The general conception is that if you send your repair work direct to the repair facility then you will avoid a mark up charged by repair management facilities and thereby save money on repairs. This is a misconception for a number of reasons.
Firstly you will have to factor in shipping charges freight and if applicable, duty. You will need to ensure that you are using the most cost competitive repair facility (rather than where you last sent this particular component) and invariably you will need to factor in currency differences and fluctuations.
The repair shop will probably not see much work from you each year or at least not enough to obtain a respectable discount. It is highly possible that the repair shop has you on prepayment rather than a credit account.
Lastly you have little hope of seeing your repair work arrive on time through to unforeseen parts shortages, repair shop staff vacations or they do not have an AOG service.
By using Allaero for the repair of your components you will make savings and save on time. Allaero enjoy special discounts from the major freight couriers because of the amount of shipments we make each week. We consolidate your repairs into shipments with our own units meaning that freight charges are much less than you would pay.
The repair facilities we use offer discounts for the quantity of components we send them meaning our costs are less than you would be charged. The repaired parts are consolidated on the way back from the repair shop on our consolidated cheap rate shipping accounts.
And in those cases when the repair shop cannot make the timeframe you want we can generally offer an exchange unit from our stock at the cost of your repair. The cost savings from Allaero far outweigh the minimal handling charge we apply.
In order to keep full control of your repairs, reduce turn times and lower your costs still further Allaero have invested in our (their) own fully owned repair facility, Repaero Ltd (www.repaero.com). Repaero has started with a limited capability of batteries, power supplies and heat detectors that are released with full EASA 145 return to service approval. Repaero's capability will increase gradually and we will add TCCA approval in the coming months. Repaero will offer the same quality of service you expect and receive from Allaero plus you will still be offered an exchange unit if our service falls short.