Aircraft maintenance provider ExecuJet Haite Aviation Services China has completed the largest business jet inspection performed to date in that country. The company finished the 96-month inspection on an Embraer Lineage 1000 within its eight-week schedule despite logistical hurdles posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The work included all defect rectification and service bulletins.
“We were very impressed by ExecuJet Haite’s agility and ability to adjust to a very demanding timeline under the complicated restrictions of the current times,” said Asian Sky Group, which acted as the aircraft owner's project overseer.
The M8 inspection, the largest for the Lineage, included the removal and inspection of 13 auxiliary fuel tanks, full cabin interior removal and replacement, removal and replacement of the rudder and elevators, and the pulling of hundreds of panels for structural inspections, all of which required specialized tools and equipment, and specialized knowledge of the airframe.
“This achievement truly demonstrates our capabilities to complete complex maintenance projects,” said Paul Desgrosseilliers, general manager of the facility, which has been an Embraer authorized service center since 2012, and holds CAAC, FAA, EASA, Cayman, Bermuda, Aruba, Hong Kong, and Macau approvals. The company also provides line and base maintenance for Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Dassault jets, as well as line support for Boeing BBJs.