Nomad Technics assisted Bombardier Business Aircraft in returning to service a Challenger 650 over the weekend that was AOG at Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) in Spain, the Basel, Switzerland-based MRO provider said yesterday. “We are proud that we completed the AOG event on the Challenger 650 with an extremely short reaction time during the weekend,” said Nomad Technics v-p and general manager Roman Hug.
Nomad was notified on Saturday afternoon by Bombardier of the AOG, which was a hydraulic leak on the landing gear of the Challenger 650. Bombardier dispatched its Mobile Response Team Challenger 300 to Basel to pick up a Nomad technician and tools and flew them to AGP, with repairs beginning Saturday evening. Spare parts were ordered Sunday morning, and that afternoon they and a second technician arrived with additional tools and test equipment. The Challenger 650 was returned to service at 9 p.m. local time on Sunday.
“Thanks to the flexibility of the engineers and the short communication channels we could rectify the defect to the full satisfaction of the customer,” said Heinz Koehli, executive chairman of Nomad Aviation, the parent of Nomad Technics.
Nomad Technics is an EASA Part 145 repair station and provides inspection and non-routine repair work on Bombardier Challenger 600 and 850 series and Globals, as well as Embraer Legacy 600/650s.