EBACE Convention News

EBACE 2011: Ruag Showcases Business Aviation Industry

 - May 18, 2011, 9:48 AM

Swiss-based aerospace technology group Ruag is justifiably proud of a recent blitz project. A Bombardier Global Express entered its hangar in Munich and rolled out just 12 weeks later after a complete (10-year) 8C-check, with a landing gear overhaul, fresh paint job and interior refurbishment for good measure. The challenge was met through expert coordination and planning. For example, the exterior paint was stripped and the old interior removed before the aircraft rolled into the maintenance hangar for the 8-C check. Ruag project manager Dr. Felix Pütz reports the customer was pleased, not only with the result but also with the transparent communication before and during the work, and Ruag’s adherence to the agreed timetable.

Ruag (Stand 150) also has the systems expertise to apply customized integration of cockpit avionics and cabin electronics. For example, the company holds an EASA supplemental type certificate for its Hi-Speed Satcom solution for the Citation CJ product line and the Embraer Legacy 600/650. The package includes the high-speed broadband Aviator 200 for the Citations and Aviator 300 for the Embraer models. Passengers enjoy an Internet connection for iPads, mobile smartphones and laptop computers.

For emergency AOG (aircraft on the ground) situations, Ruag recently launched its AOG Support Center. Centered in Munich, the AOG network is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Emergency maintenance crews are standing by at Ruag’s Geneva, Lugano, Bern and Munich locations to come to the assistance of crews stranded by maintenance issues.