Repair Station Services
VK SmartCushion™ Systems for certified aircraft
Oregon Aero manufactures the most comfortable seating in the industry. We offer one-on-one personal service and are dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction. Our VK SmartCushion system for certified aircraft and helicopters combines state-of-the-art engineering and superb technical craftsmanship. You will have peace of mind knowing your VK SmartCushion seating meets all applicable FAA regulations and flammability requirements.
How our repair station works:
- Call Oregon Aero’s Seat Department at 800-888-6910 to arrange to ship or bring your seat to Oregon Aero.
- Once we have your seat we strip it down to the frame, inspect for damage, and arrange for any repairs if necessary.
- We will repaint your seat frame if needed and install a new webbing system if required.
- We build new seat cushions layer by layer using multiple materials including custom shaped pieces of visco-elastic foam.
- We can provide custom upholstery in fabric, leather, leather and fabric, leather and sheepskin, or fabric and sheepskin. We offer free design consulting and provide upholstery samples if requested.
- When complete, we’ll ship the seat back to you or you can come to our facility and pick it up.
Repair Station FAQ
How does Oregon Aero upgrade an aircraft seat?
Oregon Aero upgrades every seat by hand. Our technicians strip the seat to the frame, inspect for damage, and arrange for any necessary repairs. If necessary we clean and paint the frame and install a new webbing system if required. We then build new seat cushions layer by layer. Your upgraded seat cushions are made using multiple materials, including many individually shaped pieces of visco-elastic foam. Our process enables us to custom taylor seats for maximum comfort and ensure they fit each individual aircraft properly.
How are you able to provide a seat cushion upgrade that’s customized for my aircraft and for me?
We have more than 25 years experience engineering, testing, certifying and manufacturing advanced seating systems. Our seat cushions are designed for the specific cockpit environment. Our design engineers take into account variables of space, interface locations, and specific customer requirements. Oregon Aero seat cushions shift the hips, pelvis and back into the comfortable sitting position for maximum comfort and endurance.
Do you re-upholster the upgraded seat?
We provide custom upholstery in Fabric, Leather, Leather & Fabric, Leather & Sheepskin, and Fabric & Sheepskin. We also provide custom interior services.
Can my existing upholstery be used on my seat upgrade?
We do not re-install existing upholstery.
How long will it take for you to upgrade my seat?
Talk to us about this when you call for an appointment. The length of time a seat remains at Oregon Aero depends on the type of work being done and our existing workload.
How do I arrange to have my seat upgraded?
Call Oregon Aero’s seat department at 888-888-6910 and make an appointment. Then bring your seat to us or ship the seat via UPS, FedEx or truck freight.
Should I disassemble my seat when I send it to you?
No! Regardless of the condition, we prefer that the upholstery and foam are intact when the seat arrives. Having the seat intact helps as we plan the upgrade. You may separate the back and bottom to make shipping easier if necessary.
Can I stop by your facility in Scappoose with my seat and talk to you about the upgrade?
Yes, we welcome customer visits to Oregon Aero. We do ask that you notify us in advance of your visit so we can schedule the appropriate amount of time for your needs. To schedule your visit, call 800-888-6910.
Can I fly to Oregon Aero and wait while you upgrade my seat?
Please call us at 800-888-6910 to discuss this option.
Should I get the VK SmartCushion Upgrade or buy Oregon Aero Portable Cushions?
There are advantages to both. An upgraded seat is always ready, can be more customized, and provides the optimal level of comfort. Portable cushions also provide comfortable seating and can be advantagious if you need to be raised or shifted forward in your existing seat. Portable Cushions can be moved easily from aircraft to aircraft and be used on other seating surfaces. Many of our customers have both an upgraded seating and Portable Cushions. Before making a final decision, call us at 800-888-6910 to discuss your specific needs.
Do you provide other aircraft interior services?
Yes. We offer complete Aircraft Interior Upgrades, including: Side Panel Recovering, Carpet Replacement, Glare Shield Cover Replacement, Seat Belt & Webbing Replacement, Custom Leather & Fabric Upholstery, General Corrosion and Repair,* Cable Inspection & Repair* and Window Replacement.* Design consulting services are free.
(*Provided through an affiliated Repair Station #U9AR750Y, located conveniently across the tarmac from Oregon Aero’s Scappoose, OR headquarters at the Scappose Airport.)
Are your seating systems FAA-compliant?
Yes. Oregon Aero Seating complies with all applicable FAA regulations.