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3-D Rendering:
Once the LOPA is approved we will work with the customer to develop the 3-d Renderings of the interior.

This includes selection of Fabrics, Leathers, Seats, Divans, Beds, Showers, and Laminate. Once these are selected they will be used in the 3-d renderings of each room or area of the aircraft. These will then be approved by the customer with an estimated completion cost and schedule.

AFT LLC, pays specific attention to what can be done an still meet the FAA / EASA requirements. This is an important aspect of the LOPA generation. Instead of just pretty picture of the interior that may or not be able to meet requirements we ensure that the configuration will.

Phase 4: Monitoring the Completion

AFT LLC will supply one full time employee to be at the completion center at all times to monitor progress. He will be responsible for provideing weekly progress reports and working with the completion center to keep the integrate schedule (required to be produced as part of the contract with the completion center) up to date.

Additionally, he will be in place to continuously monitor "over and above". This responsibility will include determining cost and schedule for each item and negotiate the best of both for the customer. He will provide a detailed report of each item and await the customers approval before allowing work to start. Additional personnel will be rotated in to monitor the project as specific aspects of the program dictate. As an example we will have several experts there to monitor check fits on each of the components.

Final inspection by you and your customer will have our seal of approval before we ever request you to come in. That does not mean that you and your customer are not welcome at the site. You will both have an open invitation to visit any time you like.

Phase 1: Aircraft Acquisition

Pre Buy Inspection - AFT LLC will send an experienced DAR to the aircraft to perform a complete pre-buy inspections including:

Complete check of all maintenance records, required to be accomplished, including estimate of cost to incorporate each

 Complete check of all outstanding Airworthiness Directives required to be accomplished, including estimate of cost to incorporate each
​ Complete check of all maintenance items that will be needed before the aircraft leaves the completion center (usually 18 months)
Complete check of any additional AD's that will also have to be accomplished for the time the aircraft is at the completion center

All of these items will be include in the DAR pre-buy report.

Note: This information is useful in negotiation with the current owner (including OEM) and is extremely necessary for the development of the RFP for the completion center.  The maintenance item are usually left out of the completion contract and will cost much more both in time and money if left to the end when the aircraft is captive at their facility.

Phase 2: Development of the LOPA and Rendering

LOPA Development -

The LOPA provides the basic configuration of the aircraft. It is a two dimension view of the configuration. See figure below.

Phase 3: Development of the Specification 

This is the most important part of the project were our help will save cost ans schedule. The specification must be a complete document describing all aspects of the project. These include the Interior Modification, and the Maintenance items determined in phase 1. If you allow the completion center to perform both phase 2 and 3 you allow them to control both cost and schedule of the project. This could also lead to many over and above due to interpretation of a weak specification description. Our specification are extensive and complete. They have the approval of all of our DER's before they are ever sent out to completion centers as an Request of Proposal.

Additionally, with our extensive knowledge of the completion industry we keep close track of what each completion center has as ongoing project (so you don't have schedule impacts of them having to much work). Another aspect of the proposal evaluation process is our knowledge of past performance by these completion centers on both cost and schedule. Many aircraft lately have been stranded at completion center because the completion center has run our of funds. At that point the only way to finish your aircraft will be to pay large additionally cost.

The final step is this phase will be to write the contract. Here is also a very important step that you would need our help with. As stated before if you leave all of this to the completion center you would miss in the contract several very important clauses especially penalty clauses for missing schedule as an example.

Why should this phase be in someone else's hands rather than going straight to the completion center and requesting them to provide this? The answer is in the next phases of the project.
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