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Wing Repair and Reconstruction

Wing Repair and Reconstruction

JG Aviation offers a new service for the repair of damaged wings.

Indeed, JG Aviation has established a partner relationship with a U.S. based company specializing in the repair and reconstruction of wings on piston or turbine aircraft (Beechcraft, Cessna, Piper …) which conducts about 2000 repairs or rebuilds annually.

In almost all cases, with well-detailed and oriented photos, JG Aviation offers an estimate of repair or exchange including air and sea transport operations.

JG Aviation now proposes repair solutions by competent specialists with FAA and EASA certifications in Europe and Africa.

Two sample cases: 

A Cessna in a cornfield

Early September following an engine failure a Cessna landed safely in a cornfield. The wings and elevator were severely damaged due to very high and solid corncobs.

The aircraft is dismantled and removed from the site once the go-ahead from the authorities was given, i.e. 5 days after the accident.
The insurance expertise took place in JG Aviation’s workshop in late September.

After contacting our U.S. partner and by precisely detailing the damage documented on numerous photographs, an estimate was provided to the expert and the approval was given late October.

The wings are disassembled and loaded onto a container to be shipped to the United States. After 2 weeks of travel, items arrive at their destination to be repaired immediately. In all, three weeks will be sufficient to remove, strip, repair, replace, reassemble, realign and treat with epoxy primer all wings, ailerons, flaps and elevators.

After a second crossing of the Atlantic, returning parts come back to the JG Aviation workshop just before Christmas to start reassembling and painting the aircraft, which after such a “facelift” will be rejuvenated a few tens of years.

A Twin Comanche leaves the runway

A Piper Twin Comanche lands a little long, leaves out at low speed in a heavily waterlogged field. The pilot aware of the risk of bogging down puts the power on the right engine trying to turn quickly to find firmer ground.

Unfortunately, the left wheel was already slightly stuck; this maneuver accentuates the “draft” of the left wheel and brings the tip of the left wing into the muddy ground. Result: bent wing just next to the engine nacelle.

Repairing a Twin Comanche wing which is an aircraft of grand finesse requires a great knowledge and technical means to ensure its reconstruction. Thus, the wing has been sent to our American partner. The wing was sent back to us after 3 weeks of work ready to be reinstalled on the aircraft by our team. To follow this work in images, click on the picture to the left.