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A large European airline required support to import a U.S. registered B757-200 onto an EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) aircraft registry, which required an Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC) to be obtained. The process would include a full ‘back to birth’ technical records review, a physical inspection of the entire aircraft and assurance that all ARC for Import Part M requirements were met to achieve the planned entry into service date, for scheduled commercial operations.
McLarens Aviation worked closely with the airlines technical services, Part M CAMO and PART 145 hangar teams during the acceptance check of the aircraft. Over 150 unacceptable structural repairs were found as a result of the check. Due to the time required to perform the structural repairs, deadline management was crucial. McLarens Aviation appointed Surveyor remained on-site working extended hours alongside the national aviation authority and the airlines Part M department to ensure the aircraft would meet the necessary requirements and begin revenue services as soon as possible. To meet the set deadline, McLarens Aviation liaised with the national aviation authority to successfully negotiate an extension to their operating hours, specifically to complete the acceptance process of the McLarens Aviation ARC for Import recommendation.
Subsequently, the aircraft was granted the required Certificate of Airworthiness and Noise Certificates by the national aviation authority concerned. The operational objective for the client was met and the aircraft was successfully deployed on revenue service a few hours later. McLarens Aviation’s steadfast attention to the project and experienced personnel significantly mitigated the risk of lost revenue for the airline client.