Ruag MRO International has completed an M4 (48-month) inspection on an Embraer Lineage at its Embraer authorised service centre in Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. The work included avionics upgrades focused on ADS-B Out and FANS compliance, full exterior painting to implement a new livery, as well as a cabin refurbishment.
Wanting to implement a full aircraft refurbishment after a recent purchase, the customer contacted Ruag to optimize the 48-month heavy maintenance visit downtime. The customer chose these upgrades to better reflect their image, enhance comfort, resolve Embraer Service Bulletins (SBs) and ensure compliance with the EASA/FAA mandate for ADS-B Out and FANS.
“The choices our customer made for optimising the downtime succeeded in personalising their aircraft while also enhancing performance and safeguarding accuracy in controlled airspace,” said Christian Karl, head of sales for business jets at Ruag MRO International. “Customers count on our expert teams and one-stop-shop capabilities to fulfil these services reliably and promptly.”
Upgrading, refreshing and customising the aircraft required additional support from Ruag’s specialist teams for MRO, component MRO, engineering and aircraft painting.
This project also saw Ruag’s dedicated aircraft painting team achieve another milestone with the welcoming of its first Embraer Lineage. In-house specialists developed and designed the new livery, in accordance with the customer’s vision, produced the required design masks and completed the painting. “Precision aircraft painting, including the technical support for design and engineering, is a core capability within our one-stop-shop services,” said Karl.
“We believe our one-stop-shop approach to aircraft MRO and upgrades provides our customers with a sustainable strategic advantage,” said Markus Frötschl, general manager business jets, Ruag MRO International. “Making the most out of one single downtime allows our customers to explore options that are meant to enhance reliability, performance and safety while preserving profitability.”