I've been following with interest one of Maryborough Aviation Services' current projects which is a major overhaul and full restoration of ex-Alligator Airways (NT) Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2A-21 Islander VH-OBJ.
David G of (MAS) has filled in some of the details of what started out as a 100 hourly and a SB-190 hourly inspection on VH-OBJ.
"The amount of corrosion that was found during the included inspection required the aircraft to be fully stripped for corrosion treatment. Also, the aircraft was in such a sad state, it required a huge amount of replacement parts. So really it was a full rebuild - there wasn't one system that wasn't looked at and repaired in some way."
Recent photos show that VH-OBJ has been repainted, re-sealed, fuel tanks replaced, a new interior fitted and engines re-installed.
MAS has also commenced ground runs to iron the last of the faults at the moment, and hopefully test flights will commence in a few weeks.
To continue following the restoration process of VH-OBJ, Maryborough Aviation Services provide regular updates on their Facebook page :
Well worth checking out!
Sincere thanks to David G for providing the additional information and photos of Maryborough Aviation Services' restoration of VH-OBJ.
Photos taken by David Geck ©