India-registered Global 5000 customized by RUAG


RUAG Aviation’s facility in Munich, Germany, has customized a recently purchased Bombardier Global 5000, registered in India. The customer requested a custom layout with an extra divan, and then opted to make the most of the downtime with IFE upgrades and some interior restyling.

“Our status as a full-service Bombardier authorized service center, combined with our one-stop shop of quality aircraft support solutions, allows our Bombardier customers to expect a flexible approach to their individual needs,” said Mark-André Mann, head of sales, business jets, for RUAG Aviation in Munich. “This powerful combination also ensures we are able to fulfil these requirements within the same designated downtime.”

The addition of the divan involved removing single seats, and was one of various modifications planned with Bombardier. As an EASA Part 21J Design Organisation, RUAG Aviation approved the modifications in-house. Other changes included modifying the window shades to improve cabin darkening, and upgrades to the IFE’s interfacing and connectivity options.

“Cabin interior modifications on newly delivered aircraft happen quite often, as some customers change their mind on certain elements of the interior design shortly before, or during, factory delivery,” said Robin Freigang, director of cabin interior services and design, RUAG Aviation.

“In these cases, we are considered specialists, implementing major changes from floor modifications to relevant soft goods and system upgrades. Our services provide a certain flexibility to the OEM’s assembly line. Customers’ expectations are very high during a factory delivery, so we work very closely with the OEM and the client during this phase.”

The aircraft was completed on schedule. “Please convey our thanks to all the RUAG team members on behalf of our entire team,” said the customer. “We thank you very much for your support and advice, all the way through the project cycle, resulting in the successful completion of the project.”

March 28, 2017

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