Basel / Switzerland, July 15, 2014 – Jet Aviation Basel has recently redelivered a 12-year service check
combined with an avionics modification on a Global 5000 and a 12-year check with a major refurbishment on
a Boeing BBJ1 aircraft. The joint service offerings are performed simultaneously to reduce aircraft downtime.
For the Global 5000, the 12-year check was coupled with a major avionics modification and required removal
and re-installation of the entire cabin. The heavy 12-year service inspection on the BBJ1 also requires
extensive overhauls of all major aircraft systems and structures. In addition, the company installed a new Venue
cabin management system (CMS) by Rockwell Collins, re-upholstered 20 seats, replaced the carpet, recovered
all the ceiling panels, painted the showers and replaced the countertops in the two bathrooms.
Jet Aviation Basel offers maintenance inspections in combination with other maintenance or refurbishment
work, such as exterior painting, upholstery and avionic or cabin management system upgrades, to maximize
“We are committed to the ongoing improvement of our services and continuously strive to deliver the most
benefit to our customers,” says Johannes Turzer, vice president and general manager of Maintenance at Jet
Aviation Basel. “Drawing on the full scope of our in-house capabilities and expertise, we combine service
offerings to keep downtime to a minimum, which adds great value to aircraft owners and operators.”
Jet Aviation Basel is a world-renowned completions and maintenance center employing more than 1,600
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
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.
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