California-based FBO, aviation services and business jet maintenance provider ACI Jet has launched a discounted return to service program for aircraft that have been sitting on the ground for extended periods of time.
The mobile return to service (mRTS) program offers clients a guaranteed labor rate reduction of 10% for on-site inspections and maintenance required to return aircraft to service after long-duration ground time. Aircraft require de-preservation, system servicing and operational checks and other required maintenance prior to being approved for return to service.
ACI Jet’s AOG services are specifically designed for Bombardier Global and Challenger-series and Cessna Citation-series aircraft, but the team is equipped to serve any make and model business jet.
Travel discounts will be considered based on scheduling for customers within 250 miles of ACI Jet’s San Luis Obispo, California headquarters, including both the Bay Area and Greater Los Angeles Area. The program is expected to last through June of this year but may be extended based on the duration of travel restrictions.
Enrollment in the mRTS program does not require a commitment to receive service. However, to be eligible to receive the labor discount and be considered for other travel discounts, enrollment is required.
The offer is structured in order to address what the company anticipates will be a flood of inquiries for service in a short period of time, as travel restrictions are lifted. By enrolling in the program, ACI Jet’s AOG (aircraft on the ground) maintenance division will be able to build a more effective and efficient maintenance schedule that provides services right where the aircraft are located, said the company.
Chris Seabrook, ACI Jet’s AOG and mobile maintenance manager said, “Knowing who needs which services and when and having the ability to coordinate not only our AOG team’s schedule, but to coordinate our clients’ schedules collectively, will help everyone get through what is anticipated to be a very busy time period.”
“Global events and challenges such as what we find ourselves in now yield opportunities,” said Dave Jensen, ACI Jet’s senior vice president of aircraft maintenance. “Through this program we aim to satisfy needs that some aircraft owners may not yet know that they have, given the unprecedented nature of this pandemic.”
More information and the mRTS enrollment form can be found at mro.acijet.com/mobile-return-to-service.