Most competitive in industry - Flat rate available
Parts replacement is keyed to IPL by item number
In excess of 10,000 components
Customer choice of media and sorting
One year or 750 flight hours
One year or 750 flight hours
City of Moses Lake (100 air miles east of Seattle)
Ephrata Washington Disassembly Center, Ephrata, WA.
Full visitor accommodations (hotel, scheduled air service (within 90 miles, taxi and rental car)
Hangars capable of housing up to 747 size aircraft
Hard, clean, outdoor storage surface
Flightline maintenance available
Special Economic Conditions
No state taxes on parked aircraft
Free trade zone
High plateau desert
Competitor to desert storage in Southwest region of the United States.
Aircraft Flight Services
SONICO, INC. provides third party flightline maintenance for many operators. Hangar facilities exist for both narrow body and wide body aircraft maintenance. With thirty to sixty days advance notice, Sonico is capable of performing major checks for clients on many of these aircraft models.
In addition, Sonico is willing to perform smaller specialized maintenance services such as interior change outs, engine exchanges and fuselage lap joint maintenance.
Federal Aviation Administration DAR and DER representatives are available should customers wish such service. Alternatively, customers may wish to perform their own inspection, or arrange with Sonico for inspection and aircraft release.
Ground support equipment lists are available upon request.Click herefor GSE rates.
Go to the Certifications tab or ask your Sonico Sales Representative for a copy of Sonico's current Air Agency Certificate and Operation Specifications, as well as the current Repair Station and Quality Manual.
Aircraft Parking and Dismantling
Parking - Moses Lake
Space available for 400 narrow body or 150 wide body aircraft on clean concrete.
Flightline maintenance supervised by qualified FAA part 145 personnel.
Dismantling - Ephrata
Dedicated dismantling facility twenty miles West of Moses Lake.
All parts cleaned, inspected and properly identified prior to storage.
Over the years, Sonico has gathered statistics on aircraft component assemblies declared as being beyond economical repair by owners and maintenance providers. A little under thirty percent of such components are, in fact, repairable.
Sonico has worked with the OEM(s) and the FAA over the years and has an FAA approved procedure for conducting an analysis and examination of component parts declared as being beyond economical repair. The procedure includes pickup at the owner's facilities at Sonico expense. An examination is performed and an analysis report provided owners with recommendations as to disposition.
View of component shops
If the disposition is mutilation and scrap, a report is provided for the owner's records and documentation with the FAA. If the disposition is to salvage in accordance with approved OEM and FAA procedures, the owner and Sonico share in the economic benefits. There are no costs to the owner, not even shipping costs or record keeping.
The program benefits depend on the extent to which owners reclaim parts, but even small airlines save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.