Tennessee-based helicopter MRO Wysong Enterprises said it has worked on more than 20 aircraft during the Covid-19 pandemic in the last 12 weeks to keep essential law enforcement and air medical aircraft in operation. The company's work has included large-scale overhauls, completions, routine maintenance and repairs, and inspections on more than a dozen air medical ships, as well as six law enforcement and five government service aircraft.
Most recently, Wysong completed an MD 530 for the Kentucky state police, installing a Churchill mapping system, a Macro Blue display, an MX-10 EO/IR system, a Trakka Beam light, and an ASU night vision goggle cockpit modification. Air medical ship maintenance and modifications have included routine inspections, avionics and air conditioning troubleshooting, minor body repair, repainting with new color schemes, full refurbishment, and a green aircraft completion. The work involved an Airbus Helicopters H130 T2 from Memphis-based Hospital Wing.
"We were short-handed and had some other inspections going on, so we needed our aircraft repair turned quickly," said Hospital Wing director of maintenance, purchasing, and pilot Nick King. "The team at Wysong does an excellent job.”