• 19.10.2016
  • Air
  • Media release

RUAG exceeds 500 Winslow life raft maintenance events to date

RUAG Aviation announces the completion of its 500th life raft maintenance event on Winslow equipment. The milestone for the industry leader in aircraft component MRO was achieved in the first week of October 2016. RUAG Aviation’s one-stop shop services at its Munich location, features the industry’s only dedicated, in-house component service centre. The centre guarantees a turnaround time of just 3 days for any single component....

 The Component Service Centre at RUAG Aviation in Munich has reached a significant milestone with this 500th life raft service event on Winslow equipment. The achievement showcases the inherent standards of quality, trust and absolute reliability for satisfying industry expectations and meeting aircraft availability requirements. As well, it serves to underscore the success of the partnership between the two companies.

RUAG Aviation’s expertise has made it the leading provider of life raft services in the industry. In fact, industry averages show completion on a single Winslow life raft can require up to 3 weeks. RUAG Aviation requires as little as one day to fulfil the same requirements, proving highest standards of quality, and ensuring guaranteed OEM compliance and full certification. Rafts are delivered aircraft-ready and are packed according to individual specifications.

An Approved Centre of Competency for Winslow life rafts, RUAG Aviation component services extends to all six Winslow model variations; each one of which comes equipped with ten pieces of mandatory equipment, including a beacon, flares, water-filter, hand pumps, survival rations, knives, batteries and torches. Additional supplies and fillers are individually chosen and specified by each aircraft owner, resulting in tailored maintenance and supply services. RUAG is able to ensure that all life raft service events are completed within 3 days.

Completing between 250 and 350 aircraft component tasks and projects every month, RUAG Aviation proves a turnaround time of just 3 days for each component event. A combination of a lean, highly skilled team, an in-house logistics centre, fully SAP-based operations, and an extensive stock of replacement parts allows the company to achieve remarkable turnaround times on every component in its portfolio. The RUAG Aviation in-house centre is unique within the industry for the testing, recoding, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of most all aircraft components, from flight data and cockpit voice recorders to emergency power supply and underwater acoustic beacons.

RUAG Aviation provides one-stop shop solutions for business jets, including MRO, cabin interiors, aircraft painting, system upgrades, component services, FBO, AOG, and support and consulting.



RUAG Aviation is a leading supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide.

Servicing aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company’s core competencies include maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacturing and integration of subsystems.

RUAG is an authorised service centre for OEMs of renown, such as Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Bombardier, Cirrus, Cessna, Diamond, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Leonardo-Finmeccanica (AgustaWestland), Piaggio, Sikorsky, Pilatus, Piper, and Mooney, as well as a service centre for 328 Support Services, Hawker Beechcraft, Viking und MD Helicopters. RUAG Aviation is also a partner to the Swiss Armed Forces and other international air forces.

The company is also the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for challenging special missions and passenger and cargo operations.

 RUAG Aviation is an approved Part 21/J EASA Design Organisation, Part 21/G EASA Production Organisation, and Part 145 EASA Maintenance Organisation.