FAA signs MOU with PWI for LED lamps


The FAA, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office (ACO) and PWI entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that streamlines the existing working relationship between the FAA and PWI, and will help expedite LED lamp approvals.

PWI was granted the MOU based upon previous qualifications and its adherence to the directives and policies issued by the FAA. The products that are approved with the MOU are LED lamps, specifically, “interior lamps designed to fit directly into existing incandescent light fixtures”.

The company’s direct drop-in replacement 303,1308 and 1495 reading lights for King Air, Beechcraft and some Citation types have already been approved. The company has a full compatibility list on its website.

PWI is looking to create upgrades for commercial aircraft and light to medium jets such as Falcon and Gulfstream types in the future. It is also expanding the reach of its products into interior custom design.

PWI has manufactured aircraft lighting products since 1972. The company manufactures several LED lights for Beechcraft King Air turboprop aircraft and has the in-house ability to design, engineer and manufacture all types of electrical assemblies, electronics contract manufacturing, and magnetometers. All products can be purchased through the PWI website or through the company’s authorised dealer network.

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