Revima has received Part-145 certification from three key agencies for its new landing gear overhaul facility in Thailand. These are: the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT); the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Construction of the US$40 million, 120,000 sq ft facility was completed in March 2020. A full staffing and training programme was also completed at the same time.
Revima said the facility was equipped with the latest machinery and tooling, and is “fully connected for smart monitoring and maintenance processes”. It will be able to overhaul up to 600 landing legs yearly.
New machining and test equipment includes 5 axis milling and grinding machines, hydraulic test benches and high performance non-destructive equipment.
The company has also emphasised the use of environmentally-friendly chemicals and allowing no waste rejection for its plating facilities.
The facility, located in Chonburi, south of Bangkok, also offers training and customer amenities to host audits, meetings, product inspections and trainings.
Revima Group president and CEO Olivier Legrand commented: “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 737 families.
“They represent in Asia Pacific alone over 20 per cent of the worldwide fleet, and 40 per cent with China. Despite the Covid pandemic, we were able to finalise 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.”