Jet Aviation’s Basel, Switzerland has received approval for heavy maintenance on the Boeing 777, extending its work scope for the widebody jet. The new approval also includes 15-year checks.
Jet Aviation (Stand 450) has purchased the specialized tools and invested in training for the heavy maintenance tasks on the 777, in response to market demand for the new capability. The Basel facility holds maintenance approval for more than 50 aircraft types and provides completions services for the 777, as well as all narrow- and widebody airframes.
With six hangars that total more than 36,700 sq m and 13,500 sq m of workshops, Jet Aviation Basel is an authorized maintenance facility for Airbus Corporate Jets, Boeing Business Jets, Embraer Executive Jets, and Gulfstream Aerospace.
“Maintenance is one of our core businesses in EMEA,” said Jeremie Caillet, Jet Aviation's senior v-p regional operations EMEA, “and this scope extension is a further example of our continued commitment to meet the evolving requirements of customers across our network.”
To continue serving its EMEA customers, Jet Aviation also announced an expansion of its maintenance, interiors, non-destructive testing (NDT), line maintenance, and on-site support capabilities at its Dubai International Airport facility. This includes adding modular tail-docking equipment for heavy structural repairs, as well as new avionics modification and upgrade services and high-speed satcom installations.
The NDT services include eddy current and ultrasonic and expanded on-site borescope inspection.
“Over the past year we have seen more requests for larger cabin refurbishment, structural repair projects, avionic modifications, and upgrades at our fixed-wing maintenance site in Dubai and have adapted and expanded our capabilities to match,” said Hardy Bütschi, Jet Aviation's v-p regional operations Middle East and general manager Dubai.