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About Rapco Fleet Support

PMA Aircraft Brake Parts Manufacturers

Jet landing safely

Providing High-Quality FAA/PMA Approved Brake Parts Worldwide

Since 1987, Rapco Fleet Support has been providing cost savings to airplane brake part distributors and leading commuter airlines around the world by providing an alternative to OEM replacement brake parts. Our designs, engineering, testing, manufacturing, quality control, and quality assurance programs are comprehensive and rigorous. RFS Rapco Fleet Support uses the latest technology and strictly adheres to Federal regulations to bring the safest products directly to the market worldwide.

Better brake parts. Better prices.

Discs | Pads | Lining | Pistons | Rivets | Torque Tubes


 Rapco Fleet Support Has Revolutionized the Aircraft Brake Industry

PMA approved aircraft brakes manufacturers

We've helped corporate and commuter aircraft to land safely for the lowest costs since the early 90's.

RFS’s revolutionary advantage is our comprehensive all-in-house system. RFS designs, tests, manufactures and stocks all our parts at our Hartland, Wisconsin headquarters. We have a professional, experienced and courteous staff to support you from sales to installation. Unlike OEMs, we are proactive, innovative, and responsive.

The successful, continued operation of any aircraft fleet relies on adherence to tight margins. For decades, RFS has helped regional and corporate operators generate a profit by dramatically reducing their brake costs. Despite this, OEM manufacturers have attempted to discredit PMA manufactured parts ever since their introduction.

The FAA requires manufacturers seeking PMA to establish an approved test procedure before conforming to the part, testing, and submitting data for approval. When RFS establishes a test plan to be approved by the FAA, we always set our criteria above the OEM performance standards and airworthiness requirements. We design a better brake, then we build a better brake. We prove it to the FAA, the approving authority, and offer it for sale to operators for less than the OEM part.

The next time you need replacement brake parts, go with the best, not the biggest.

Replacement FAA/PMA Approved Brake Parts for Commuter and Corporate Airliners

Aircraft brake systems manufacturers

Every brake part we manufacture is vetted and perfected through the comprehensive PMA approval process.

Rapco Fleet Support has helped the aviation industry control the costs of air travel for corporate and commuter travelers by providing the best value and the safest standards in the industry. We provide FAA/PMA approved brake parts for some of the top aviation manufacturers in the world, including:

Why does the FAA support PMA parts?

The FAA lists several reasons for supporting PMA parts and manufacturers:

  1. PMA's "long history of successful and safe approvals dating back to the 1950's"
  2. PMA's ability to consistently "fill a need within the industry for timely and airworthy replacement articles"
  3. PMA's "robust and mature process"

The FAA has studied and vetted PMA parts and manufacturing on multiple occasions since the 1980's. The FAA's operational safety department and guidelines are in full support of certified PMA manufacturers.

The History of Rapco & PMA Aircraft Parts

OEM manufacturers have gone to great lengths in the past to discredit PMA aircraft parts - full-blown propaganda campaigns, shady contractual obligations, and more. Through years of rigorous testing, engineering, and improvement, PMA manufacturers broke through the disinformation and earned the FAA's support. Learn more about the difference between PMA & OEM aircraft parts, and how you can save money going with PMA. 

Go With the Best

Rapco Fleet Support has partnered with distributors of aircraft brake parts to deliver serious, FAA/PMA approved brake parts to aircraft operators all over the world. We can do the same for you.

Rapco Fleet Support Distributors

For links to distributor websites, visit our distributor page.

Contact Rapco Fleet Support for more information on FAA-approved PMA aircraft brakes.