Pictured is Adam Draper Head of Procurement for SAS and receiving the first repaired flex beam from ACS at SAS HQ in Staverton by Nick Hall of ACS.
Specialist Aviation Services has partnered with Advanced Composite Structures in Winnipeg to develop a repair solution for their stockpile of unserviceable MD 902 Flex Beams. They expect a large percentage of the quarantined Flex Beams to be repaired and returned into service or sold to customers. This reduces costs and creates an alternative supply chain solution. These components are being released with a TCCA approval which can be readily transferred to the UK and other markets. The team are now confidently exploring options for FAA/EASA certification.
Luke Farajallah, CEO of Specialist said “We are very excited about working with ACS to develop solutions to our operational and supply chain challenges. We are also able to support other MD 902 operators with repaired flex beams to reduce their costs and provide sourcing alternatives. This is a great result for everyone and a great example of organizations and people coming together to solve a long-standing industry problem.
Nick Mair, CEO of ACS noted “ACS has partnered with Specialist; working hand in hand to develop better solutions for these high consumption, high cost items. Adam at Specialist had the vision and the team at ACS have the expertise and unique capabilities to deliver this project – supporting the SAS fleet and the MD 900 market. With our proven transparent and collaborative approach, we look forward to expanding our relationship.”
Repaired MD 902 flex beams are now available through Specialist Aviation Services. For more information, please contact Adam Draper at Specialist on +44 (0) 1452 857 999 or [email protected]