ExecuJet Haite Aviation Services China has announced what it believes to be the largest business jet inspection to be completed in China, as well as the country’s first 96-month check on an Embraer Lineage 1000. The project included defect rectification work and service bulletins within a demanding delivery schedule – which was successfully met in exactly eight weeks.
“This achievement truly demonstrates our outstanding capabilities to complete complex maintenance projects with an unwavering commitment of our team to the highest standards in quality, service and safety,” said Paul Desgrosseilliers, general manager at ExecuJet Haite.
Asian Sky Group (ASG), a business aviation consulting firm, acted as the owner’s representative, overseeing and managing the delivery process. “We were very impressed by ExecuJet Haite’s agility, efficiency and ability to adjust to a very demanding timeline under the complicated restrictions of the current times,” commented a spokesperson for ASG. “The project was completed ahead of the estimated time, which enabled the client to conduct additional value-added activities before taking delivery, all supported and conducted by ExecuJet Haite’s professional and dedicated team. The standard of work, level of commitment, timely reports and responsiveness of Paul and his team made a tremendous difference and gave the client the confidence they needed throughout the process. We commend and thank them for their execution of this significant project and congratulate them for the achievement.”
The M8 inspection – conducted at 96 months, 4,800 hours or 2,400 cycles – is the largest for the Lineage, encompassing more than 4,600 man-hours of maintenance and requiring specialised tooling, equipment and specific knowledge of the airframe and interior. Key elements include the removal and inspection of 13 auxiliary fuel tanks, full removal and reinstallation of the cabin interior, removal of the rudder and elevators, and pulling hundreds of panels for various structural inspections.
ExecuJet Haite holds CAAC, EASA, FAA, Cayman, Bermuda, Aruba, Hong Kong and Macau approvals and offers line and base maintenance support on multiple Embraer executive jets, as well as Dassault, Bombardier and Gulfstream models. It also offers line support for the Boeing Business Jet. ExecuJet Haite has been an Embraer authorised service centre since 2012 and will continue to make further investments in equipment and training.