Malibu/Mirage Owners and Pilots Association

West Star Acquires RAT Tool for Legacy Inspections

West Star Aviation has acquired the RAM Air Turbine (RAT) tool required for the 24-month check on the Embraer Legacy 450/500 airframe. West Star had completed two 24-month inspections on Legacy 500s as of last month.

“We are thrilled to offer on-site availability of the RAT testing equipment without a rental charge to our customers,” said Bob O’Leary, Embraer business development manager for West Star Aviation. “This will help ensure West Star meets scheduled deliveries and completion dates, as well as further enhance our full-service capabilities for Embraer aircraft.”

West Star Aviation performs landing gear maintenance on Embraer Phenom 100s and 300s, in addition to completing 24-month checks on the Legacy 450/500. The company also offers maintenance services at its East Alton, Illinois, and Grand Junction, Colorado facilities.