OUR MISSION

To assist the aerospace community by developing more cost effective ways of doing business.

Central Texas Aircraft Parts or CTAP is a dba of Higher Planes, Inc. an established aerospace company that through the various iterations listed below has been in business uninterrupted since 1992.

The owners – Barry & Carol Cain have a long history in the aviation industry. Barry started his carrier working on and flying piston engine aircraft at a small airport in Tomball, Texas in 1976 as a teenager. Carol’s first job in aviation was with Aviall in Dallas starting in 1993. As you may have guessed they are Texans. 

The name CTAP came into being in the last quarter of 2015 after Higher Planes sold their long established FAA and EASA certificated Landing Gear and Accessory Shop to Legacy Aviation of Yukon, Oklahoma. At the same time Higher Planes sold their facility on Bryant Road in Conroe, Texas and moved the PMA operations to the Hill Country in Central Texas where the Cain’s had been living for the last two years.

This move allowed CTAP to concentrate on developing approvals to manufacture more parts with the sole purpose of PMA development and customer support. Following is an abbreviated history of our business:

Started

Company Name

Closed

Primary Business

Where

Notes

Jan 1992

2005

Aerospace engineering& consulting. DER/DAR services & FAA interface

Tulsa, Phoenix, Conroe

The company that started it all

Jan 1996

 

dba

2000

FAA-PMA
Manufacturing aircraft & engine components
FAA / EASA Certificated Landing Gear and Hydraulic Accessory Shop

Conroe

Received first PMA in 1998
Received FAA / JAA certified Repair Station in 1998

Oct 1998

2005

Marketing to the worldwide Airline Industry

Conroe & Longbeach

Representatives in Kansas, California, Japan & Jordan

Apr 2000

Still Going Strong

FAA-PMA Manufacturing aircraft & engine components
Manufacturing aircraft components as vendor to the aviation industry
Repair Station FAA / EASA
Certificated Landing Gear and Hydraulic Accessory Shop

Conroe

Apr 2000 Higher Planes was incorporated in Texas
Bought the Bryant Rd. facility in 2001

May 2007

2013

FAA-PMA Manufacturing aircraft & engine components

Lake Conroe

Split from Higher Planes then merged back into Higher Planes due to economy

May 2007

FAA APPROVALS.COM

Aerospace engineering & consulting.
DER / DAR services & FAA interface

Bandera

Repairs STC’s PMA’s

Aug 2013

dba

FAA-PMA
Manufacturing aircraft & engine components

Kerrville

Let’s do some business together

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