• 17.12.2020
  • RUAG MRO International, Business Jets
  • Media release

RUAG International integrates ADS-B Out and cabin interior modifications on Bombardier Challenger 604

RUAG MRO International fulfilled avionics and cabin interior upgrades on a Bombardier Challenger 604 at their aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities at Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. The project ensured compliance with the ADS-B Out Mandate 2020 and included the installation of state-of-the-art cabin interior LED lighting....

The owner of the Bombardier Challenger 604 opted to integrate an ADS-B Out avionics upgrade in order to comply with the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Mandate 2020, set to go into effect on 7 June 2020. The RUAG MRO International team also fulfilled cabin modifications on the aircraft during the same downtime, saving the owner time and costs.

RUAG’s in-house engineering and cabin interior shops ensured the project was completed on time and according to customer specifications. In addition to the integration of ADS-B Out avionics on the flight deck, the engineering team developed a minor modification for the upgrade and replacement of ageing LED lighting. The owner also used the downtime to refresh the cabin interior.

“Aircraft availability for continuous and profitable operations is a priority for our customers. We’re keen to ensure their aircraft are equipped and ready for a smooth transition on the EASA Mandate 2020 target date,” states Christian Karl, Head of Sales Business Jets, RUAG MRO International. “Our one-stop shop approach to aircraft services combines with our team’s expertise in Bombardier business aircraft to provide our business jet community with reliable support and the benefits of optimized downtimes.”

RUAG MRO International offers specialized one-stop shop business aircraft solutions at Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, where all required services are performed within one single downtime, suiting individual customer schedules. The comprehensive portfolio includes line, base and heavy maintenance (MRO) checks, cabin interior restyling and refurbishment, avionics and system upgrades, component services, aircraft painting, modifications, pre-purchase inspections (PPI), AOG, and support and consulting. RUAG MRO International is an official OEM partner and Authorized Service Center for Embraer, a recognized Service Center for Bombardier, and is certified for the Gulfstream G550.


RUAG MRO International is an independent supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide. It also develops and supports simulation and training systems and solutions for international trained security forces.

Highly specialized in the support of aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company includes maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacture and integration of subsystems and components in their service portfolio.

In addition, as the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for special missions as well as passenger and cargo operations, RUAG International focuses on customer support solutions, including OEM services.

Moreover, RUAG MRO International is a developer, OEM and system support provider for simulation and training systems technology for live, virtual and constructive (LVC) training. Complex and flexible functions, and a holistic approach, support realistic training scenarios, adapted to mission goals, at individual, team and unit instruction levels.