Operations and Maintenance


Airway Services works independently or in conjunction with our client's existing staff to support construction, O&M and repair services on an as-needed basis or as part of milestone-based program approach. Airway Services has experience working with most major wind turbine manufacturers including Siemens, Vestas, Mitsubishi, GE, Gamesa and many others.

INSTALLATION

Preventative Maintenance
and Inspection

  • Component inspection
  • Fluid level inspection
  • Oil replacement and filter change
  • Cleaning inspection and physical inspection
  • Tower cleaning and punch-list services

SCHEDULED
PREVENTATIVE
MAINTENANCE (PM)

Servicing the Turbine reoccurring
maintenance program including:

  • Hydraulic torque and tensioning
  • Base tower and structural components
  • Up tower mechanical components
  • Perform tower cleaning and PM punch-list services
  • Supply technical PM on demand site support or independent staffing

WARRANTY
SUPPORT SERVICES

Coordination of wind turbine generator
replacement including:

  • Disassembly of nacelle
  • Generator replacement
  • Nacelle reassembly
  • Electrical
  • Crane path optimization and final completionof generator replacements
  • Perform inspections on all incoming components
  • Provide alignment of generator/gearbox couplings to OEM specifications
  • Perform construction, final walk-down and end-of-warranty inspections

WIND TURBINE BLADE SERVICES


Warranty Check-up

Blade inspection often is a reactive process post commissioning.
  • Manufacturers recommend performing a hands-on independent inspection of all rotor blades 3-9 months prior to warranty expiration is recommended.
  • - Blade repair is costly. Identifying issues covered under warranty can easily pay for the inspection several times over.

Annual Blade Check-up

Blades should be inspected every 2-3 years and more frequently if known issues are present.
  • Staged scheduled inspections of your inventory, enables Airway Services’ to provide a true annual fixed price that is easy to budget.
  • Our services can be customized to meet current preventative maintenance schedules minimizing downtime.

Annual Blade Maintenance

Two of the most costly incidences, leading edge erosion and deteriorating gel coats, can significantly decrease the lifespan of a blade and cause overall performance degradation.
  • Airway Services’ Annual Blade Maintenance Service combined with an Annual Blade Check-up will help to extend the life of the blades, increase efficiency, and lower future repair costs.
  • Airway Services’ professional blade technicians perform minor repairs, repair/upgrade leading edge protection, and fill gel coat cracks among other maintenance as required.

Emergency Repair Services

Time is of the essence when a turbine is down due to unexpected blade damages.
  • Airway Services is capable of mobilizing a professional blade technician crew within hours of an incident or unscheduled down-time.

The Benefits of Proactive Planned Blade Maintenance

  • Risk Management - by implementing advanced visual inspection techniques our services assist in avoiding long-term high cost maintenance and replacement issues.
  • Expense Predictability – implementing a scheduled, routine preventative maintenance program results in predictable expenses and long term maintenance cost avoidance.
  • Optimize Wind Turbine Generator Performance – by keeping your blades in optimal condition, you maximize the overall performance of the turbine.

SERVICES


On-Demand Staffing & Labor Support Technical

O&M Technicians
Supervision
Health & Safety

Skilled Labor

Wind Turbine Technicians
Riggers
Electrical
Construction

Professional and Administrative

Project Management
Spare Parts Procurement
Health & Safety Management
Training
QA/QC
Installation
Electrical
Mechanical
Field

Operations and Maintenance

Preventative (PM)
Inspection
Field Services
Modifications & Upgrades
Operations and Asset Management
Systems Integration
Field Services
Warranty Services
Out of Warranty Inspections
Parts Changeout & Repair
Gearbox Diagnostic
Bearing Replacement
Hydraulic System Inspection & Repair
Rotor Removal
Yaw Motor Repair & Replacement
Laser Alignment
Overhaul
Gearbox Removal/Installation
Gearbox Alignment
Component Inspection & Replacement
Blade Installation
Blade Removal

Installation and General Construction Support

Torque & Tensioning
Final Cleanup
Inspection
Receiving
Project Punch-List
Project Walk-down

Project-Specific Support

Project Management
Support Technicians
Safety Training