Jet Aviation Zurich Extends Operational Hours for Maintenance Services

Zurich / Switzerland, February 04, 2011 – Jet Aviation Zurich has extended its hours of operation, effective immediately. Maintenance support coverage at Jet Aviation Zurich is now available from 06:00 to 23:00 hours Monday through Friday. These enhanced service hours will benefit customers by reducing their aircraft downtime.

Jet Aviation Zurich has recently introduced a shift roster in order to extend its operating hours. Customers can now receive full maintenance support coverage from 06:00 to 23:00 hours Monday through Friday, which will ultimately result in reduced aircraft downtime. Clients can further benefit from Jet Aviation Zurich’s extensive spare parts inventory and efficient supply chain management, as well as from the company’s vastly experienced and OEM-trained mechanics and 24/7 AOG services.

“The extended operating hours have been introduced with the intention of benefiting our customers by reducing the downtime of the aircraft and thus increasing operator’s aircraft utilization,” says Jakob Straub, vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Zurich.

Jet Aviation Zurich consists of 5,000 square meters (53,820 square feet) of hangar space and provides aircraft maintenance support to small and medium-sized business jets and turboprops. The facility is an EASA #CH.145.0202 and FAA #CR5Y789M authorized repair station offering airframe and engine maintenance, completions, cabinetry and furniture refurbishment, electrical systems installations, avionics installations and exterior painting services. Jet Aviation Zurich is a Hawker Beechcraft and Cessna Citation authorized service center. The location also offers FBO and fueling services.

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 5,000 employees cater to client needs from 24 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, fixed base operations, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 200 aircraft. For more information, please visit

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 90,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at