St. Louis, Mo. / August 9, 2012 – Jet Aviation St. Louis has acquired the necessary tools and training to comply with Bombardier’s Service Bulletin (SB) ATA 52-11, issued to address passenger door corrosion prevention, and has repaired thee aircraft to date: two Challenger 604s and one Challenger 605.
SB ATA 52-11 is a “special check/modification” of the passenger door that requires removing the epoxy used in door fabrication to prevent corrosion. The bulletin also calls for adding additional drainage holes and modifying the door structure to allow access to facilitate scheduled inspections.
Jet Aviation St. Louis has repaired three Challengers in compliance with the service bulletin with the help of its newly acquired Cold Jet Aero 40 HP dry ice blasting machine. Specially trained technicians use the machine to remove the epoxy without damaging the existing door structure.
“The Jet Aviation St. Louis technical team has more than 280 years of combined Challenger experience, and our technicians average nearly 10 years of service with us. We maintained more than 110 Challenger in 2011 alone,” notes Chuck Krugh, senior vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation St. Louis.
Jet Aviation St. Louis is a Bombardier authorized service facility. It also is a General Electric CF34-3 authorized service center.
Jet Aviation St. Louis is a full-service aircraft maintenance, modifications and completions provider certified to AS9110C, ISO 140001:2004 and OHSAS 18001-2007 standards. The company employs close to 1,000 people at its St. Louis Downtown Airport location. Jet Aviation St. Louis has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, composite, avionics, sheet metal and paint shops. Jet Aviation St. Louis is a Bombardier, Embraer and Gulfstream authorized service center and a Dassault Falcon and Hawker center of expertise. It also is an authorized service center for GE, Rolls-Royce and Honeywell engines. The location also offers FBO services. For more information, visit www.jetaviation.com/stlouis.
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 25 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 www.jetaviation.com.
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