Revima, the leading independent APU and landing gear MRO specialist completes the certification processes of its brand new, state of the art landing gear facility in Chonburi, South of Bangkok, Thailand.
Revima has obtained Part-145 certification from three key agencies:
· the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT)
· the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
· the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
The 120,000 square feet facility construction began in February 2019 and was completed in March 2020, only a year later. In parallel, a significant staffing and training program was initiated and completed, with numerous months of professional and hands-on training at Revima’s headquarters in Normandy, France. The 40MUSD facility is equipped with the latest machinery and tooling, fully connected for smart monitoring and maintenance processes. It is environmentally friendly, with wide use of green chemicals and no waste rejection for its plating facilities. It is also equipped with brand new machining and test equipment, from 5 axis milling and grinding machines, hydraulic test benches, to high performance non-destructive equipment.
The Thai facility also offers large training and customer amenities to host audits, meetings, product inspections & trainings. Its aim is to deliver to the Asian market high value solutions and top-quality services with the “Revima label” of quality, benefitting now from more than 50 years of proven expertise. It will be able to overhaul up to 600 landing legs yearly.
Olivier Legrand, President & CEO of Revima Group said: « When we took the decision to build this facility about two years ago, our goal was to expand our services in Asia Pacific by being able to address the market needs of the two most successful commercial aircraft platforms: the A320 and B737 families. They represent in Asia Pacific alone over 20 % of the worldwide fleet, 40 % with China. Despite the Covid pandemic, we were able to finalize the construction, training and set-up required to successfully obtain three very important initial Part 145 certification audits thanks to our very professional team. We are delighted and ready to support landing gear overhauls in the region and look forward to completing the first events in the weeks to come».