10-year Phenom Inspections Keep Clay Lacy Aviation Busy

 - May 20, 2020, 9:55 AM
Clay Lacy Aviation currently supports more than 100 Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 twinjets. (Photo: Clay Lacy Aviation)

Clay Lacy Aviation has been keeping busy with 10-year/120-month inspections of Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 twinjets, even adding $1.8 million in Phenom parts inventory to keep pace with the work and ensure on-time aircraft delivery. The company has completed 10 Phenom 100/300 120-month inspections at its California Part 145 repair stations at Van Nuys (VNY) and McClellan-Palomar (CRQ) airports, and it has five more such inspections underway.

So far, the inspections have yielded additional work such as seat reupholstery, new carpet installation, baggage-area refurbishment, connectivity upgrades to Gogo Avance L3, and, in the Phenom 100, installation of Garmin’s G1000 NXi integrated flight deck. “The Phenom is a tremendous aircraft, and demand for inspection and upgrade services has been very strong,” said Clay Lacy Embraer program manager Ned Zolota.

A Phenom 120-month inspection involves removal of the interior and opening of all inspection panels and generally lasts three weeks without landing-gear overhaul. If the landing gear is overhauled, the project typically extends to four or five weeks.

An authorized Embraer service center, Clay Lacy Aviation supports more than 100 Phenom 100s and 300s with more than 20 Phenom-trained technicians between its VNY and CRQ facilities.