Textron Aviation recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Zurich, Switzerland service center. The facility was one of two in Europe that it acquired in December 2012 from General Dynamics FBO, aircraft charter, maintenance, completions, and staffing services provider subsidiary Jet Aviation. At the time of the acquisition, the Zurich center served as a Cessna Citation Service Center until Textron wrapped up its acquisition of Beechcraft in 2014 and began servicing that brand, as well as Hawker.
In the intervening years, the Zurich center has grown and expanded its capabilities to include comprehensive maintenance and paint capabilities. Services include routine checks and inspections, in addition to extensive avionics and interior upgrades. A mechanical shop at the center performs wheel, brake, and battery repair and exchange, as well as servicing of major structural components.
It also offers foreign repair approval and is certified by the FAA, EASA, and other international regulators.