On September 23rd, Sprint Aviation delivered its first of a promising series of evacuation slide overhaul services. The first customer, Nolinor, granted a D31354-series slide that allowed Sprint Aviation to setup the tooling and optimize the around time required. The company can now process a standard overhaul,including the Hydrostatic on the reservoir (if required),in less than five (5) days. In the last quarter of 2016, the company intends to expand its evacuation slide overhaul services to wide body Airbus aircraft.
September 2, 2016, Sprint Aviation has been certified by the dangerous goods directorate of Transport Canada to perform water jacket and proof pressure testing on pressure vessels. This expands the capabilities on inflation reservoirs, fire extinguishers, oxygen cylinders and hoses requiring periodical testing. This in-house activity provides for better turn-times on overhauled units. The facility can process as many as 100 cylinders per day, from inflation hoses to large crew O2 oxygen cylinders and wide body aircraft evacuation slides inflation reservoirs.