Augusta, Georgia: Citation X
On 9/7/2023 West Star Aviation MRT/AOG was dispatched to KAUG in Augusta, Georgia for a Cessna Citation X that ruptured a number three tire on landing. The WSA AOG team was informed that the number three and number four main wheel assemblies would need to be changed.
After arriving on site, it was found that when the number three tire ruptured, it damaged the right wing inboard, aft lower skin panel. During assessment, the damage was found to be beyond structural limits. After conversations with Cessna engineering, the customer had two options. Repair on site or one leg fairy to a repair facility. The customer requested that the aircraft be repaired on site.
Our West Star MRT structures specialist was dispatched to perform the repair on site and successfully removed the damaged skin panel and was replaced with a new panel.
Replacement parts for the #3 and #4 main wheel assemblies were procured through Textron and all required tooling was brought by the WSA Mobile Repair Team.
As there was no hangar space available for this event, the repairs were performed outside on the ramp. The repair technicians worked over the course of four days, dodging the occasional rain shower. This final and permanent repair was completed in a timely matter as the aircraft is an air ambulance and needed to be dispatched as soon as possible.
Trust the West Star Aviation AOG/MRT team when you need expertise the most. Our team of 43 (and growing) specialists can tackle most any issue when you are away from your home base and AOG. From common emergency repair issues to more complicated issues with engines, structural repair and avionics, the West Star Aviation AOG/MRT Team is just a simple click or phone call away – anywhere in the world.
Connect with Experience by downloading our mobile app for Apple and Android devices: