Constant Aviation has completed its 17th 7,500-cycle inspection of the Bombardier Challenger 300, more than any other MRO in the world. With nearly 800 Challenger 300 series aircraft having been delivered worldwide since 2004i, making it the world’s top-selling super midsized aircraft, many are reaching 7,500 flight cycles, an important midlife milestone. Constant Aviation’s experience makes it the only MRO capable of performing this comprehensive inspection and maintenance process with maximum efficiency and minimum aircraft downtime.
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The comprehensive Challenger 300 series 7,500-cycle inspection requires the removal of the horizontal stabilizer, engines and many other components. Constant Aviation, the industry leader for this type of inspection, has completed 17 to date. (Photo: Business Wire)
“There have been fewer than 20 7,500-cycle inspections completed worldwide to date, so, with 17 of them performed by us, our experience and expertise are unmatched,” said Constant Aviation CEO David Davies. “With every inspection, we have gained knowledge and found ways to make the process more efficient. As more Challenger 300s come due for this inspection and maintenance process, Constant Aviation is in the best position to do the work and return aircraft to service with as little downtime as possible.”
The extensive Challenger 300 7,500-cycle inspection requires more than 8,000-man hours to complete. Specially-trained technicians at Constant Aviation’s full-service facilities in Cleveland, Ohio, and Orlando, Florida, remove the aircraft’s horizontal stabilizer, engines, interior, APU, windshields, landing gear, flaps, winglets, baggage door, panels and many other components. Some are removed to be tested, while others are removed to provide the technicians with access to specific areas of the aircraft.
Once disassembled, the airframe and components are inspected for corrosion, cracks or other defects. Non-destructive testing is done in-house by Constant Aviation’s team of Challenger 300 experts to streamline the inspection process. For components that are most susceptible to wear and corrosion, such as inlets, landing gear, thrust reverser doors, interior finishes and avionics, Constant Aviation engineers and designers are on hand to offer long-lasting overhaul and repair solutions.
Before each aircraft is returned to service, further inspections are conducted during reassembly. The entire 7,500-cycle inspection process can take two to three months to complete, although productivity improvements made possible by Constant Aviation’s experience with the process are making it more efficient.
“If you operate an early-model Challenger 300, now is the time to start planning for this inspection,” said Davies. “There are nearly 800 Challenger 300 series aircraft flying today, and Constant Aviation is the aviation industry’s go-to resource for the completing the 7,500-cycle inspection and maintenance process expeditiously and with maximum focus on safety.”
To learn more about the Challenger 300 series 7,500-cycle inspections performed by Constant Aviation, or to schedule your own inspection, contact Constant Aviation at email@example.com or call 216-261-7119.
About Constant Aviation
Constant Aviation specializes in airframe and engine maintenance, major repairs, avionics, interiors, and paint. In addition, it offers mobile response services through its AOG division, and accessory and composite services through its Nextant Aerospace division. With its expertise in a comprehensive spectrum of business jet airframes, Constant Aviation has raised the bar in aircraft maintenance expectations and has created a one-stop shop experience for customers’ business and private jet needs. For more information, please visit www.constantaviation.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
i Bombardier News Release Issued 2/26/2020, Challenger 300 series aircraft have accounted for more deliveries than any other business jet platform in the super mid-size segment since 2004
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