West Star Buys Messier Bugatti Dowty Overhaul Manuals
West Star Aviation has acquired the Messier Bugatti Dowty overhaul manuals and technical data for 192-month landing-gear restorations on the Challenger 604. “West Star has made a substantial investment in procuring these manuals,” said Steve Goede, accessories program manager for West Star Aviation. “No technician can perform a Challenger 604 192-month gear restoration without them so it was an easy choice for us.”
The manuals describe OEM-approved repairs, engineering support and recommended service bulletins, and they include airworthiness directives and OEM mandatory requirements. Samuel Haycraft, executive v-p of maintenance operations at the East Alton facility, said the MRO has already acquired the necessary tooling, training and specialized test equipment.
“CL604 192-month restorations began this year and will increase in years to come. There are 13 slated for this year and 31 for next year, so you can see the trend,” Haycraft told AIN.
West Star East Alton offers Challenger customers airframe and engine maintenance, avionics, parts, aircraft sales, management and FBO services. As a member of the GE CF34 authorized service center network, the MRO holds an FAA parts manufacturing approval rating and offers 24/7 on-call and drop-in technical support for Challenger customers.