Emmen, Switzerland, and Bayswater, Australia, 19 February 2019. RUAG Australia has earned European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) Part 145 maintenance organization approvals. The certification ensures customers operating European-registered commercial and civil aircraft in Australia benefit from RUAG’s local component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) know-how and services.
Aligned with EASA Part 145 approvals certification, RUAG Australia offers component MRO and line support for commercial airline and leasing fleets registered in Europe and operating in Australia. “RUAG excels in the areas of optimized component services, aircraft availability and reduced life cycle costs,” states Terry Miles, General Manager Operations, RUAG Australia. “We are now able to apply this considerable experience to benefit operators of private and commercial aircraft that are registered in Europe and flying in Australia, both domestically as well as regionally,” he emphasizes.
The EASA Part 145 certification, achieved on the basis of RUAG’s Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) designation, applies to aircraft components, featuring air conditioning and pressurization systems, engine/APU systems, fuel systems, pneumatic and vacuum systems, and ice/rain/fire protection systems, as well as non-destructive testing (NDT), to include fluorescent penetrant inspection and magnetic particle inspection.
“These EASA Part 145 approvals combine with our existing CASA 145 and Defence-issued DASA 145 approvals to instill RUAG Australia with an exceptional depth of understanding of the regulations applied by all three bodies, ensuring we deliver accurate and prompt services to all operators, both commercial and defense,” confirms Stephan Jezler, Senior Vice President Aviation International, RUAG MRO International.
RUAG MRO International is an independent supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide. It also develops and supports simulation and training systems and solutions for international trained security forces.
Highly specialized in the support of aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company includes maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacture and integration of subsystems and components in their service portfolio.
In addition, as the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for special missions as well as passenger and cargo operations, RUAG focuses on customer support, including OEM services.
Moreover, RUAG MRO International develops simulation and training systems technology for live, virtual and constructive (LVC) training. Flexible functions and a broad variety of additional equipment support realistic training scenarios, adapted to mission goals, for both individual and unit instruction.