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structures team comes in, in conjunction
or behind, mounting trays, connectors,
antennas, Servo mounts, radar - all that
happens at the same time," continues
Theisen. "Once all that is complete, the

is completed, the avionics repair team
works on going through the systems and
completing ops checks. In addition, the
structures team gets involved for any
penetration, antennas, or modifications
that are required for that installation,"
Reeves describes.
The involvement of so many different
departments results from the extensive
work needed to be done to, essentially,
strip down and rebuild avionics in the
Citation.
"When the airplane arrives, complete
performance runs on the airplane, do
an avionics check, system checks and a
cabin system check. The airplane gets
docked, stored away in the hanger, protected and we start removing the interior,
then we go into avionics removal. The
avionics bays are stripped down, the
panel is removed and then we remove
the existing wiring harnesses from the
airplane," says Theisen. "Once the existing wire harnesses are removed, the next
process will be to install or lay in the
prefabricated wiring harness for that
airplane. The wire harness for that particular airplane is prebuilt, ready to go
prior to the airplane arrival."
"Once that wire harness is installed,
there's an interface process going on.
Ninety percent of that wire harness is
complete from connector to connector,
but there are some interface points in
the airplane that we do have to tie in and
work in. While that's all happening, our

new avionics structure, LRU suite gets
laid in the airplane, then we bring in our
avionics checkout team. Those guys will
come in and do the configuration of the
suite, the full checkouts function chat,

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Changing of the Seasons
Nip/Tuck: Aircraft Edition
Staving Off Obsolescence
The Business of Biz-Jet Maintenance in Latin America
Airlines Need MROs to be More Like Pit Crews
Stepping Up Ladder Safety
Time to Upgrade?
Browsing the Digital Library
Product Showcase
Only the Paranoid Survive: Overcoming Complacency
It Takes Teamwork to Identify Safety Challenges
Can People be Trained to Become Better Service Providers?
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Changing of the Seasons
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Nip/Tuck: Aircraft Edition
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Staving Off Obsolescence
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - The Business of Biz-Jet Maintenance in Latin America
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Airlines Need MROs to be More Like Pit Crews
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Stepping Up Ladder Safety
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Time to Upgrade?
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Browsing the Digital Library
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Product Showcase
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Only the Paranoid Survive: Overcoming Complacency
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - It Takes Teamwork to Identify Safety Challenges
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Can People be Trained to Become Better Service Providers?
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Advertisers' Index
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Refresh + Renew
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