The first 120-month heavy maintenance (8C) check on a Bombardier Global Express in Australia has been performed by ExecuJet MRO Services at Sydney Airport, a development that officials there hope will lead to additional calls for that type of work. ExecuJet MRO Australasia v-p Grant Ingall explained that Global Express owners and operators in the region have traditionally taken their aircraft to Europe or the U.S. for the what is the type’s largest scheduled maintenance check.
“Our capabilities to perform the 10-year inspection have been built up over many years of performing heavy maintenance,” said Ingall. “We have made significant investments in Bombardier tooling and factory training our licensed engineers on the Global series.”
An authorized service center for Bombardier, ExecuJet Australia dismantled and removed the Global Express’s interior cabin for inspection of the airframe and other structures. External panels also were removed and functional checks were done on all operating systems. In addition, the jet’s landing gear was overhauled and recommended service bulletins and upgrades were completed, according to the Dassault Aviation subsidiary.