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: