Saturday, July 15, 2017

British company sues Burlington, North Carolina, landing-gear business

A British aircraft parts distributor is suing a Burlington landing gear facility, claiming it failed to deliver landing gear and to reimburse funds due because of the failure to deliver the landing gear.

In the suit, filed June 29, Jenko Aviation Ltd., located near London’s Heathrow Airport, claims it has suffered damages because Royal Technical Group Inc. of Burlington failed to deliver gear and payment.

In January, Jenko ordered three sets of landing gear at a cost of $35,000 each. In February, Jenko ordered an additional set for an additional $35,000. Both parties agreed that Jenko would pay a 50 percent deposit and the balance on collection of the goods.

Jenko says it has paid $120,000 of the overall $140,000. RTG estimated delivery of five to six weeks from Feb. 23, according to the suit, then delayed delivery further to May 17.

On June 2, RTG promised partial delivery of one nose gear, the suit says, and on June 7 notified Jenko’s shipping agents to pick up one nose gear by June 9 as well as pay them an additional $6,500. This payment was made, but the defendant failed to deliver the gear June 9 as promised, the suit says.

Since June 9, Jenko says, it hasn’t received landing gear or requested refunds. Jenko further claims RTG has refused all calls and requests.

Jenko says it’s been damaged through lost goods, lost payments and loss of business, and seeks $10,000.

Royal Technical Group was incorporated in 2013, according to the N.C. Office of the Secretary of State, and repairs and overhauls landing gear for a variety of Boeing aircraft and other manufacturers, according to the company website. Its facility is near the Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport on McGrew Drive in Burlington. No one from the company was available for comment.

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