RUAG International Fulfills Pre-Purchase Inspection on Bombardier Global Express

July 8, 2020

RUAG MRO International has fulfilled a level three Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI) on a Bombardier Global Express business aircraft to full customer satisfaction. The detailed aircraft evaluation progressed according to... 

Planning for the level three PPI at RUAG MRO International's one-stop shop at Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen was straightforward and transparent. The buyer’s representative determined the scope of the inspection directly using RUAG’s proprietary PPI decision-making tool. The clear selection of requirements enabled the project to proceed promptly while accurately generating the details relevant to the purchase criteria. In addition, the RUAG team enabled a seamless registration process for the new ownership, ensuring full documentation readiness for a prompt on-site acceptance by the FAA-DAR (Designated Airworthiness Representative).

“It was an absolute pleasure working with the RUAG team. From start to finish it was a quality process and job. Communication, know how, and responsiveness were excellent,” states Samuel G. Lechtner, L&L International Ltd, Buyer’s Representative, in his project feedback. He continues on to confirm, “Thanks to the team for their assistance, especially during these uncertain times. We will be back in the future with more EU projects.”

The aircraft arrived at the RUAG MRO International location during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding a layer of complexity to the PPI process. “We are proud of the quality and performance we are able to deliver while still safeguarding the health of all involved,” states Christian Karl, Head of Sales Business Jets, RUAG MRO International. “Precise planning of this PPI project allowed our teams to proceed both reliably and safely. We can confirm that we continue to follow the recommended guidelines for protecting our customers, our employees, and our business jet community,” he concludes.

RUAG MRO International offers specialized one-stop shop business aircraft solutions at Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, 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, and support and consulting. RUAG MRO International is an Authorized Service Center for Embraer, a recognized Service Center for Bombardier, and is certified for the Gulfstream G550.


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 specialized 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 International focuses on customer support solutions, including OEM services.

Moreover, RUAG MRO International is a developer, OEM and system support provider for simulation and training systems technology for live, virtual and constructive (LVC) training. Complex and flexible functions, and a holistic approach, support realistic training scenarios, adapted to mission goals, at individual, team and unit instruction levels.