Major Structural Repairs

Magnetic MRO has extensive experience in major structural repairs, such as wing rear spar chord replacement and A320 skin panel replacement. Our team of experienced technicians uses industry-leading techniques and tools to ensure that all repairs are performed to the highest standards. We understand that aircraft downtime is a critical issue for our clients, so we work efficiently and effectively to minimize the time the aircraft spends on the ground.

Wing Rear Spar Chord Replacement

The rear spar of the Boeing 737CL is a critical structural component responsible for supporting the weight of the wing and loads generated during flight. The upper chord of the rear spar is particularly important, as it helps distribute bending loads across the wing. Cracks in the upper chord can compromise the structural integrity of the aircraft.

The aircraft is carefully shored and supported to prevent further damage to the wing, and all systems (flaps, spoilers, etc.) are removed to provide access to the affected area. The upper chord (and web if required) is then carefully cut to remove the damaged segment. A new segment copy is drilled and installed, and all systems are reinstalled. Our team ensures that the repaired area meets or exceeds all manufacturer specifications and regulatory requirements, ensuring the safety and airworthiness of the aircraft.

We have extensive experience with fuselage skin panel replacements for various aircraft types, including the A320 family. We understand that corrosion can be a significant problem, particularly at cargo bay locations where the belly skins are more susceptible to damage.

A320 Skin Panel Replacement

In many cases, Airbus requests that the entire panel be replaced as a permanent repair, rather than simply patching up the damaged area. This is because corrosion can often be more extensive than what is initially visible on the surface. Replacing the entire panel ensures that the repair is comprehensive and reliable, providing a long-term solution that will keep the aircraft safe and airworthy.

Our team of experienced technicians are well-versed in performing fuselage skin panel replacements on the A320 family, using industry-leading techniques and tools to ensure that the repair is performed to the highest standards.

In addition to our technical expertise, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and communication throughout the repair process. We understand the importance of keeping our clients informed about the status of their aircraft and ensuring that any concerns or questions are addressed promptly and thoroughly.

A320 Cockpit Window Frame Replacement

Cockpit window frame replacement is a major challenge for aircraft in the A320 family, and it is essential to ensure the safety and reliability of the aircraft. Magnetic MRO has extensive experience in performing this complex task, using the latest technology and tools to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety.

The process of cockpit window frame replacement involves several steps that require meticulous attention to detail and expertise. The first step is to remove all the avionics from the cockpit, as these components may interfere with the frame replacement process. Then, the surrounding skin panels are removed, exposing the frame.

The next step is to remove the damaged frame and replace it with a new one. The new frame is carefully installed, making sure it fits precisely and is properly aligned. Once the new frame is in place, the surrounding skin panels are reinstalled, and the avionics are reinstalled in the cockpit.

This process is time-consuming and requires a high level of precision, as even the slightest error can compromise the safety and reliability of the aircraft.