We were asked by an operator to repair a Hawker 900XP with a suspected damaged nose leg and steering. The aircraft was grounded in Birmingham, 150 miles from Interflight HQ, and the maintenance manuals showed no clear inspection criteria, so our call-out service rushed to the scene to assess the situation and get the plane back in service fast.
We submitted a detailed damage report to assess whether the nose leg needed to be removed. Once on-site, our team inspected the aircraft and found that it was serviceable with no damage. The nose wheel tyres were badly worn and needed replacing, however, which usually involves a lengthy delay whilst either the wheels are sent away for repairs or new tyres are ordered in from an external supplier.
We keep a stock of Hawker wheels at Interflight’s Biggin Hill base, so our team quickly flew back to collect new ones before driving them to Birmingham in our AOG call-out vehicle. The replacements were fitted within 24 hours, saving valuable time and ensuring the aircraft was back in service within two days of the initial call coming in.
THE FINER DETAILS
Full Service Maintenance: Having access to our own stock of replacement parts minimised delays and saved the customer additional unplanned downtime.
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