Regional Vice President Asia at ExecuJet MRO Services, Ivan Lim, says the Malaysian facility at Subang Airport has added zinc-nickel and cadmium electroplating technology to its in-house repertoire. “We had been using outside vendors to provide this service to our customers, but as Malaysia’s largest business aviation MRO company, having this technology in-house allows ExecuJet to have better control over the workflow for airframe heavy maintenance checks and ultimately provide better turnaround times.”
Zinc-nickel and cadmium electroplating are important technologies, especially in the aerospace industry. The technology involves applying a smooth, thin layer of cadmium or zinc-nickel to metal airframe parts. Cadmium and zinc-nickel protect metal against surface corrosion, even in high-salt environments.
Besides airframe maintenance, ExecuJet continues to see higher demand for engine maintenance services as well. The Malaysian facility recently performed the first ever event in the region for the removal and installation of the engine fan case on a Dassault Falcon 7X. The fan case removal was done in parallel with the aircraft’s base maintenance check.
Lim says ExecuJet MRO Services is a Dassault factory-owned MRO and “the team are Dassault-trained engineers and technicians able to perform engine removals, engine fan case removals and installations. The team performed the task smoothly. We have invested in the necessary tooling and spare parts to perform this critical maintenance task, amongst others. We are ready to assist our Pratt & Whitney Canada PW300 engine series customers with all requests,” he adds.
The Falcon 7X trijet is powered by three Pratt & Whitney Canada PW307A engines while the Falcon 8X is powered by three PW307D engines.