As a manufacturer-appointed service provider in Europe for PW300 engines, Jet Aviation’s maintenance center in Basel, Switzerland, worked closely with Pratt & Whitney Canada to acquire the tools and training to comply with the manufacturer’s Service Bulletin 72-47178 for baffle replacements. The SB calls for replacement of the left and right bevel gear oil shield on PW307A engines and is classified as a "heavy maintenance" input.
“Demand for this service is strong, and we invested in the required tooling and training under this Service Bulletin to ensure we can continue to support our customers as needed," said Hans-Peter Amacher, manager of the engine shop at Jet Aviation Basel. "Our acquired expertise extends to P&WC’s improved number four bearing carbon seal and seal runner [under SB 72-47217], which can also be incorporated with the baffle replacement.”
Earlier this year, the Basel maintenance center received approval from the EASA to operate its new Honeywell auxiliary power unit overhaul facility for the GTCP36-100/150 series.