Jet Aviation Basel Performs First 96-month Inspection on an Embraer Legacy 600

Basel / Switzerland, June 06, 2013 – Jet Aviation Basel is performing its first-ever 96-month inspection on an Embraer Legacy 600. The aircraft is operated by the Prague-based aircraft management and charter group Grossmann Jet Service.

Jet Aviation Basel inducted an Embraer Legacy 600 from Grossman Jet Service in April 2013 for its 96-month inspection. This is Jet Aviation’s first inspection of this magnitude to be performed on an Embraer Legacy 600. Its dedicated team of experienced professionals is utilizing the company’s enhanced planning and execution processes to manage the 96-month inspection, developed as part of their continuous improvement initiatives.

“We are thrilled to forge ahead with our Embraer maintenance support,” says Johannes Turzer, vice president and general manager of the Maintenance Center at Basel. “Our dedicated maintenance professionals are highly trained in the latest Embraer technologies. As a newly appointed Authorized Service Center for Embraer, we have assured access to parts and training by the manufacturer, and can now provide our customers warranty support in addition to aircraft upgrades, paint and interior refurbishment services.”

Adds Grossmann Jet Service CEO Dagmar Grossmann, “Jet Aviation Basel has a long-established reputation for doing quality work, backed by numerous OEMs. We are pleased to entrust our aircraft to their care.”

Prague-based Grossmann Jet Service is a new customer for Jet Aviation Basel. Jet Aviation Basel will provide exclusive maintenance support to their Legacy 600 and Gulfstream G550 aircraft. Grossman Jet Service currently operates a Legacy 600 and a Hawker 900 XP. They will add a Gulfstream G550 to their operation in 2013.

Grossmann Jet Service pioneered the Business Aviation market in the Czech Republic in 2004 operating out of Prague’s Vaclav Havel airport. Since its inception it has become the leading business aviation operator in the Central European region. The company offers broking, charter, and aircraft management. Grossmann Jet Service also runs a CEE Business Jet Set Up Centre, providing consultancy and advice to the business aviation community in the CEE.

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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