Jet Aviation St. Louis Offers Free Tool Calibration

St. Louis / September 18, 2012 – Jet Aviation St. Louis is offering free calibration of hand tools, such as torque wrenches and micrometers, for clients who bring their aircraft in for maintenance before December 31, 2012.

Proper calibration is necessary for any precision tool used to maintain aircraft and should be done at regular intervals by experienced calibration professionals to ensure safety. Jet Aviation St. Louis has a trained calibration team that maintains the company’s tools, and this service also is available to clients. The operation has provided calibration as a stand-alone service for many years to clients including the Illinois Department of Transportation, which recently renewed its calibration contract with the facility.

For a limited time, Jet Aviation St. Louis will provide calibration free of charge to aviation clients when they bring their aircraft in for maintenance.

“We’re offering to calibrate clients’ hand tools as a reminder about the importance of having calibrated tools, and to showcase the depth of capabilities we have here at Jet Aviation St. Louis,” said Chuck Krugh, senior vice president and general manager of the operation. “With certified metrologists on staff, calibration is just one of many valuable services we have to offer.”

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

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