Established since 1974, Mirage Rebuild Factory is the sole organization in Pakistan for overhauling Mirage aircraft and associated components. It is capable to annually produce 12 aircraft and more than 10,000 components on the average. MRF is fully capable to support complete Mirage Fleet of Pakistan Air Force in accordance with OEM standards reducing the beyond country repair to near zero. Majority of the procedures exercised for maintenance are provided in the form of publications by the OEM (Avions Marcel Dassault Breguet Aviation). Aircraft overhauling at MRF is segregated into four major services; Aircraft Overhauling, Aircraft Modification and Upgradation, Aircraft Structure Repair and Components MRO. All of the facilities are certified by AS9100 Quality Management System and directed by a solid Quality Control System.
Overhauling facility of Mirage airframe is a series of processes including de-painting, disassembly, ageing analysis, inspection of complete aircraft structure with the help of various NDT methods, renewal of electric looms control cables/rods and rigid pipes. All the aircraft systems hydraulic, fuel, electric, mechanic, and pneumatic are refurbished during the overhaul process, followed by on ground checks as per OEM laid down instructions in the form of work sheets. The aircraft is re-painted after assembly and released for flying after successful aerial trials. All the maintenance is documented and verified by Quality Control.
The components maintenance facility is established to overhaul components associated to various versions of Mirage aircraft. The facility is capable to accommodate maintenance of all the components of various aircraft systems. The services provided vary from simple bench check to complete overhaul of aircraft components. The facility is further classified into 13 different sections/shops as per job capacity. Components overhaul process involves disassembly, cleaning, inspection, assembly and final testing. Each component is inspected as per process sheets deduced from OEM prescribed maintenance manuals. Shops are well equipped with the related state of the art equipment and testers to perform the inspections of components. All the sections are manned with skilled human resource that is competent to perform the overhaul in assistance with dedicated Quality Control inspectors.
Structural repair facility was established to repair and refurbish any type of structurally damaged aircraft. The facility is one of its types to recover aircraft and its structural parts damaged in accidents. Repair of fuselage frames, wing fuel tanks refurbishment, structural reinforcement modifications are the key capabilities of this facility. This facility performs the structural inspection during the overhaul inspection of Mirage Aircraft and conducts repairs where ever required. This facility is also responsible for repainting and painting of Mirage Aircraft and its components.
The main aim of this facility is up-gradation of avionics systems and accomplishment of other modifications to improve the capability of Mirage weapon system. A team of skilled technicians and officers is dedicated to this facility to ensure timely execution of prototype and serial modifications. Air to Air Refuelling modification as well ROSE (Retrofit of Strike Element) have been successfully carried out by this facility on Mirage Aircraft.