Fairbanks Alaska: Learjet 45
A Learjet 45 had its winglet damaged while being moved by the line crew in Fairbanks, AL. The right-hand winglet was towed into the hangar door. The customer removed the damaged winglet and attempted to install a used unit. The used winglet’s attachment hole pattern did not match and was deemed not usable. The customer ordered a new winglet unit, but it arrived without attachment holes predrilled.
Due to the remote location and the missing winglet, a Ferry flight was not an option. West Star Aviation AOG Mobile Repair Team arrived on-site with the required tools to locate, plot drill and install the new winglet in the customer’s hangar. Our team was able to utilize the existing installed winglet measurements in relation to the fuselage waterline. Assembly was completed and the new unit was installed, allowing the customer to ferry to a facility for paint and finishing.
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