Maintenance and Repairs for Cessna Citation Main Landing Gear Corrosion 

Corrosion damage left unaddressed on your Cessna Citation Main Landing Gear can cost you thousands of dollars, not to mention lengthy downtime for your aircraft if uncorrected. 

In this article, we’re going to cover major corrosion areas on Cessna Citation models, our FAA-approved repair specifications, and some more detail about what repairs we conduct on MLG trailing link and oleo corrosion areas. 

What happens if MLG corrosion is left unaddressed? 

According to AOPA, corrosion left untreated can make an aircraft unairworthy in just a few years.  

Types of corrosion in aircraft  

AOPA lists several types of corrosion normally found on aircraft, including: 

➡️ Uniform surface attack 

➡️ Intergranular corrosion 

➡️ Stress corrosion 

➡️ Crevice or deposit corrosion 

➡️ Filiform corrosion 

Additionally, we have identified major corrosion areas on the Cessna Citation models below: 

  • 510 
  • 525 
  • 525A 
  • 525B 
  • 525C 
  • 550 
  • 560 
  • 560XL 
  • 650 
  • 680 Sovereign 
  • 680A Latitude 
  • 700 Longitude 
  • 750 X 

AAI Has Developed Numerous FAA-Approved Repair Specifications 

While the maintenance manual includes minor corrosion repair and blending, we have found that corrosion is typically beyond these included repairable limits. To address this, we have developed numerous FAA-approved repair specifications that allow us to machine out corrosion and restore the landing gear back to factory dimensions.  

Our corrosion repairs can save the operator downtime and up to 75% compared to the cost of factory new replacement. 

Here are some corrosion areas we address: 

MLG Trailing Link Corrosion Areas 

  • Axle 
  • Axle attach bores 
  • Oleo attach bores 
  • Trunnion attach bores 
  • Brake adapter outer diameter 

MLG Oleo Corrosion Areas 

  • Oleo barrel 
  • Internal bores 
  • Oleo piston 
  • Internal bores 
  • External surfaces 

We have also developed multiple repairs for these areas: 

MLG Trailing Link 

  • Axle 
  • Chrome plating & HVOF repairs 
  • Attach bores 
  • Oversized bushing repairs 
  • Brake adapter 
  • Chrome and nickel-plating repairs 
  • MLG Oleo 
  • Barrel and piston 
  • Cold spray and epoxy repairs 

Why does your landing gear overhaul facility matter? 

When it comes to aircraft landing gear repair and overhaul, it is important to choose a landing gear repair shop that can do specialized repairs. Corrosion and wear can take a significant toll on your aircraft; AAI has specialized repairs to bring it back to serviceable condition. 

When you send your landing gear to be overhauled, you want to know you’re getting the best service so you can get your plane back in the air with confidence.  

Read more about our landing gear overhaul process in our blog, “Why It Is Important to Choose an Aircraft Landing Gear Overhaul Facility That Holds Specialized Repairs.” 

AAI Can Help with Main Landing Gear Corrosion Repair for Cessna Citation Aircraft 

When you can’t find the parts you need, the problems multiply. You send in your plane for routine maintenance and expect to have it back in a week. But inspections turn up several parts that need to be replaced, which could take weeks or even months. What now? 

The entire process of locating, ordering, and receiving certified aircraft accessories is a huge headache. 

Uncertified, untested parts are all over the internet, but do you really want to risk your safety for convenience? Certified replacement parts can take a ridiculously long time to ship – sometimes months – and the cost can be absurdly high. 

Unless you shop with AAI. 

We’ll help you avoid the delays and headaches, and instead get certified, safe, and tested aircraft accessories so that you can fix your aircraft and get back to flying. 

1. Call AAI  

2. Get a quote  

3. Fix your plane and fly  

Find the parts you need and get back in the air, fast. 

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