The business aircraft is set to arrive at the RUAG site in September 2019. In addition to the avionics upgrade for compliance with Mandate 2020, which is due on 7 June, the 3C-check project also includes a partial cabin refurbishment in the scope of work. All services are scheduled to take place during the one downtime. RUAG sees the advantage in this one-stop shop approach, citing that the customer is able to benefit from more prolonged time in the air for profitable, scheduled operations.
“Optimizing heavy maintenance checks, like this 3C-check, allows our customers to save on both time and costs,” explains Stephan Woodtli, Managing Director for Sites Lugano and Geneva, RUAG MRO International. “Planning the inspection together with the additional aircraft services streamlines the processes and ultimately allows our customer’s aircraft to keep flying profitably for longer.”
A Dassault Authorized Service Center, RUAG is actively encouraging its Falcon customers to equip their aircraft for compliance with the EASA ADS-B Out mandates during heavy maintenance checks. “We are dedicated to ensuring our customers’ safe operations, as well as their continued airworthiness,” continues Stephan Woodtli. “The 7 June 2020 deadline is approaching fast. We want to make sure our customers have what they need and when they need it.”
RUAG MRO International is an independent supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide. It also develops and supports simulation and training systems and solutions for international trained security forces.
Highly specialized in the support of aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company includes maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacture and integration of subsystems and components in their service portfolio.
In addition, as the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for special missions as well as passenger and cargo operations, RUAG focuses on customer support solutions, including OEM services.
Moreover, RUAG MRO International is a developer, OEM and system support provider for simulation and training systems technology for live, virtual and constructive (LVC) training. Complex and flexible functions, and a holistic approach, support realistic training scenarios, adapted to mission goals, at individual, team and unit instruction levels.