Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company announced it recently completed its first 192-month inspection on a Gulfstream aircraft.
While Western has been working on large-cabin Gulfstream aircraft for the last couple years, lack of space to accommodate the expanded scope of work associated with those large airframes was a constraint. However, space is no longer a hinderance due to Western’s recent addition of a 53,000 square-foot hangar that can accommodate up to six G650 aircraft.
The 192-month inspection is the largest calendar inspection on a Gulfstream aircraft. This comprehensive structural review for cracks and corrosion includes the removal of the airframe’s interior and cockpit, as well as removal of the engines, APUs, the wings leading edges, horizontal and vertical stabilizers and more.
“Our team did an outstanding job,” said Russell Crouch, Western Aircraft’s Gulfstream service manager. “We have some extremely experienced Gulfstream technicians on our team. This project gave them a chance to share their vast knowledge with some technicians who are still learning about this airframe.”
Western completed the 192-month inspection on a Gulfstream G500-5000 series aircraft.