- with a maximum certificated take-off mass exceeding 5700 kg, or
- certificated for a maximum passenger seating configuration of more than 19, or
- certificated for operation with a minimum crew of at least two pilots, or
- equipped with (a) turbojet engine(s) or more than one turboprop engine.
RUAG has extensive experience spanning many decades as a service provider in the field of military and civil aircraft. In terms of MCFs for helicopters, around 130 pilots and technicians have benefited from the professional training provided by the experienced RUAG factory flight test pilots (theory training field report).
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, RUAG reserves the right to adjust the venue or the number of participants. RUAG is continuously observing the situation and is complying with the measures ordered by the Federal Council.
RUAG offers the following theory courses for aircraft operators:
This course is aimed at pilots of fixed-wing aircraft who will be carrying out the maintenance check flights that are to be mandatory in the future, as well as technicians and engineers taking part in check flights. The theories are explained by experienced RUAG factory flight test pilots and can be applied independently of aircraft type.
- Goal and purpose
- Organisation, CRM (crew resource management), environment
- Check flight reports and flight profiles
- Preparation and risk assessment
- Procedures for all check points on the ground and in flight
- Analysis of results and troubleshooting
|Course goal||To ensure that MCFs are carried out safely in accordance with the EASA (Regulation 965/2012, Annex VIII, Subpart E, Section 5 MCF).|
30.06.2020, 22.09.2020, 10.11.2020
Pilots, technicians (mechanics, avionics engineers, etc.), engineers
|Number of participants||10-15 participants|
|Prerequisites||Licensed pilot with basic technical knowledge or technician|
|Certificate||Recognised by the EASA|
German (additional explanations in English available)
|Price||CHF 850 plus VAT|
As part of initial training and as a supplement to the MCF theory course, the EASA stipulates that a demonstration flight must be carried out. Take your place on the back seat of a Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer and watch as one of our experienced works/test pilots demonstrates an MCF in flight with reference to tricky test points.
|Date||from Q3 2020|
Buochs (LSZC), Dübendorf (LSMD), Lodrino (LSML), Locarno (LSZL)
approx. 3 hours per participant (45-minute flight) or by arrangement
Briefing, demonstration flight, debriefing
|Number of participants||min. 2, max. 4 per day|
Licensed pilot with basic technical knowledge or technician
German (additional explanations in English possible)
|Price||on request (dependent on location and number of participants)|
To supplement the theory course and the demonstration flight, RUAG offers a range of additional, customer-specific consultations and solutions regarding MCFs. We will happily prepare a quote for you for the following services (among others):
Individual training with your own aircraft
One of our factory flight test pilots will provide you with support and coaching in your own aircraft during an MCF.
Maintenance check flight has been carried out (aircraft types on request)
Our factory flight test pilots act as crew members during MCFs on your aircraft or carry out MCFs on your behalf.
We would be happy to help you create an MCF protocol and develop an MCF procedure for your aircraft.
- Oliver Fischer, instructor & pilot
- Kurt Heiniger, instructor & pilot
- Thomas Pedrazzi, Sales