Contributed by Doug Donahue, Airframe Service Sales Rep
Gulfstream will not release heater tapes to operators that are not enrolled in their Managed Program.
Gulfstream has implemented a Managed Program to complete GIV water line ribbon heater upgrades for Gulfstream IV owners who have not yet complied with the ASC. It has come to our attention during a recent G400 visit that some Gulfstream operators may not be aware of the program requirement. Please be aware that Gulfstream will not release heater tapes to operators who are not enrolled in this program. The upgrade requires compliance by Sept 2012.
In early 2011, achieving this upgrade presented a challenge. Ribbon heater parts simply weren’t available to achieve the required upgrade and sparse scheduling opportunities made it difficult for operators to save downtime by combining it with scheduled maintenance events. With the deadline pushed back through the end of September 2012, operators are more able to choose their downtimes of choice and even reduce costs… if they schedule soon.
Duncan Aviation has completed 26 water line ribbon heater upgrades for GIV and GV aircraft and our full-service facilities offer complete interior modification capabilities. To schedule a ribbon heater upgrade, please contact a member of the Gulfstream Airframe Service Sales Team.
Doug Donahue serves as an Airframe Service Sales Rep. at Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek, Mich. (MI) facility, specializing in Gulfstream, Embraer, Astra and Westwind airframes. He began working in aviation in 1993.