TRUEAERO Asset Management (TAAM) has completed its first Boeing 777 C-Check. The aircraft, a Rolls-Royce Trent 800-powered 777-200ER, underwent the major inspection event, which was completed over 45 days between February and March, as part of a transition to a new lessee.
TAAM provided contractual oversight services on behalf of the aircraft’s owner, with deployment of a four-person supervisory team on-site at Pulsar Aviation Services at its San Bernardino (California) International Airport facility.
“TAAM directly interfaced with Pulsar Aviation Services, and was the liaison between the owner and the airline receiving it on completion of the work,” said Chris Luke, Vice-President, Leasing, for TAAM. “We managed the day-to-day process including developing and managing the project’s workscope, supervision of material supply in support of the C-check, as well as controlling and reducing costs where possible.”
As Luke explained, throughout the project, two team members were tasked with technical oversight, and two with management of the aircraft’s records being compiled throughout the C-check event, to assure compliance with the end user’s requirements, prior to delivery from the MRO.
He pointed out that the 777-200ER, had nearly 8,700 flight cycles since its initial entry into service in 2002.
The 777-200ER project was TAAM’s first C-check on a wide-bodied airframe after years of experience overseeing major maintenance on narrow-bodied transports. “We are very active in marketing our services in the wide-bodied C-check market, particularly for the 777 and the Airbus A330,” said Luke.
“The level of efficiency involved in this detailed inspection required our team to work together closely, and with extreme focus, to meet the delivery deadline for the lessee. We are proud of the high level of quality our team delivers ,” said Stratton Borchers, President of TRUEAERO LLC.
TAAM, a business unit of TRUEAERO LLC, focuses on investments in mid to end-of-life aircraft, as well as undervalued aircraft and parts which benefit over time from market volatility, throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. At TAAM, management takes an active approach to investing, seeking opportunities where significant value can be unlocked through capital restructuring, operational improvements, and strategic asset management.
Founded in 2014, TRUEAERO is a leading commercial aircraft and turbine engine sales, leasing, aftermarket parts and materials management company. Headquartered in Sebastian, Florida, the company has facilities in Dallas, Singapore, and Dublin.