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The Aviation Centre

 

Welcome to The Aviation Centre, the one stop centre for aircraft maintenance Australia and Cessna SID's inspections Australia.

The Aviation Centre was first established in 1989 and has since earned a reputation for high quality services including aircraft maintenance, engine overhaul and fuel system maintenance.  We also work in conjunction with industry safety regulators providing technical assistance and facilities for air crash investigations.

We have two branches in Victoria; our Tyabb branch based at Western Port Airfield and our Moorabbin branch based at Moorabbin Airport.  Between the two facilities we staff more than a dozen aircraft maintenance engineers - consisting of six licensed engineers - ensuring a well rounded pool of knowledge and experience.

At The Aviation Centre we service a diverse range of aircraft, from ultralights such as Gazelles', Jabiru's and Tec-nam's; to Cessna Grand Caravans, Citation S550's and XLS's.  Practically any make or model of aircraft, piston engine or turbine powered can be serviced professionally by our friendly staff.

As well as aircraft maintenance The Aviation Centre has an engine overhaul shop (including our new state of the art test cell) and a fuel system overhaul facility (the only one currently in Victoria), ensuring we can rectify any issues that may arise during servicing without having to send most components away.

We are also proud to announce we have recently been selected as the official Victorian Service Centre for Rotax engines!  Visit www.bertfloodimports.com.au for more information or see our "Rotax" tab above.

In addition to Rotax we have been selected as the Australian service and support centre for all AVStar fuel system components!  This means no more shipping to USA and long lead times for Australian customers!  Contact AVStar www.avstardirect.com to report an issue and follow their instructions.  You can also view our "AVStar" tab above for more information about their products.

Cessna Supplemental Inspection Documents (SID's)

The compliance dates for Cessna Supplemental Inspection Documents (SID's) are fast approaching. Depending on the series of your aircraft, SID's compliance dates start as early as December 31 2014 and at the latest June 30 2016. CASA Airworthiness Bulletin AWB02-048 contains explanatory information regarding compliance with Cessna SID's, such as:

“The SIDs programs, successively developed by Cessna for all 400, 300, 200 and 100 series aircraft, provide an inspection regime to ensure the structural integrity of the airframe is maintained. These supplemental inspections complement those inspections undertaken during existing scheduled maintenance activities, as the failure of such PSEs (principal structural elements) could result in catastrophic loss of the aircraft.”

Additionally;

“The requirement to undertake the Cessna SIDs applies irrespective of the category of operation or the elected maintenance schedule for the aircraft, be it:

CAR 42A Manufacturer’s Maintenance Schedule,

CAR 42B CASA Maintenance Schedule (Schedule 5), or

CAR 42C Approved System of Maintenance.”

Our experienced engineering staff have been carrying out SID's inspections across a range of different model Cessna's with great competence and efficiency. Our supervising staff will walk you through the inspection process and explain in detail what is required and what work will be carried out on your aircraft. You will be regularly updated on the progress of the inspections and alerted immediately in the event of a major defect being detected.

To ensure compliance with Cessna SID's requirements and the continued safety and airworthiness of your aircraft, or if you have any questions please contact us.

Our Services

 

SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE 

ENGINE OVERHAUL

FUEL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE

 

Whatever your aircraft make or model, whether it be fabric covered or full metal construction, fixed wing or rotary, your aircraft will be inspected and serviced by experienced technicians who are highly knowledgeable in their field.

 

Having successfully overhauled and  repaired over 900 engines, our experienced technicians will ensure your engine requirements are met and that your engine is in accordance with the latest A.D.’s and manufacturers instructions using specialised precision tooling

 

The Aviation Centre fuel system maintenance facility is capable of overhauling a large range of general aviation fuel system components.  Float type carburettors and pressure carburettors to complete fuel injection systems from engine driven fuel pump through to the nozzles

Contact us

If you have any further enquiries regarding any of the above services, please contact us.

 

Send us an email with your questions or enquiry.

Services Offered

  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aircraft Repair
  • AVStar Service Centre
  • Cessna SID's Inspections
  • Component Maintenance
  • Engine Overhaul
  • Engine Repair
  • Fuel System Overhaul
  • Non Destructive Inspection
  • Rotax Service Centre
  • Contact us

 

Tyabb Hangar

The Aviation Centre  - Tyabb

Westernport Airfield
Stuart Road
Tyabb  VIC  3913

James Howe
(Hangar Supervisor)

Tel: (03) 5977 4146
Fax: (03) 5977 4143

Tyabb Map

Moorabbin Hangar

The Aviation Centre  - Moorabbin

Hangar 10
Moorabbin Airport
Mentone  VIC  3194

Chris Judd
(Hangar supervisor)

Ph: (03) 9587 5023
Fax: (03) 9580 5566

Moorabbin Map

Tyabb Hangar

The Aviation Centre  - Tyabb

Westernport Airfield
Stuart Road
Tyabb  VIC  3913

James Howe
(Hangar Supervisor)

Tel: (03) 5977 4146
Fax: (03) 5977 4143

Moorabbin Hangar

The Aviation Centre  - Moorabbin

Hangar 10
Moorabbin Airport
Mentone  VIC 3194

Chris Judd
(Hangar Supervisor)

Ph: (03) 9587 5023
Fax: (03) 9580 5566

Services Offered

  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aircraft Repair
  • AVStar Service Centre
  • Component Maintenance
  • Engine Overhaul
  • Engine Repair
  • Fuel System Overhaul
  • Non Destructive Inspection
  • Rotax Service Centre
  • Contact us