DC Aviation (DCA), the German joint venture partner of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), has successfully completed a full 96-month major maintenance check on a Challenger 850 aircraft.
The comprehensive maintenance work, which was carried out at DCA’s maintenance service centre located at Stuttgart Airport, included a full cabin refurbishment, landing gear and wheel overhaul as well as new exterior painting. Future mandates, which include ADS-B Out modification and complex AD’s including TOSE/LWTAIS, were also successfully completed.
Oliver Weiss, vice president of maintenance for DC Aviation, said: “Due to our 24/365 availability, combined with intelligent planning and smooth workflows, DC Aviation is able to meet challenging ground-times. With our leading industry partners like Honeywell, gogo, Collins Aerospace and F/List, we can also offer customized solutions for these mandatory modifications in combination with any other scheduled maintenance or cabin and connectivity projects.”
According to the Surveillance Performance and Interoperability regulation (SPI IR), all aircraft with a maximum take-off mass exceeding 5,700-kilograms or a maximum cruising true airspeed more than 250-knots, will have to comply with ADS-B Out by January, 2020.
Mr Weiss said the company is extremely pleased that their maintenance team, together with network partner F/List, can carry out exceptionally complex work with the highest levels of reliability and knowledge.
Featured image by DC Aviation – completed DCAF Challenger 850