Textron Aviation Parts and Distribution can now perform its’ new standard repair process on Cessna Citation CJ3 aircraft main landing gear (MLG). This solution provides customers with a cost-effective solution for repairing their MLG instead of replacing it when the gear experiences damage.
“The development of this repair solution was a collaborative effort across Textron Aviation. The ability to repair instead of replace, while providing a rental asset, allows customers to benefit from reduced downtime and operating cost,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Parts and Programs. “We are committed to providing our customers with a continuous evolution of product and service offerings to better their total ownership experience.”
To achieve this repair capability the Textron Aviation team 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.
This repair solution will subsequently be applied across all CJ series aircraft starting in 2021. Textron Aviation is also taking this opportunity to address future repairability for its new Cessna SkyCourier and Denali turboprops in development.