Clay Lacy Aviation, an Embraer Authorized Service Center, recently completed its tenth 10-year/120-month inspection on Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft, with five additional inspections underway. Inspections are being completed at the company’s FAA Part 145 Repair Stations at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) and McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ) near San Diego. Popular additions to the scope of work include seat reupholstery, new carpet, baggage area refurbishment, Gogo AVANCE L3 high-speed internet, and for Phenom 100 models, the Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrade that will be available for the Phenom 300 later this year.
About the Embraer Phenom 120-month inspection.
The 120-month inspection is the largest and most thorough in the Phenom maintenance manuals to date. The interior is completely removed, and all inspection panels are opened. The inspection takes three weeks without landing gear overhaul, and four to five weeks if the landing gear overhaul is included. Avionics, Wi-Fi and interior upgrades can be accomplished without extending downtime with Clay Lacy’s onsite avionics dealerships and complete interior shop.
“The Phenom is a tremendous aircraft, and demand for inspection and upgrade services has been very strong,” said Ned Zolota, Clay Lacy’s Embraer Program Manager. “The comprehensive capability of our shop provides real value for owners who want to accomplish a lot of work with minimal downtime. We also recently added $1.8 million in Phenom-dedicated parts inventory to support common issues we are discovering during the inspections to ensure on-time delivery.”
A decade of Embraer Authorized Service at Clay Lacy.
Clay Lacy is celebrating 11 years as an Authorized Embraer Service Center, providing factory-trained maintenance, repair and overhaul services for Embraer Legacy 450, 500, 600, 650 models, Praetor 500 and 600 jets, and Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft. The company currently supports over a hundred Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 aircraft, including the Phenom fleets with NetJets and Flexjet. Mobile AOG teams and more than 20 Phenom technicians at Van Nuys and McClellan-Palomar Airport provide around-the-clock support throughout the Southwestern United States.