Ruag completes 96-month check on Challenger 850

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The operator of a Russian-registered Bombardier Challenger 850 took delivery of the aircraft on schedule from Ruag Aviation at Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, following a 96-month check. The heavy maintenance check was completed at the Bombardier-authorized service center between February 1 and April 11, 2016.

“The customer, a Russian operator, required strict adherence to the delivery date and full on-site representation throughout the entire project,” said André Ebach, general manager, business jets at the Oberpfaffenhofen facility. “We welcomed this complete transparency and used it to create a very satisfying dialogue with our customer. This aircraft also represents our first official act in using our unlimited certification rights for Russian-registered civil aircraft.”

Ruag Aviation says it achieved the timely completion despite irregularities in structural elements, unique and complex cabin interior features and out-of-production cabin interior replacement parts. “Our dedicated aircraft project team was able to resolve all these challenges constructively,” said Ebach. “We provide one-stop shop solutions, which allowed the team to successfully manage the full scope of the MRO and all extenuating issues, within the scheduling constraints. To ensure timely delivery we also implemented double shifts.”

The company announced its receipt of full approvals for the certification of Russian-registered civil aircraft on May 20 2016, commissioned by the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia).

June 22, 2016

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