Jet Aviation Basel appointed as Authorized Service Center for Embraer

With this designation, the facility is authorized to provide line and base maintenance to Embraer Legacy 600 and 650 aircraft.


Basel / Switzerland, May 28, 2013 – Jet Aviation Basel has been appointed by Embraer as an Authorized Service Center for Embraer Legacy 600 and 650 aircraft.

Following a signing ceremony held at EBACE 2013, Jet Aviation Basel is now a fully Authorized Embraer Service Center. With this designation, the facility is authorized to provide line and base maintenance to Embraer Legacy 600 and 650 aircraft.

”We can now provide any kind of maintenance, exterior painting and IFE upgrades, as well as warranty & AOG support to the growing Embraer customer base in EMEA,” says Johannes Turzer, vice president and general manager of the Maintenance Center at Jet Aviation Basel. “We are very pleased to join Embraer’s global network of authorized service centers and look forward to a long and productive working partnership with Embraer.”

Embraer Executive Jets Vice President, Customer Support & Services for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Pedro Paiva, comments, “While expanding our global footprint and services, we seek partners with similar business philosophies. Like Embraer, Jet Aviation is customer-focused and committed to excellence.”

In addition to Basel, Jet Aviation has Authorized Embraer Service Centers in Boston/Bedford, Mass., St. Louis and Teterboro, N.J.

Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.embraer.com.br.

Jet Aviation Basel is a world-renowned completions and maintenance center employing more than 1,200 professionals. The facility has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, fiberglass and paint shops. The organization is capable of outfitting jets as large as an Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747-8 series and has already completed numerous Airbus 319ACJ, A320, A330, A340 and Boeing B737, B757, B767 and B747-400 aircraft. Jet Aviation Basel also provides aircraft maintenance and repair services to a wide variety of business jets. It is a factory approved service center by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream. The location also holds a jet aircraft repair station rating by the
FAA #QV1Y440K, and the EASA #CH.145.0232 in addition to approval certificates of 21 other national aviation authorities.

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. More than 4,500 employees cater to client needs from 22 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 250 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation.

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