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Jet Aviation Basel launches Honeywell Aerospace APU Overhaul Facility

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Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Switzerland Aircraft: Airplanes

Jet Aviation Basel has received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to operate its new Honeywell Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Overhaul Facility for the GTCP36 Series. Honeywell presented their APU Overhaul Facility Certificate to Jet Aviation Basel at the EBACE Convention in Geneva.

Jet Aviation Basel was appointed last year by Honeywell to establish an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Overhaul Facility to help meet customer demand for Honeywell APU support in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Following a seamless audit at the Basel maintenance facility last week, the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) in Switzerland granted Jet Aviation Basel the EASA approval to perform heavy maintenance on Honeywell’s auxiliary power units for the GTCP36-100/150 product family.

Honeywell Aerospace APUs are currently used in thousands of aircraft around the world to start main engines and provide bleed air and electrical power capacity. APU overhaul maintenance requires total disassembly, inspection, repair, reassembly and functional testing, including individual as well as group balancing of compressors and turbines. It may also include the modification of the new generation compressor carbon seal and related components where applicable.

“Ensuring the safety of our customers is our paramount goal, and our certified APU technicians also strive for fast turnarounds to get aircraft back in the air as quickly as possible” says Hans-Peter Amacher, Manager of the Engine Shop at Jet Aviation Basel. “Through our commitment to continuous improvement, we have developed and introduced new work processes throughout our facilities to help improve operational efficiency and production capabilities. To further reduce engine downtime, we have also expanded our parts inventory, which now includes exchange units.”

“We’ve worked closely with Honeywell for many years and have a lot of experience with their products,” says Johannes Turzer, Senior Vice President and General Manager Maintenance Center Basel. “Our investment in tooling, parts and training for the GTCP36 Series underscores our commitment to providing quality maintenance support for our mutual customers. We are eager to begin putting our new capabilities and expertise to good use.”

Jet Aviation Basel’s 24-hour AOG team of technicians is also trained, equipped and authorized to provide worldwide emergency maintenance services to the GTCP36 Series.

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