Aviation consultant and seasoned aircraft technician Mike Gizzi a well versed Boeing 747 specialist was an integral and highly regarded variable toward the operation overall success
Shown are two of over fifty six (56) aircraft technicians that were the work force which undertook the accomplishment and successful completion of the scheduled C-12 Check
Shown caught during the moment by the camera is " Benny" coordinating on the phone with various vendors to follow up on the arrival of required replacement parts for the aircraft. Note the missing weather radar unit, which was removed for maintenance
Shown still displaying the tail color of its former operator Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 747-400 serial number 27099 tail is shown basking in the desert sun while undergoing its maintenance inspection. The aircraft tail was painted overall white prior to finally delivery of the aircraft
A view of the aircraft port side wing with engines one and tow as viewed out of the cockpit overhead emergency escape hatch opening
Victorville, California 18th August to 20th September 2010: Call it a C-12 or D-Check regardless of its nomenclature title, the scheduled inspection in which aircraft 27099 undertook while at the authorized FAA repair station located at Victorville, California ensured full compliance with all applicable Boeing Maintenance Planning Document (MPD) items, required Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airworthiness Directives (A.D's) and various other requirements where all adhered to and properly accomplished.
The mission aircraft was found to have been in excellent condition when reviewed by the FAA repair station Quality Assurance Inspectors, who gave the aircraft a good once over during the inspection period.
Truly a testament to the quality of Japan Airline maintenance practice and operation of their fleet aircraft. The scheduled inspection flowed with no major set backs or unexpected finding normally associated with commercial aircraft such as corrosion, cracks and fatigue on various areas of its structure.
The aircraft was successfully delivered by mid-September and soon after its undertook its ferry flight to its final deliver site in the Middle East.