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Western Aircraft has completed its first 192-month inspection of a Gulfstream jet.December 8, 2021, 11:12 AMWestern Aircraft recently achieved a milestone by completing its first 192-month inspection on a Gulfstream jet. While the Boise, Idaho-based FBO and MRO has maintenance capability and expertise on large-cabin Gulfstreams, the company said the inspection was made possible only by the recent addition of a 53,000-sq-ft hangar as part of Western’s $17 million MRO expansion. The new hangar can accommodate up to six G650s. Inspection of the G500 involved a comprehensive structural review for cracks and corrosion through the removal of the interior, cockpit, engines, APUs, wing leading edges, and horizontal and vertical stabilizers. “Our team did an outstanding job,” said Western’s Gulfstream service manager Russell Crouch. “We have some extremely experienced Gulfstream technicians on our team. This project gave them a chance to share their vast knowledge with some technicians who are still learning about this airframe.” Business Aviation

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