St. Louis / July 18, 2013 – Just a few short weeks after Jet Aviation St. Louis earned certification as the first and only Authorized Service Center (ASC) for the Embraer Lineage business jet in the United States, the aviation center wheeled its first Lineage into a hangar on July 16 to begin servicing it. Adding the Embraer Lineage to its growing list of capabilities comes just three months after beginning to service aircraft in a narrow-body hangar constructed specifically for such larger airframes.
“Certification as an authorized service center for the Lineage is a welcome complement to the facility’s longtime ASC status for the smaller Embraer Legacy,” said Chuck Krugh, senior vice president and general manager at Jet Aviation St. Louis. “This certification validates the impressive experience and expertise of our crews and our capability to handle the larger airframes in the corporate/business jet category. This market segment demands fine, detailed craftsmanship and expert mechanical skill. We’re proud of our longtime association with Embraer and especially pleased that Embraer has recognized Jet Aviation St. Louis for the expanded capabilities required for this level of service.”
Jet Aviation St. Louis will perform a 36-month inspection and address applicable service bulletins on the Lineage at its facility at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Ill.
“Stepping up to the Lineage expands our airframe capabilities dramatically and is further proof that we provide superior service in the MRO segment, as well as in completions. We continue to deliver a wide array of top-quality services and products,” Krugh said.
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 850 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 4,500 employees cater to client needs from more than 20 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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