RUAG Australia has completed its first component repairs on RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornets.
Specifically, RUAG Australia’s Airport West facility performed extensive testing, fault diagnosis, and repair on the aircraft's Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) while the company's Hydraulic Center of Excellence at Bayswater and Amberley carried out hydraulic component repairs on MLG Brake Assemblies and Hydraulic Swivel Joints, all for the first time.
These repairs have all led to the timely return to service of the F/A-18F Super Hornet.
"Our extensive work on the Hydraulic, APU and Undercarriage Systems of a variety of RAAF platforms including the F/A-18 A/B Hornet, C-130 Hercules, E-7A Wedgetail, C-27J Spartan, AP- 3C Orion and the C-17A Globemaster III has made our MRO teams indispensable,” Terry Miles, General Manager, RUAG Australia, said. "We are proud that the RAAF has entrusted us to add component repair for one of their premier combat jets, the F/A-18F Super Hornet, to our portfolio of aircraft for in-country MRO."
“The unique capabilities at the RUAG Australia Hydraulic Centre of Excellence prove a significant contribution and ensure our solutions continue to meet the demands of the RAAF and their aircraft well into the future,” Stephan Jezler, Senior Vice President Aviation International, RUAG MRO International, said. “We are very proud to contribute to a high fleet availability of the RAAF.”