St. Louis, MO / November 01, 2012 – Jet Aviation St. Louis is the first company to install Honeywell’s DU-875 flight deck upgrade in an Embraer Legacy 600. The company also recently gained approval for the Legacy 650.
The company recently performed a technological first in a Legacy 600 aircraft by installing the Honeywell DU-875 flight deck upgrade. It is the first time the DU-875 system has been installed in a Legacy 600. Jet Aviation St. Louis also has installed the system in Bombardier Global Express aircraft.
The new Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) DU-875 is capable of displaying XM Weather and paperless charts. The system incorporates an LED backlight and patented wide-angle visibility technology. The upgraded system weighs less than previous displays and is more reliable.
Jet Aviation St. Louis also recently received approval to perform base maintenance on Embraer Legacy 650 aircraft.
“A team of technicians has been trained to support the airframe,” said Chuck Krugh, senior vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation St. Louis. “We also have increased tooling, parts and other materials needed to support the aircraft.”
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, FBO and fuel services, 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. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.
Jet Aviation provides aircraft maintenance, completions, management, charter, sales, and FBO services.
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.
It has invested significantly in its infrastructure, including improved hangar lighting and painted floors, new and upgraded equipment and newly built customer lounges.