Airbus is expanding the capabilities and reach of its service center network. The expanded network comprises companies that are owned or controlled by Airbus, as well as independent ones that it has approved. Its capabilities will include line and heavy maintenance, cabin refurbishment, and cabin and system upgrades.
The service center network currently comprises the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) in Toulouse, France; Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE) in Malaysia; and the first independent member, Comlux America, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Airbus says this network will grow to include others in the coming months.
“We already deliver comprehensive support, as well as robust reliability, and this latest expansion goes a step further in caring for, and responding to, the particular needs of the business aviation community worldwide,” said Benoit Defforge, managing director, Airbus Corporate Jets.
In other news, following an agreement concluded with CAMP – which provides maintenance management services for corporate jets – Airbus Corporate Jet customers can now choose from a wider range of computerized maintenance planning services. The first customer for the CAMP for ACJ service is Acropolis Aviation, which offers an ACJ319 for charter and will be the launch customer for the ACJ320neo.
Airbus defines the maintenance tasks that operators need to carry out to ensure the continued airworthiness of each of its aircraft families. These tasks are typically broken down into digital job cards, adapted to each aircraft. The new, integrated solution will combine Airbus’s expertise in maintenance program customization and technical documentation with CAMP’s computerized aircraft maintenance management. “CAMP for ACJ is a fully digital solution, available on any computer, smartphone or tablet with internet access,” said Defforge.
December 1, 2015