Well the truth is even better than that in reality. This new, modern facility at Jandakot Airport in Western Australia can manufacture just about anything mechanical you need on your aircraft. Be that a new cabin door for your corporate jet, a metal special mission cabinet to that small, difficult to purchase (Sometimes this reads “Impossible”) complex bracket in say that no longer supported component that your aircraft must have to fly.
I was visiting one of my other clients at Jandakot Airport a few days ago and I thought to myself, “Its about time you found out a bit more about this flash looking facility you keep driving past.”. So I dropped in for a chat and hopefully a sticky beak.
As luck would have it I found the Director Rob Stevenson in reception. I have known Rob for many years but did not realise this was his baby. There you go, that alone made it worth the visit.
Whilst Rob was obviously very busy he kindly gave me a quick tour of the facility. Again the word “Busy” springs to mind. As well as “Interesting, amazing, expertise, unique, quality, professional” to name but a few. Don’t want to go too far, you might get the impression he is paying me for this review. On that point – I was so impressed with what I saw I offered Rob a posting and newsletter spot for free, no strings attached. Just my way of hopefully supporting local industry. He does after all employ a fairly large team of highly skilled tradesmen.
OK, lets get back to the facility. The aircraft jobs are all carried out in accordance with aeronautical design engineer drawings. I saw large complex pressurised doors being manufactured, very complex computer machined fittings in various stages of manufacture and unique fire dispersal devices and their consumables being readied for dispatch all over the world.
So lets just take one quite common challenge faced by the line engineer. A defective oleo. Need a new outer casting or inner piston? Get in touch with Rob, if he hasn’t done that particular part number before I am sure he can still get you a very cost effective solution. It will more than likely even be a better solution than the OEM’s both in terms of cost and lead times.
Thanks for the guided tour Rob.
Here are some key contact details:
8 Compass Road
WA 6164, Australia
Tel: 618 9417 8680
FAX: 618 9414 1822
Do you need one of those flash fire bombing machines? You know the ones that start controlled burns.
Check out Robs “Raindance Systems”. This is part of the group. www.raindancesystems.com.au
P.S.: Need a special part for your much loved land vehicle? Call Rob because they don’t just fix aircraft parts.