DC Aviation completes 96-month maintenance check on Challenger 850 aircraft

DC Aviation (DCA), the German joint venture partner of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), has successfully completed a full 96-month major maintenance check on a Challenger 850 aircraft.

The comprehensive maintenance work, which was carried out at DCA’s maintenance service centre located at Stuttgart Airport, included a full cabin refurbishment, landing gear and wheel overhaul as well as new exterior painting. Future mandates, which include ADS-B Out modification and complex AD’s including TOSE/LWTAIS, were also successfully completed.

Oliver Weiss, vice president of maintenance for DC Aviation, said: “Due to our 24/365 availability, combined with intelligent planning and smooth workflows, DC Aviation is able to meet challenging ground-times. With our leading industry partners like Honeywell, gogo, Collins Aerospace and F/List, we can also offer customized solutions for these mandatory modifications in combination with any other scheduled maintenance or cabin and connectivity projects.”

Photo by DC Aviation – DCAF Challenger 850 – completed interior upgrade

According to the Surveillance Performance and Interoperability regulation (SPI IR), all aircraft with a maximum take-off mass exceeding 5,700-kilograms or a maximum cruising true airspeed more than 250-knots, will have to comply with ADS-B Out by January, 2020.

Mr Weiss said the company is extremely pleased that their maintenance team, together with network partner F/List, can carry out exceptionally complex work with the highest levels of reliability and knowledge.

Featured image by DC Aviation – completed DCAF Challenger 850