Posted on: 03 August 2016 by Mark Howells
RUAG Aviation has successfully delivered an overhauled ATR landing gear shipset after 35 days, a company first after the expansion of its component capabilities portfolio.The competitive turnaround time is “significantly faster than average and proves the company’s established competency in landing gear maintenance”, claimed RUAG. The move to include the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of ATR aircraft landing gear “serves to underscore the company’s strong commitment to the international civil aviation market and highlights RUAG Aviation’s emphasis on ensuring aircraft availability”, the company added.The unnamed customer was reportedly closely involved in the project and was provided with regular and clear progress reports.“Component MRO represents one of the strategic pillars of our business so we continue to dedicate resources in support of the markets our customers operate in. Currently, there are over 1,200 ATR aircraft in operation, and that number is increasing steadily. Our customers expect us to provide full support for these fleets. This project provides us with excellent proof for showcasing our expertise in landing gear MRO and we are equally delighted with the outstanding feedback we have received,” stated Volker Wallrodt, senior vice-president business jets, Dornier 228 & components, RUAG Aviation.