Founded in 1942 in Bordeaux, France, Ateliers Bigata provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for an extensive range of equipment, including manual and automatic fire extinguishers, cylinders, regulators and oxygen masks for crews and passengers, and pressurized safety system reservoirs (landing gear, escape slides, doors) along with the cleaning, decontaminating and retesting of aeronautical tubing.
Dedicated specialists for the MRO of these products work in our 1,400m² facility to provide our customers with the best turnaround time at a good price with the highest quality standards.
MRO of aircraft fire extinguishers and oxygen equipmentAteliers Bigata provides maintenance, repair and overhaul for aircraft fire extinguishers and oxygen equipment across a broad spectrum of makes. These include Adams Rite, Aerospace-Sabre, Afnor, Air Cruisers, Air Liquide, Amerex, Ansul, Aro, Beaufort, Bf Goodrich, Bronzavia, Cameron Balloons, Carleton, Cessna, Chubb Fire, Compressed Gas Association, Draeger, Eastern Aero Marine, Eros-Intertechnique, Eros-Intertechnique Bis, First Technology and Flag Fire Equipment.
General Fire Corp, General Incendie, Hoover Indus, Hr Textron, Htl Pacific Scientific, Issoire Aviation, Kidde Aerospace, Kidde Graviner, L'hotellier, Mass Systems, Meggitt, Percival Fire Fighting, Puritan Bennett, Rfd Limited, Scott-Avox, Structural Composites Industrie, Survival Engineering, Systron Donner, Total, Ultra Magic and Winslow are also amongst the brands of aircraft fire extinguishers and oxygen equipment for which we can supply MRO.
Water jackets for hydrostatic proofs to cylindersWe are equipped with three water jackets for undertaking hydrostatic proofs to cylinders according to US DOT 49 CFR regulations.
Aircraft cylinder paintingOur overhaul services for aircraft cylinders include repainting with special paints validated for the aviation industry.
Halon recovery and recycling machineIn accordance with the Montreal Protocol, the production of halon has ceased. Ateliers Bigata owns a recovering and conditioning for halon (REACH) machine, conceived to efficiently recover and recycle halon in order to guarantee supply.
Tubing decontaminating and cleaningWe can clean and decontaminate hydraulic and oxygen pipes for aircraft. We have extensive expertise in this field. Our workbenches and machines have been completely developed in-house, and approved by Dassault.
Quality system and certificates
Our independent quality system ensures that maintenance activities are carried out in accordance with our maintenance organization exposition (MOE), which is the shared foundation of our certificates.
Ateliers Bigata is committed to continually improving the current level of quality through compliance with the legal requirements of the European Pressure Equipment Directive, as well as the following regulatory standards:
EASA Part 145 FR.145.238 FAR 145 B1GY360N US DOT C968 Airbus SMQ/901.1344/03 and LJ/SP A13.0023/09 Dassault Aviation 020-939 Bombardier approved supplier 108138 TCAC 808-50 PMA and OEM aircraft partsOur EASA/FAA/US DOT certificates make us independent and able to support the very best airlines, MRO groups and aircraft manufacturers with PMA and OEM parts. We are the official suppliers of Airbus, Dassault and Bombardier.
High-pressure testing of metallic and composite parts
Ateliers Bigata is also specialised in very-high-pressure testing of both metallic and composite parts for aerospace and military use. The hydraulic and nitrogen bench tests have been specially conceived by our engineers to comply with the special needs of our customers.
Last update by NAULLEAU Thomas, Mon 23 Jan 2012