Thursday, April 25, 2013

■ SOUTH AFRICA: ExecuJet extends Cape Town MRO capabilities to include Q300 support.

ExecujetExecuJet Africa, part of the ExecuJet Aviation Group, is expanding the support capabilities at its Cape Town International Airport facility to cover the Bombardier Dash 8-Q300 aircraft, due to growing demand in the region.

Execujet's Cape Town facility
Execujet's Cape Town facility (Execujet)
With a Bombardier Dash 8-Q300 aircraft currently undergoing C-check base maintenance (an extensive inspection needed after a specific number of flight hours) in ExecuJet’s 6,000 m² Cape Town hangar, more Q300s are expected to undergo maintenance at the facility by the end of April.
We are pleased to be able to offer support for the Dash 8 / Q300 aircraft at our Cape Town facility. There are a significant number of these aircraft operating in Africa and there is a need to provide these operators with a maintenance facility capable of performing heavy maintenance on these aircraft types. The location of the Cape Town facility is ideally suited for aircraft based in Africa,” said Steve Bothma, Maintenance Director, ExecuJet South Africa.
ExecuJet had previously carried out C-check base maintenance on Dash 8 aircraft at ExecuJet’s Lanseria International Airport facility. ExecuJet Africa’s maintenance capabilities vary from minor inspections and checks to heavy maintenance checks such as C, D, and cycle/hour checks, structural repairs, modifications and interior refurbishment, in addition to avionics installations and modifications.

The supporting workshops are able to accommodate wheels, brakes, batteries, composite repairs, paint repairs and interior, as well as full exterior refurbishment activities.