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Jet Aviation gains ACJ authorised service centre status for Basel MRO facility

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Jet Aviation gains ACJ authorised service centre status for Basel MRO facility - Maintenance / Trainings publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Switzerland Aircraft: Airplanes

 Jet Aviation is pleased to announce that Airbus has appointed its Maintenance, Refurbishment and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Basel an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for Airbus Corporate Jets. The agreement was signed at the 2016 EBACE Convention in Geneva.

To enhance the choice and geographical reach of support services for ACJ customers and operators in Europe, Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) signed a service contract with Jet Aviation Management to add Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Basel to ACJ’s Authorized Service Center network. The authorization includes line and heavy maintenance, cabin-refurbishing, and cabin and system upgrades.

"As an ACJ-appointed service center, we are pleased to offer our customers comfort and peace of mind, knowing that we are cooperating closely with the original manufacturer,” says Estelle Thorin, Director of the Large Aircraft Maintenance Operation at the Jet Aviation Maintenance Center in Basel. “ACJ appointed the Basel Maintenance Center in recognition of our significant expertise, quality workmanship and professionalism, and I am very proud of my team. Without their dedication, this appointment would not be possible.”

Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Basel Maintenance Center Johannes Turzer adds, “We have a long-standing working relationship with Airbus and are honored by their decision to add us to their Authorized Service Center network. This service agreement represents an implicit commendation from Airbus regarding our commitment to the highest aviation standards, which is how we strive to earn the continued trust of all of our customers and partners.”

Managing Director of Airbus Corporate Jets Benoit Defforge says, “ACJ customers and operators already benefit from a worldwide support network sized for more than 500 customers and operators around the world. The ACJ Service Center network complements this by adding services tailored to corporate-jet operator needs.”

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, sheet metal, composite 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 ACJ319, ACJ320, ACJ330, ACJ340 and Boeing B737, B757, B767 and B747 aircraft. Jet Aviation Basel also provides aircraft maintenance and repair services for 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 26 other national aviation authorities.

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Basel, 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 25 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter and staffing services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of close to 300 aircraft. 

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