Challenge

A routine field inspection revealed a crack in the engine deck – likely due to regular flight vibration – the aircraft was grounded and was located in a rugged and distant environment. Downtime on a critical flight schedule is not an option.

industry
  • Legacy Fleet Sustainment
services
  • Defense & National Security
location
  • Central Africa

Solution

The mechanical team communicated with Erickson’s stateside operations to engineer a mobile aircraft jig that could keep the frame aligned during repair. Engineers within Erickson’s Manufacturing and MRO facilities replicated the hangar’s permanent, full-size jig, into something that could be broken down and transported halfway around the globe. This saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in transportation costs and allowed a much-needed asset to remain in theater. It easily saved the customer significant downtime.

OUR MANUFACTURING AND MRO FACILITIES ARE TOP OF THE LINE, WITH A TEAM OF 20+ ENGINEERS AND NEARLY 200 ARTISANS ON HAND TO DESIGN, PROCURE, FABRICATE AND INSTALL SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND MODIFICATIONS TO SUPPORT CRITICAL MISSIONS AROUND THE WORLD.

- KEVIN COCHIE, VP OF DEFENSE & NATIONAL SECURITY AT ERICKSON