RUAG concludes Bombardier Challenger CL604’s heavy maintenance project
February 7, 2017
RUAG Aviation has announced the successful completion of heavy maintenance work for a Middle East-registered Bombardier Challenger. According to Terry Spruce’s 3 February 2017 news article at the Corporate Jet Investor website, the Munich-based MRO facility “optimised the downtime required for a Bombardier Challenger CL604 heavy maintenance event by also completing a full cabin refurbishment.”
This is a significant achievement considering that RUAG performed the entire heavy maintenance exercise, right from the inspection phase, within a 192-month duration, according to Spruce. RUAG’s top management credits the unprecedented successes of the aircraft’s overhaul to the company’s advanced technical and resource capabilities.
The overhaul of the jet’s cabin included the adoption of a lighter colour scheme and the refreshment of the interior facilities. The interior is designed to provide greater comfort to both passengers and the cabin crew. The company’s management is particularly satisfied by the timely completion of this work. Spruce quotes Mark-André Mann, RUAG’s head of sales for business jets, as saying: “Our Bombardier Challenger CL604 technical expertise and our specialists for cabin interior refurbishment combined their efforts, achieving the entirety of the project within just 10 weeks.”
The company’s experienced staff played the crucial role of expediting the project’s completion. Indeed, it was the staff’s commitment to stick to the set schedule that allowed RUAG to finish the heavy maintenance project in record time. Spruce further quotes Mann as stating: “Our customer relied on our one-stop shop solutions to fulfil all the requirements of the 192-month inspection as well as a complete cabin restyling simultaneously. Their decision definitely allowed them to realise significant cost savings. Most importantly, they also saved valuable time.” RUAG’s technical team has undoubtedly exhibited the ability to collaborate across the different functional roles that were required to see the maintenance of the business jet to success.
The Bombardier Challenger CL604 customer has expressed tremendous satisfaction regarding the quality of the maintenance exercise. Spruce quotes the customer as saying: “We have complete confidence in RUAG Aviation’s performance on our behalf. They continue to prove reliable and responsive to our needs and provide us with excellent service and support.”