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Textron expands scope of landing gear repair process


Textron Aviation Parts and Distribution can now perform its new standard repair process on Cessna Citation CJ3 aircraft main landing gear (MLG).

The solution allows the MLG to be repaired rather than replaced when damaged, Textron said, offering savings.

The Textron team discuss the MLG solution.

“The development of this repair solution was a collaborative effort across Textron Aviation,” said the company’s senior vice president, parts and programs Kriya Shortt.

“The ability to repair instead of replace, while providing a rental asset, allows customers to benefit from reduced downtime and operating cost. We are committed to providing our customers with a continuous evolution of product and service offerings to better their total ownership experience.”

In preparation, Textron successfully completed static and cyclic testing of the Citation CJ3 MLG with up to five lifetimes (75,000 landings) of the gear’s life limit, to substantiate the repair safe-life.

The repair solution will now be applied across all CJ series aircraft, starting in 2021.

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