Worldwide Aircraft Services, Inc (FAA RS OWFR547L) in collaboration with affiliate company Worldwide Aviation Engineering, LLC has completed and obtained FAA certification (FAA STC ST0193WI) for the installation of a folding stair in the main entrance of the Embraer EMB 135/145 aircraft. The installation maintains the ‘side hinged’ jetway door and installs a folding stair and track system for stowage of the stair immediately aft of the existing jetway door for flight operations.
The FAA approval was granted in January 2022. This modification will give operators greatly increased operational flexibility by eliminating the requirement for added ground support needed for passenger loading and unloading. The folding stair can be easily deployed internally or externally by the flight crew. “This is a very straight forward installation that will provide operators with an easily maintained modification requiring little maintenance.” said Jeff LaChance lead project Engineer at Worldwide Aircraft Services, Inc. Lachance further added, “this installation can be accomplished in as little as two weeks and the price point is very attractive.”
Worldwide Aircraft Services has operated as an FAA / EASA certified Part 145 repair station specializing in medium passenger Regional Jets, Regional/Commuter aircraft for passenger, Cargo, and Special Mission operators worldwide. Worldwide Aircraft Services offers comprehensive aircraft repairs, inspections, contract maintenance, refurbishment, structural repairs and modifications, in-house engineering services, avionics, engine service refurbishment and upgrades. The company is a leader in servicing aircraft across the United States and around the globe.