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Crew Oxygen Mask Overhaul Fall Special

Sprint Aviation is pleased to announce its fall special on crew oxygen mask overhaul.

Whether you need work on your MC10,MF10, MC20, MF20, 358 or 359 series, we can take care of them all. Prices starting as low as $1,695 CAD. This offer ends November 31st 2017.

Benefit of our oxygen cylinder or stowage box bundle while you are at it, bringing an additional 10% savings.

Contact Christian Leger at +1 514.799.2480 for more information.

Avox/Zodiac Portable Cylinder Assembly overhaul

PCA Dimensions

Sprint Aviation is now approved (FAA, EASA and TC) to perform the complete overhauls on the Avox emblematic 5500 and 9700 series Portable oxygen cylinder Assemblies (PCA). The state-of-the-art laboratory allows for efficient testing and reduced turn times.

The organization is also approved for hydrostatic testing of the DOT3AA, DOT3HT and DOT E8162 (among others) cylinder requalification by the Dangerous Goods directorate of Canada. Contact Christian Leger at +1 514.799.2480 for more information.

October means 50% off on evacuation slide overhauls!

Of course, some conditions apply. First and foremost, you want quality and efficiency. Who didn’t see the Good, Fast, Cheap: “choose any two”, from the project management triangle? At Sprint Aviation, we don’t pretend to be able to meet these three criteria’s at once but, with some planning and experienced technicians on our part and a little commitment from our customers, we can get very close.

Task optimization will reduce our turn time (and cost) when we perform overhauls on similar escape slides. How does it translate for you? Very simple. If you send us two similar slides to be inspected concurrently, we can for example bring the price down of the overhaul and hydrostatic test to $ 975 USD for two D31354-[ ] slides. The 50% is applied to the second slide, our basic inspection price being $650.00 for this model. Basically the turnaround time can be as low as 3 days even with some minor repairs.

We aim at being a major player in the emergency equipment maintenance. As such, we want to constantly increase our capability list on the basis of customer’s needs. In the event that your slide is not on our cap list, we would apply the same 50% on the second unit with the requirement of a 15 days TAT to allow for setup and parts ordering. Sadly, we can’t apply the 50% on parts. Zodiac and BF Goodrich are likely not to honor our request for such a parts discount (wink).

Last but not least, we believe in a win-win relationship with our customers. At Sprint Aviation, volume in repair orders translate directly in credits for you on the following quarter. Instant “slidemiles” if we can say.

Call us now to discuss your needs and secure your next overhaul slot. 514.799.2480

Sprint Aviation adds B737 evacuation slides to its capability list

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.

Hydrostatic Testing registration

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.

Sprint Aviation is now EASA approved

On May 9 2016, Transport Canada announced the granting of EASA approval 145.7298 to Sprint Aviation. The process is one of close collaboration between the European agency and Transport Canada through the bilateral agreement that came into force July 26, 2011. Requestors of an EASA approval must adapt their policies and processes to cover the additional requirements. Once these steps are complete (and fees paid for), the approval is granted.

And what’s in it for you? This translates into the possibility to provide dual certifications on components (EASA and FAA, this last one as a result of the BASA that led to 14CFR43.17). Our MRO and distributor clientele, now benefits from the added flexibility to serve customers from the 32 members states of the European Community but also other countries that elected to adhere to EASA standards.

Sprint Aviation expands services to component maintenance

Sprint Aviation obtained Transport Canada approved maintenance organization (AMO 21-16) certification on component maintenance for Breathing equipment (fixed and portable), Fire protection and detection (fixed and portable) and Safety components (life preservers, life rafts, slide/rafts).

A Transport Canada approval provides Sprint Aviation with the ability to serve the North American market through the bilateral agreement binding Canada and the United States.

The EASA approval process is underway and expected to be completed in the next quarter.