RUAG optimises 96-month inspection on Embraer Legacy 650 to include ADS-B Out upgrade

posted on 6th June 2019 by Justin Burns

RUAG MRO International has completed a 96-month inspection on an Embraer Legacy 650.

The customer chose to optimise the heavy maintenance inspection’s downtime to ensure ADS-B Out compliance and resolve service bulletins.

RUAG’s Embraer Authorized Service Center at Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen provided one-stop shop support and project management. The project was completed on schedule and to full customer satisfaction.

RUAG’s one-stop shop approach to aircraft support enables aircraft owners to optimise downtimes, in order to save time and costs.

This 96-month inspection downtime on the Embraer Legacy 650 allowed the owners to equip their aircraft with the necessary ADS-B Out upgrade for compliance with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) mandates, taking effect 7 June 2020.

“Our Embraer team is keen to ensure reliable aircraft performance. Advising our Legacy and Lineage customers to ensure compliance with Mandate 2020 now, is part of how we support their continued profitable operations,” said Christian Karl, head of sales business jets, RUAG MRO International. 

The aircraft support provider’s status as an Embraer Authorized Service Center extends over 16 years.

“Our performance as a service provider for Embraer business aircraft, like this Legacy 650, is confirmed at our Munich and Geneva sites on a daily basis. Streamlined downtimes, overall savings and reliable consulting are what our customers have come to expect,” said Volker Wallrodt, senior vice president business jets, RUAG MRO International. 

RUAG MRO International specializes in offering one-stop shop business aircraft solutions where all required services are performed within one single downtime, suiting individual customer schedules.

The comprehensive portfolio includes line, base and heavy maintenance (MRO) checks, cabin interior restyling and refurbishment, avionics and system upgrades, component services, aircraft painting, modifications, pre-purchase inspections (PPI), AOG, FBO, and support and consulting.

RUAG MRO International is an official business jets OEM partner and Authorized Service Center for Dassault Falcon, Embraer, and Piaggio, an Authorized Pilatus PC-12 Service Center and a Service Center for Hawker Beechcraft, Gulfstream G550 and Bombardier aircraft.

RUAG MRO International is an independent supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide. It also develops and supports simulation and training systems and solutions for international trained security forces. 

Highly specialised in the support of aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company includes maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacture and integration of subsystems and components in their service portfolio. 

In addition, as the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for special missions as well as passenger and cargo operations, RUAG focuses on customer support solutions, including OEM services.