Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) has won the contract to perform 7800-landings inspections on Rega’s fleet of three Bombardier Challenger 604s.
Two aircraft have already been completed and the third is in progress. As one of the largest scheduled maintenance events on the Challenger 604, the 7800-landings inspection is comparable to the D-check of a large commercial airliner.
“We were in need of a reliable and competent partner to perform maintenance on our ambulance jets,” said Ernst Kohler, CEO at Rega. “Aircraft downtime, along with quality and budget, are the critical elements for us. Our experience with LBAS during the 96-month inspection performed four years ago was the key to selecting them for the 7800-landings inspection. Again, we are delighted about the services we received.”
“Together with Bombardier, which also is a LBAS shareholder, LBAS set up a dedicated team for this inspection,” said Christoph Meyerrose, managing director at LBAS.
“It’s the first time worldwide that a 7800-landings inspection was performed. Unlike any other inspection on a Challenger 604, it includes extensive non-destructive inspections as well as x-ray testing of the aircraft structure. To do this, the horizontal stabilizer as we all as the tail tank had to be removed. To keep aircraft downtime as short as possible, lean production methods were successfully implemented to optimize the work processes.”
June 1, 2015