Midcoast Expands Mobile Maintenance Team
Midcoast Aviation has expanded its capability to assist aircraft operators at their home bases to supplement in-house maintenance staff. “We have been providing this select service to customers by request for years,” said Morris Smith, director of technical services. “Because operators have found the service so beneficial it just made sense to expand and let all our customers know mobile maintenance teams are available to come to them. It’s the same service they get when they are in our service center, simply packaged ‘to go.’” Midcoast’s mobile maintenance team technicians are available to travel to customers throughout the U.S. to provide on-site inspections, non-destructive testing and engine and avionics troubleshooting. In 2009, Midcoast Aviation technician teams handled 57 maintenance requests for Bombardier, Gulfstream, Falcon and Hawker aircraft. On-site nondestructive testing includes ultrasonic, eddy current, bond testing and magnetic particle. X-ray inspections can be performed after obtaining the permits required by the state in which the inspections will be performed.