ruag optimizes maintenance visit for bombardier challenger 850 aircraft

May 24, 2019

RUAG MRO International refreshed a Bombardier Challenger 850 belonging to VistaJet with a variety of aircraft services during a scheduled maintenance visit. Project management and services included aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), component MRO, aircraft painting, and the integration of both an avionics ADS-B out upgrade as well as a full cabin refurbishment. This is the first in a series of Challenger 850 projects which will be completed on behalf of VistaJet.

The customer chose to optimize a scheduled MRO event on their Bombardier Challenger 850 to save on both time and costs. The aircraft, part of VistaJets’ global business jet fleet of over 70 aircraft, required regular maintenance services, landing gear MRO, a full exterior repainting to feature the VistaJet livery, an ADS-B compliance upgrade and full cabin refurbishment. Managing the entire project, RUAG applied its MRO, aircraft painting and engineering expertise to fulfill customer expectations reliably. Currently, RUAG MRO International is supporting the second of the series of Challenger 850s, on behalf of VistaJet.

“Every customer’s experience with RUAG must reflect that we have truly understood their priorities and that we are dedicated to contributing to their success, by ensuring their aircraft are available for scheduled operations,” states Volker Wallrodt, Senior Vice President Business Jets, RUAG MRO International. “Meeting a customer’s individual requirements, satisfying their expectations and enabling their business model to remain as efficient as possible, are all fundamental to our role as support provider,” he concludes.

RUAG MRO International specializes in offering one-stop shop business aircraft solutions where all required services are performed within one single downtime, suiting individual customer schedules. The comprehensive portfolio includes line, base and heavy maintenance (MRO) checks, cabin interior restyling and refurbishment, avionics and system upgrades, component services, aircraft painting, modifications, pre-purchase inspections (PPI), AOG, FBO, and support and consulting.

RUAG MRO International is an official business jets OEM partner and Authorized Service Center for Dassault Falcon, Embraer, and Piaggio, an Authorized Pilatus PC-12 Service Center and a Service Center for Hawker Beechcraft, Gulfstream G550 and Bombardier aircraft.