RUAG MRO International has completed the 72-month inspection of a Dornier 228 belonging to Norwegian airline Lufttransport.
The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228 carried out the inspection at its production facilities in Oberpfaffenhofen in just six weeks and resolved several service bulletins at the same time. The project was completed on schedule.
Lufttransport carries out charter and scheduled flights on behalf of the government, international research institutions and private customers. The company ensures continuous accessibility to remote destinations in northern Norway as well as on the Lofoten and Spitsbergen islands in harsh and demanding environments. Lufttransport has two Dornier 228s.
Normally the 72-month inspection takes about two months. In order to keep operations going, Lufttransport AS needed to have the aircraft back in service within six weeks. RUAG’s MRO experts designed a schedule tailored to the customer’s needs and completed the full inspection in six weeks. In parallel with the 72-month inspection, the team in Oberpfaffenhofen also resolved various service bulletins.
“The task was demanding. Our operations depend on our aircraft and therefore need partners that support the best possible availability of them. RUAG did this demanding job perfectly,” said Kjetil Indrevik, COO at Lufttransport.
“Satisfied customers are the most important thing for us,” said Andreas Diener, Dornier 228 Sales Support Manager, RUAG MRO International. “The maximum availability of the aircraft is key. Therefore, schedules must be tailored to the needs of our customers,”
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.
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