AMAC Aerospace is proud to announce being the first MRO in Europe to successfully perform a Gulfstream V initial 16-year/192-month structural inspection with the repetitive 8-year/96-month inspection tasks. Removing all cabin and cockpit equipment and furnishings to bare the fuselage skin for the 16-year inspection included removal and reinstallation of all hard shell, insulation blanket and sound proofing materials. Various non-destructive testing (NDT) inspections were also carried out on the structural members below the fuselage floor and on the nacelle/pylon. With the incorporation of numerous aircraft service changes, AMAC performed the ASC 173A Water Line Ribbon Heater Upgrade while the cabin was removed. No structural fuselage damage like corrosion or fatigue was detected, and the aircraft was returned to service on time and on budget.
“The maintenance input was 12 months in the planning with the resulting downtime on schedule and within budget. The first flight after maintenance was seamless, the aircraft operated perfectly. Thank you to all at AMAC for the dedication devoted to the project” said Jamie Shawyer, Chief Pilot, TAK Aviation Limited.