St. Louis, Missouri, March 2, 2010 – Midcoast Aviation has expanded its mobile maintenance team service. The teams of technicians are available to travel to customers throughout the United States to provide on-site maintenance services including inspections, non-destructive testing and engine and avionics troubleshooting.
“We have been providing this select service to customers on a by-request basis for years,” notes Morris Smith, Midcoast Aviation’s director, technical services. “Because operators have found the service so beneficial it just made sense to expand and let all our customers know mobile maintenance teams are available to come to them. It’s the same exceptional quality of service they get when they are in our service center, simply packaged ‘to go.’”
Midcoast Aviation’s mobile maintenance teams can assist at an aircraft’s home base of operation to supplement in-house maintenance staff. In 2009, Midcoast Aviation technician teams handled 57 different maintenance requests for various aircraft types, including Bombardier, Gulfstream, Falcon and Hawker. On-site inspection capabilities include:
• Challenger 600 or 601 – 300-hour, 600-hour and 12/24/48 month
• Challenger 604 - 400-hour, 800-hour and 12/24 month
• Falcon (all models) – 4A, 4A+ and any B inspection (no C or Z multiples)
• Global Express – 1A-6A, 1C and 2C
• Gulfstream –dependent upon maintenance cards to be completed
• Hawkers (all models) - 400-hour, 800-hour and 12/24 month
Midcoast Aviation also provides on-site non-destructive testing including ultrasonic, eddy current, bond testing and magnetic particle. X-ray inspections can be performed after obtaining required permits and permissions from the state in which the inspections will be performed. Operators should contact their regional sales managers for more information.
Midcoast Aviation, an affiliate of the Jet Aviation Group of Companies, is a full-service AS9100-certified aircraft maintenance, modifications and completions provider. The company employs more than 1,500 people at the St. Louis Downtown Airport and its Savannah, Ga., locations. Just recently, the company announced that it renamed the Savannah-based MRO and completions center “Midcoast Aviation,” effective January 1, 2010. The Midcoast operations have in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, composite, avionics, sheet metal and paint shops. Midcoast Aviation is a Bombardier and Embraer authorized service center and also a Dassault Falcon, Hawker and Gulfstream center of expertise. For more information, visit www.midcoastaviation.com.
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 5,100 employees cater to client needs from 24 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, fixed base operations, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 200 aircraft. For more information, please visit www.jetaviation.com.
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