Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services GmbH (LBAS), Berlin- based leading specialist in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Bombardier business aircraft, has set up a line maintenance station in Zurich, Switzerland. After a two-day audit by the German Airworthiness Authority acting on behalf of the European Air Safety Agency (EASA), the station has officially been approved and is ready to serve customer aircraft with immediate effect.
Together with local partner and shareholder ExecuJet Europe LBAS offers comprehensive line maintenance support for Bombardier business aircraft, including the Learjet 40*, Learjet 45* and Learjet 60* business jets, all Challenger* series aircraft, as well as Global Express*, Global Express* XRS*, Global 5000* and Global 6000* jets.
Included in the services are AOG support, trouble-shooting and defect rectification up to scheduled inspections within the line maintenance approval range.
Christoph Meyerrose, LBAS' Managing Director stated: "Since a lot of our customers operate in Western and Southern Europe, we bring our renowned services directly to their doorstep. It is only a short distance from these economic powerhouses to our well equipped line maintenance base in Zurich, the financial and economic metropolis of Switzerland."
Gerrit Basson, Managing Director ExecuJet Europe underlines:
"ExecuJet has been associated with LBAS for a long time. We are happy to extend our co-operation by new maintenance services at such an attractive location like Zurich. The line station helps us offering top service on site for our clients in this important market."
While LBAS provides manpower, tools and material support, ExecuJet offers hangar space right next to its Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Zurich International Airport. ExecuJet Europe offers the full complement of services for operators and passengers in Zurich, such as aircraft fuelling, aircraft de/anti-icing, overnight aircraft hangarage, passenger and crew handling including customs and immigration services and much more.
Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services GmbH:
LBAS, based at Berlin-Schoenefeld airport in Germany, was formed in
1997 as a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Technik Group and of the Bombardier Aerospace Group. LBAS specializes in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Global, Challenger and Learjet business jets.
The joint venture also includes the global business aircraft operator and service provider ExecuJet Aviation Group, headquartered in Switzerland, which joined LBAS in 2005.
*Trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group
The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a leading global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of services including aircraft management for private and commercial registered aircraft, aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions management and fixed base operations. Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, ExecuJet has operations in six regions - Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, embracing a workforce of over 830 experienced staff.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group manages 165 business jets worldwide under the most stringent safety standards. Its commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of seven regional civil aviation issued air operating certificates (AOCs). ExecuJet has many authorised maintenance facilities throughout four regions, certified to work on most business jets. The ExecuJet Aviation Group operates 18 world-class FBO facilities worldwide.