Landing gear overhaul specialist Aviatechnik is highlighting at MEBAA 2018 its MRO capabilities for Bombardier Global and Challenger, Dassault Falcon, and Embraer Legacy landing gear systems. Making its second MEBAA appearance, Aviatechnik (Booth 974) is here to show regional owners and operators they have “options for landing gear support” from a seasoned team of specialists, said Vadym Nechyporenko, founder, quality manager, and director of maintenance at the Canadian company.
Landing gear overhaul options can be especially important for the Falcon community, which has few choices besides factory-owned service centers. Aviatechnik has approvals for Falcon 50-, 900-, and 2000-series overhauls, Nechyporenko said. Established in 2012, Aviatechnik is staffed by industry veterans with an average of 10 years experience.
Exhibiting under the Aviatechnik slogan, “Safety in the sky starts on the ground,” Nechyporenko noted that aircraft operated in the Middle East benefit from the arid climate, which minimizes corrosion, though blowing sand can accelerate wear. But in general Middle East operators properly service and maintain their equipment, so components from the region that come to Aviatechnik for overhaul typically need no extra work beyond standard service items, he said. Landing gear neglected while in service may require additional work during overhaul, and in this case costs could exceed any savings achieved through reduced maintenance.
Though sending landing gear to Canada may sound daunting, operators needn’t “be scared about the shipping process,” said Nataliya Nechyporenko, sales and marketing manager. “We handle shipping to all destinations on a daily basis, working with Asia and Australia,” she said. “We get preferred shipping rates and know how to handle shipments properly so they never get caught in customs.”
With demand for services growing, Aviatechnik has just purchased a new facility in Mississauga, Ontario, which will double its shop space to some 26,000 square feet, and it anticipates commencing operations there in June 2019.