British Airways purchase another ExLRT

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British Airways have placed an order for an additional ExLRT from MK Test Systems. This latest unit to be purchased by the airline is destined for use at BA’s Heathrow maintenance hub.


British Airways are the UK’s 2nd largest carrier, operating a mix of Boeing wide-body aircraft, and Airbus narrow and wide-body aircraft.  They use the ExLRT tool at their Cardiff maintenance site, which carries out heavy maintenance of BA long haul aircraft.


The ExLRT is an intrinsically safe loop resistance tester and supersedes the industry standard LRT tool.


In October 2022, Boeing placed a bulk order of 60 ExLRT units, confirming their decision to replace LRT entirely with the ExLRT at their Renton and Everett production facilities.


Graham Andrews, MK Test Systems Sales Manager said “It’s fantastic to see BA ordering another ExLRT for their Heathrow site.  It’s great that they see the importance of investing in tooling that makes their engineers lives easier.”


Want to learn more?

MROs can expect to achieve a 12-month ROI when upgrading to the ExLRT from the legacy ‘yellow-box’ LRT tool.  To learn more about the ExLRT and its cost and time-saving benefits, visit the ExLRT product page.


We’ve also got several blog articles about the ExLRT, including how its lightweight design helps MRO facilities, and the importance of intrinsically safe tools within MRO environments.  If you’re interested in how the ExLRT and LRT compare against each other, this article will be helpful.


If you carry out bond, loop or joint resistance testing but don’t need an intrinsically safe tool, we can help.  Our BLRT and BLTU4 tools combine automatic testing capabilities with built-in easy-to-use operator instructions.