Aircraft Life Cycle Support

Military Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

Patria is one of the leading providers of aviation life cycle support services in Europe. We take good care of our customers with the Nordic countries and Baltic Sea area as our home market. Our mission is to let our customers focus on their core operations as we concentrate maintaining the utmost high operational readiness and mission capability of their aircraft fleet.

 

Patria Aviation’s history as an aircraft manufacturer has helped us evolve into a highly skilled and widely recognised aviation life cycle support organisation.

 

In over 80 years we have designed 19 military aircraft types from primary trainers to first line fighters and manufactured almost 1,000 aircraft. Now we take full advantage of this heritage by applying our in-depth knowledge to maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). Today our portfolio covers routine MRO of Hornet F/A-18 C/D, Hawk Mk51/51A and Mk66, CASA C-295M and Fokker F27 as well as Vinka and Redigo aircraft being our annual production output more than 150 overhauled and/or repaired aircraft.

 

Maintenance is Patria's core know-how area. We take special pride in providing our customer’s aircraft fleet with first class mission readiness availability in every circumstance.

 

Patria has successfully capitalised on the final assembly programme of the 57 F-18 C Hornets in creating a comprehensive life cycle support capability.  
 

Aircraft Structural Integrity Management

- Cost Savings through Extended Service Life and Added Reliability
 

Patria's Aeronautical Engineering capabilities cover a wide variety of services from damage and repair analysis to design of preventive modifications and structural health monitoring programmes.

 

The use of modern analysis software tools guarantees our airframe structural repair design capability whether it comes to fatigue or accidental damage. Our structural Finite Element Models are based on a complete airframe simulation loaded with integrated pressure distributions. Combined with accurate submodels, they are effective tools for managing structural issues.

The introduction of neural networks will bring virtual reality into our work environment the first application being F/A-18 Hornet.

 

The services in this area are carried out in solid cooperation with our customers as well as VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Helsinki University of Technology.

 

All this world class knowledge of structural integrity management helps our customers reduce their capital investment by forecasting and preventing problems associating with aeronautical fatigue. Service life extension is therefore often an attractive option instead of buying new aircraft. Even rebuilding a crashed aircraft can sometimes be economically feasible as we have successfully shown several times.

 

Patria’s structural analysis and repair capabilities were applied with great success to a life extension programme of the Finnish Air Force Hawk Mk51 fleet.


Global FEM Models with accurate submodels are effective tools for managing structural issues.

 

Patria offers:

 

  • Structural Analyses
  • Structural Upgrade Solutions
  • Operational Load measurements
  • System Simulation Services
  • Structural Life Consumption Monitoring

 

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