West Star Aviation supports recent Global Express Service Bulletins

West Star Aviation Press Release | May 4, 2021

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West Star Aviation is supporting recent Service Bulletins regarding Bombardier Global Express flap drainage and corrosion issues.  The Service Bulletins are relevant to the inspection and potential repairs on the Inboard (I/B), Middle and Outboard (O/B) flap areas due to possible drainage and corrosion issues. 

West Star has completed 25 I/B Global flap repairs and 3 sets of Mid and O/Bs flaps to date. These Service Bulletins are not mandatory at this time but are recommended that they be addressed at the next scheduled maintenance event. When scheduled in conjunction with the 120 or 240-month inspections, these service bulletins do not increase downtime. However, if scheduled during the 60-month or 180-month inspection, downtime may be increased slightly if full access is required due to corrosion inside the flaps.  If the flap Service Bulletins are addressed independently of any other scheduled maintenance event, operators should expect downtimes up to 6 weeks.

West Star has completed 25 I/B Global flap repairs and 3 sets of Mid and O/Bs flaps to date. West Star Photo

“In addressing these Service Bulletin concerns on the Global flaps, we inspect for any damage that may have been caused due to poor drainage.  If damage is found, the area is thoroughly cleaned, repaired and corrosion preventive is added to the area to reduce the possibility of recurrence,” stated Brian Bauwens, Director of Bombardier Product Development (ALN). “Finally, additional drain holes are added to the area per manufacturer recommendations to complete the repair,” Bauwens continued.

For additional details on the related Bombardier service bulletins, please contact West Star Aviation or visit our Global Tips section at www.weststaraviation.com/category/global-express-tips/.

West Star is proud to have been voted the #1 Preferred MRO for eight consecutive years from 2014-2021 in Professional Pilot Magazine’s annual PRASE Survey.  The survey first included the ‘Most Preferred MRO’ category in 2014 and West Star has won the #1 slot each year since its inception.  West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, engines and APUs, avionics installations and repair, major modifications, interior refurbishment, exterior paint, accessory services and parts.

In addition to its primary facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; Chattanooga, TN; and Perryville, MO, West Star Aviation also maintains satellite facilities at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO; Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, TX; and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, MN. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton and Grand Junction facilities.  West Star Aviation is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions.  For more information visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.

This press release was prepared and distributed by West Star Aviation.

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