Constant Aviation – a full-service nationwide MRO specialising in airframe and engine maintenance, major repairs, avionics, interiors and paint services – announced today the successful delivery of it 15th Bombardier Challenger 300 7500-cycle inspection event.
There are only eighteen known 7500-cycle inspections completed to-date worldwide. This maintenance inspection is the most comprehensive inspection on the Challenger 300 airframe requiring extensive dismantling, significant NDT testing, Ground Service Equipment (GSE) tooling and expert training.
“Our expertise and execution of this inspection is unmatched in the industry,” said Stephen Maiden, Constant Aviation president and chief executive officer. “It is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and fanatical attention to detail that our teams deliver for our clients each and every day.”
Inspections of this magnitude are still rare in the industry. Often referred to as the ‘Mid-Life’ inspection, The Bombardier Challenger 300 fleet, first introduced in 2004, is just beginning to reach this inspection milestone.
“As the premier provider for this inspection, we have accumulated more than 150,000 man-hours of experience,” added Maiden. “We have learned and gained efficiencies from the experience. The first delivery required more than 10,000 man-hours.
“Now with 15 delivered, we are truly efficient with a streamlined and repeatable system in place that optimiSes all of the intricate processes.”
A total of 457 Challenger 300 aircraft were manufactured with most still in operation today.