RUAG fulfills optimized 48-month inspection on an Embraer Lineage

posted on 15th January 2020 by Eddie Saunders
RUAG fulfills optimized 48-month inspection on an Embraer Lineage

RUAG MRO International completed a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) inspection on an Embraer Lineage that included full exterior painting and avionics upgrades during the aircraft’s M4 or 48-month inspection. The customer chose to optimize the MRO downtime to ensure ADS-B Out and FANS compliance, implement a new livery, complete with full exterior repainting, and refurbish the cabin interior. RUAG’s Embraer Authorized Service Center at Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen provided the one-stop shop support, enabling the customer to save on both time and costs. The project was completed on schedule and to full customer satisfaction.

Looking to achieve a full aircraft refurbishment after a recent purchase, this Embraer Lineage customer contacted the RUAG one-stop shop in Munich. Optimizing the 48-month heavy maintenance visit downtime to coincide with additional aircraft services allowed the customer to realize time and cost savings.

The choices our customer made for optimizing the downtime succeeded in personalizing their aircraft while also enhancing performance and safeguarding accuracy in controlled airspace,” states Christian Karl, Head of Sales Business Jets, RUAG MRO International. “Customers count on our expert teams and one-stop shop capabilities to fulfill these services reliably and promptly.”

This project also saw RUAG’s dedicated aircraft painting team achieve another milestone with the welcoming of its first Embraer Lineage. In-house specialists developed and designed the new livery, in accordance with the customer’s vision and image, produced the required design masks, and completed the full exterior repainting. “Precision aircraft painting, including the technical support for design and engineering, is a core capability within our one-stop shop services,” says Christian Karl. 

We believe our one-stop shop approach to aircraft MRO and upgrades provides our customers with a sustainable strategic advantage,” explains Markus Frötschl, General Manager Business

Jets, RUAG MRO International. “Making the most out of one single downtime allows our customers to explore options that are meant to enhance reliability, performance, and safety while preserving profitability.