West Star Aviation announces first aft canted bulkhead modification

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce November 5, 2019 16:07

West Star Aviation announces first aft canted bulkhead modification

West Star Aviation has completed their first aft canted bulkhead modification for a Citation 680 at their East Alton facility. This modification can be performed at any of the three, full-service West Star Aviation Textron Aviation Authorised Independent Service Facilities.

Textron Aviation’s Mandatory Service Bulletin for the aft canted bulkhead modification is applicable to both Sovereign (680 S/N 1-349) and Sovereign Plus (680-S/N 500-531).  For aircraft with 7,000 or more flight hours at the time of receipt, this service bulletin must be accomplished within 1,800 flight hours or 24 months, whichever occurs first, from the date of receipt.  Cost of the modification is covered under warranty for specific aircraft.

The Service Bulletin is a mandatory modification that involves removal of the APU, associated heat shield and containment structures. The Aft Canted Bulkhead is modified by adding structural pieces to reinforce the bonded assembly to prevent potential de-bonding of the vertical and horizontal stiffeners. This modification is being completed at West Star’s East Alton facility along with the customer’s routine inspection event to minimise downtime.

“We are happy to be able to offer our customers a large array of services and upgrades to their aircraft when their routine inspections are due,” said Pat Welch, Program and Service Manager Piaggio/Cessna East Alton. “Our customers continually look to us to complete their maintenance in one convenient location within a reasonable timeframe, and this modification is another benefit we offer,” Welch continued.

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce November 5, 2019 16:07

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