Alligator, Inc. is a progressive engineering consulting firm specializing in the design, modification, manufacturing, flight testing and FAA & EASA certification of airplanes, aircraft systems and components. We are based on the Lawrence, Kansas airport (KLWC), a convenient central location for our US customers.

Our primary business is flight testing for the purpose of aircraft or component certification to US FAA standards, and also for international certification standards. We take part in the actual flight test operations, especially where these require instrumentation, data acquisition, and data processing. We can provide overall program and airplane operations management, flight and ground crews, test equipment and facilities, data processing equipment and services, and liaison with the FAA for certification.

During the company's 22+ years in business, Alligator has helped its customers secure over 15 FAA STCs (Supplemental Type Certificates), provided data for over 16 FAA-approved simulator data development and certifications, participated in 2 brand new aircraft development and certification programs, and has conducted production runs to support several of these programs.

Through many years of involvement in all phases of airplane operations, testing, engineering design and maintenance, Alligator has developed a comprehensive and integrated understanding of modern aircraft systems. This makes us uniquely qualified to assist in the engineering, testing or certification of virtually any aviation-related project. We also provide engineering services for non-aviation-related projects, including testing and expert witness services for litigation support.

Our sister company, GUT Works, LLC, specializes in avionics installation, airplane and component prototyping, aircraft repair and modification, airplane ferrying and exporting, and experimental aircraft builder assistance.

High Pressure Programs -- Impossible Schedules

We thrive on high pressure programs and impossible schedules, in an environment where failure is simply not acceptable. We will find a way to make things work -- on time -- meeting the ultimate program goals. We have a "never say die" attitude and will get the job done.


Please use this site to familiarize yourself with our experience and services, and then feel free to contact us to discuss your specific needs!

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