle our growing business," Hojan said. "We looked at other systems, but Quantum Control provided the best value for the price."

A fully integrated business software solution that promotes industry best practices, Quantum Control combines manufacturing, aircraft maintenance/repair/overhaul (MRO), inventory management, accounting, e-commerce, sales, and contact management, and other business functions into one central database. More than 700 customers in 32 countries currently use Quantum Control to manage their aviation operations. Based in San Diego, California, Component Control is a leading developer and provider of aviation management software solutions. In addition to it's core product, Quantum Control, the company also licenses Internet Quantum (IQ) e-commerce technology and a Quantum e-commerce suite directly to parts distributors, aviation suppliers, fleet operators, and repair facilities worldwide.

For more information visit www.componentcontrol.com

Third party scales prove Aerocet's Beaver floats are lighter than competitor's

Tuesday, 02 January 2007

Once again, Aerocet has raised the industry bar in float performance.

During the STC certification process of Aerocet's 5850 Beaver floats, a third party FAA approved FBO was involved in the installation and scaling of the floats. In performing their duties, the third party discovered that the Aerocet floats actually weighed in lighter than the floats which were previously on the aircraft. The floats replaced were 4930's which are known to be far lighter than W6100's.

Want to know just how much more useful load Aerocet floats can provide? Give us a call at 208-448-0400. We look forward to hearing from you.