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15/04/2004

CTA APPROVES REVISION OF LEGACY MAINTENANCE PLANNING GUIDE (MPG)

The Brazilian civil aviation authority Centro Técnico Aerospacial (CTA) has approved the revision of the Legacy’s Maintenance Planning Guide (MPG), resulting in several benefits for the operators.

The revision of the MPG has decreased the number of maintenance stops down to four per year, increasing the jet’s availability and reducing its downtime.

The implementation of an improved and flexible maintenance program minimizes the number of structural and corrosion tasks, escalates the calendar limited tasks and spaces the interval between routine tasks.

These improvements resulted in an 18 percent reduction in labor maintenance hours.

All efforts to enhance the Legacy’s maintenance program represent important cost savings for the operators, while keeping the aircraft’s high levels of safety and reliability.

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