West Star Aviation Completes Major Structural FOD Repair on Embraer Legacy 650E
West Star Aviation completes a major structural repair to an Embraer Legacy 650E fuselage. The project also included a new exterior paint scheme.
A FOD incident occurred as a result of metal objects launched by a military helicopter landing next to the aircraft while in Peru. The aircraft was evaluated and subsequently ferried to West Star’s full-service MRO facility in East Alton, IL (ALN), for repairs. West Star is an authorized Embraer base maintenance service and warranty provider for most models at its ALN, GJT and CHA locations.
“Significant structural damage occurred to the fuselage skin, frames and ribs,” says Bob O’Leary, Embraer Business Development manager. “We coordinated closely with Embraer on the engineering required for the repair, along with the corresponding parts recommended.”
“We are very grateful for all the effort during this complex process," says S. Alameida. "I emphasize factors such as service, agility in responses and availability whenever necessary. Of course, unquestionable technical knowledge. Among all the options that were given to us where we would have to quickly decide who we were going to deliver our aircraft to, you accepted the challenge."
"The most important thing — that after completing all the service — we left with the certainty of having followed the best choice,” continues S. Almeida.
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