Jet Aviation has begun offering line maintenance through its new hangar facility in Zurich. The worldwide aviation services provider expanded its operations at Zurich Airport in June last year with the acquisition of the former ExecuJet FBO, known now as the North FBO, which includes a passenger terminal, 27,000-sq-ft (2,500-sq-m) and 54,000-sq-ft hangars, and 100,000 sq ft of ramp space.
The Zurich facility will initially receive approval under an extension of the company’s Basel site authorization before it undergoes an audit by the Swiss civil aviation authority for line maintenance repair station approval.
It has already received authorization to perform line maintenance on Gulfstreams and other aircraft, and the company has brought in AOG engineer Michael Luethi to manage the station. The new offering adds another service to the location, which already provides FBO ground handling and fueling, making it a one-stop shop. Jet Aviation also offers base maintenance in Basel, Geneva, Vienna, Dubai, and Singapore, along with global AOG support.
“Line maintenance is a fantastic complement to our base maintenance and AOG service offering in Europe,” said Stefan Verkaik, Jet Aviation’s director of aftermarket services and AOG. “Establishing a line maintenance base in Zurich eases those situations when it is more difficult to move an aircraft or mechanics.”