Direct Fly visits China again! The purpose of the visit was on-site support to the Chinese customer who recently bought Technology transfer of the ALTO 912TG airplane.
In the first half of July the DF team was sent to the customer in China. The purpose of the visit was regular maintenance of supplied aircrafts, ALTO basic kits conformity check and documentation required by Chinese cooperant.
Maintenance was carried out in customer’s aviation park near the Xinchang city. Fleet counting six pieces of ALTO 912TG airplanes decorate newly built hangars and airport background. Remaining aircrafts are operated at the Qiandaohu airport. Aircrafts are used for sight-seeing flights for public. ALTO gained popularity of pilots and public which proves confirmed 40 take-offs and landings in a single day!
During expedition there was an inspection carried out by the LAA representative Jan Fridrich. His task was conformity check of ALTO basic kits.
In conclusion, it can be said that the mission was a success. To customer’s satisfaction all of his requests were processed and emerged issues were solved. In next phase there is a tough job for Chinese workers coming: build whole airplane by themselves. Fingers crossed!
Big changes are coming! We are happy to announce that in May and July we are going to move our company! New Direct Fly building is going to be opened at the airfield in Brno! Soon you will be able to reach us not only by car but also using airplane. New address is going to be Medlanky airfield (LKCM). We are looking forward to you!
Direct Fly team was sent to China again. Chinese company who purchased Technology Transfer package is increasing its ALTO 912TG fleet. First two airplanes were shipped and assembled earlier in this year. More on this topic can be found here. Container with other two airplanes was handed over in autumn 2017. After this, Chinese manufacturer requested on-site technical support from Direct Fly company when re-assembling these two aircrafts.
First stop of Direct Fly team took place at local airfield where two of ALTO airplanes are being operated. Beside little repairs customer was instructed in brake circuit bleeding. Questions and other remarks were answered and DF team could continue to fulfil main task.
Assembling of two new aircrafts was held in giant site which belonged to Chinese manufacturer. Direct Fly team was mainly supervising Chinese employees work and provided technical hints. Part of assembling is also the engine test which was successfully performed on both airplanes. After compass calibration first flight of these two airplanes in Chinese airspace was done. Chinese pilot who was trained in Czech sat behind the stick. The pilot managed to get airborne and land safely which proved the success of DF’s on-site support.
Another aircraft has been sent to its customer to Russia. This ALTO has a rather specific equipment. In addition to standard flight instruments, the equipment includes an artificial horizon, directional flywheel and EFIS. At the customer’s request, the aircraft has also been equipped with an ELT system, integrated heating and a rescue parachute system.
On April 1, 2017, the first flight of the ALTO aircraft took place in China. The test flight was part of the Technology Transfer for Wanfeng Aviation. In March of that year, two ALTO aircraft were transported to the site. As part of on-site support, the DF sent a team that participated in the assembly of both aircraft, technical consultations and the test flight in China.