Basel - Maintenance

With 50 years of experience, we provide the full range of maintenance services for most current models and the majority of out-of-production models of Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream aircraft. 

Whether your aircraft is due for heavy base maintenance (e.g. D-check), requires a major modification or alteration of the airframe, or could use an upgrade in its cockpit or cabin (SatCom, IFE or cabin management systems), our technicians receive the best available training to meet the highest business aviation standards.

As FAA #QV1Y440K, and the EASA #CH.145.0232-rated aircraft repair stations with numerous national aviation authority approvals, we can obtain any missing national approvals necessary to service your aircraft. 

With half a decade of experience, we provide the full range of maintenance services for most models and the majority of out-of-production models of Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream aircraft.

Jet Aviation Basel’s Direct Sales team ensures full support for various aircraft types, mainly Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream, Bombardier, Embraer, Boeing and Airbus. We provide high quality Spare Parts and AOG support 24/7.

We also offer engineering solutions, Refurbishment and manufacturing capabilities, tool rentals and repair solutions. Our in-house shops offer you maximum flexibility and storage capacity.

 

Our dedicated OEM teams for Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault Falcon, Embraer and Gulfstream aircraft at Jet Aviation Basel consist of experienced airframe mechanics performing the full range of maintenance inspections, from minor modifications up to heavy maintenance. We also do major modifications and alterations of airframes, as well as upgrades of cockpit and cabin electronic systems. 

Our technicians receive the best available training, followed by special type ratings from aircraft manufacturers or leading global training centers. In addition, we offer complete avionics installation solutions, including glass cockpit display retrofits and we enjoy a strong relationship with all manufacturers. 

Authorizations

  • Aruba DCA
  • Azerbaijan SCAA
  • Bahrain CAA
  • Bermuda DCA
  • Brasil ANAC
  • Burkina Faso ANAC
  • Cameroon CAA
  • Canada TCCA
  • Cayman Islands CAA
  • Gabon DGCA
  • Guernsey DCA
  • India DGCA
  • Kazakhstan CAC
  • Libya CAA
  • Malaysia DCA
  • Nigeria CAA
  • Oman DGCAM
  • Philippines
  • Qatar DCA
  • Russia CAA
  • Saudi Arabia GACA
  • South African CAA
  • Swiss FOCA (EASA)
  • Turkish DGCA
  • UAE GCAA

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Our newly refurbished and expanded engine shop is staffed by highly skilled engine technicians who provide major repairs on Honeywell engines including MPI. We also perform line maintenance on Rolls Royce, Pratt & Whitney, General Electric and other engines found on the aircraft we maintain. As an authorized Honeywell service center since 1975 and recently appointed Honeywell APU Heavy Repair Facility, we regularly perform TFE731 MPI and CFE738 MPI / MIDPOINT inspections. In addition we perform major repairs on HTF7000. We work with state-of-the art equipment including advanced boroscope tools. With our Mobil Repair Team (MRT) we provide AOG services and engine repairs in the field and keep several rental engines and APUs on stock to reduce downtime.

Capabilities

  • Honeywell CFE 738 series       
    Mid Point Inspection (MPI), modifications, major repairs
  • Honeywell TFE 731 series          
    Major Periodic Inspection (MPI), modifications, major repairs
  • Honeywell HTF 7000 (AS907) series major repairs
  • All routine inspections up to 8,000 hours inspection, combustion liner replacement, modifications, repairs
  • Pratt & Whitney PW305, 307, 308 
    Line Maintenance, modifications & minor repair tasks
    On PW307A engines bevel gear oil shield replacement iaw SB 72-47178
  • Honeywell APU GTCP 36-100/-150 series
    Hot Section Inspection (HSI), heavy repairs, modifications, APU upgrades from -100 to -150
  • Honeywell APU RE220
    Hot Section Inspection (HSI), modifications, repairs
  • Microturbo APU Saphire series
    Hot Section Inspection (HSI), modifications,repairs
     

Engines

Honeywell, TFE 731 series (MPI), CFE 738 (MPI / MIDPOINT Inspection), HTF 7000 series, ATF3-6, Pratt & Whitney, PW305, 307, 308, General Electric, CF6, CF-34, GE CJ 610 series, GE CF 700 series, General Electric-Snecma CFM 56, Rolls Royce BR700/BR710, Spey, Tay, AE 3007, Trent 500, RB 211, IAE V2500

APU

Honeywell APU Overhaul Facility GTCP 36-100/-150 series (HSI)
Honeywell GTCP 331-200, GTCP 331-200, GTCP 36 series (HSI), GTCP 131-9 series, Honeywell RE220
Mictroturbo Saphir series (HSI)

With over 30 years of experience in painting and protecting aircraft from corrosion, we ensure the highest quality painting standards available today. In our dedicated on-site paint hangar, we are painting aircraft up to the size of the Boeing 737-800 and the Airbus A320 or supervising the painting of larger aircraft at an external location. Our Basel Design Studio will work closely with you to develop the exact look you want your aircraft to have. This can include elaborate designs that require detailed craftsmanship, complicated paint work, or the use of printed film to produce logos, photos and illustrations.

We offer a wide selection of exterior paint liveries and our paint technicians are expert at applying high gloss, depth and exact color to your aircraft. In 2012, we added a new vinyl cutting room where we can now create aircraft registrations and a wide range of technical markings.

Capabilities

  • Aircraft exterior painting
  • Vinyl cutter rooms which allows cutting paint masks / registrations and technical markings
  • Aircraft Paint repair during maintenance input
  • Painting of components and sheet metal parts, including aircraft wheels
  • Dedicated paint hangar for aircraft up to Boeing 737-800, Airbus A320
  • Detailed VIP paint schemes and exterior rendering production to customer requirements

Our newly refurbished and expanded wheel shop is staffed by highly skilled wheel technicians who provide outstanding maintenance on aircraft wheels. Our wheel technicians replace tires with the shortest turnaround time and perform extensive wheel overhauls. Overhaul includes full new painting, detailed inspection of all wheel components, NDT inspection and dynamic balancing. 

Capabilities

  • Tire change
  • Wheel repair and overhaul, SB / SL implementation
  • Rims re-painting
  • Dynamic balancing
  • Exchange wheels

It is important to us that the details of your cabin are exactly as you wish them to be. Our interior team custom tailors your aircraft using the finest hand-selected material from around the world coupled with superior craftsmanship. To safeguard our quality standards as well as the integrity of your vision, we maintain three specialized departments, including upholstery, cabinetry, finishing and paint.

In our upholstery shop, we have you choose all the materials to be used to ensure your personal taste is reflected in your aircraft, right down to the stitching in the seams. And to achieve the customization and quality you expect we do much of our work by hand. From the leather on your seats, divans, cabinets and sidewalls to your embroidered wall textiles, your cabin’s upholstery is truly hand-crafted, whether you require a simple repair or a complete cabin refurbishment.

Our cabinet shop artisans create lightweight furniture that is as functional as it is beautiful. We are highly trained in the fine arts of woodworking and veneering and our shop is fully equipped to either modify or reconfigure your entire cabin. Our team of craftsmen also has the advanced skills to do hardwood moldings, inlays, exotic veneer applications and many other complex furniture designs that you envision.

Within our finish and paint shop, our technicians have the knowledge, techniques and skills to repair cosmetic damage to any surface and are experienced at doing or restoring any fauxfinish work. We only apply finish and varnish systems of the finest quality to assure your satisfaction and stand the test of time. With our exclusive, state-of-the-art varnish system, we guarantee your cabinets will have a superior brilliance and color for years to come.  

Capabilities

  • Aircraft cabin refurbishment
  • Repairs on aircraft furniture
  • Surface touch up repairs / polishing
  • Cabin refresh / Varnishing
  • Upholstery repairs / services
  • Bolster up and upgrading seats and divans
  • Carpet repair / replacement
  • Vinyl floor replacement

Our skilled sheet metal shop team is experienced in structure maintenance on Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault Falcon, Embraer and Gulfstream aircraft. Whether you need repairs, modifications, service bulletins (SBs) or airworthiness directives (ADs), our sheet metal services can be provided where needed, be it on site or at our customer’s location. Our E-drill technology equipment provides a fast and cost effective solution to reduce aircraft damage and eliminates repetitive injuries. Should an AOG event require sheet metal work or if our services are requested by another MRO, we are also able to send a team abroad on very short notice. 

Capabilities

  • Repairs on aircraft structure
  • Modification on aircraft structure (Installation of antenna) 
  • Implementation of aircraft structure related Service Bulletin / Service Letter 
  • Flap peening
  • Dent removal with EDR technology
  • Repairs on aircraft component (Flap, Air Intake, etc.)
  • E-drill technology

As an Authorized Repair Station for Universal Avionics Systems for more than 15 years, our components shop is highly skilled at repairing Flight Management Systems (FMS). We also have considerable experience in updating Honeywell’s EGPWS (Terrain Database / Software). As a single source for your component needs, we further provide maintenance on coffee makers, ovens and water heaters, so you are assured necessary services quickly and easily.

Capabilities

  • Universal Avionics FMS Repair Station
  • Honeywell EGPWS Software/Database updating
  • Coffee Makers Servicing (Clean – Test – Repair)
  • Galley Ovens Servicing (Clean – Test – Repair)
  • Water Heaters Servicing (Clean – Test – Repair)

Keeping equipment and tools in compliance our calibration laboratory is offering high quality services to third party, including MROs, airlines and industrial enterprises. We provide commercial instrument and test equipment calibration for a wide variety of measurements and tests.

Capabilities

  • Torque calibration
  • Pressure calibration
  • Electrical calibration
  • Crimping tool calibration
  • Micrometer – Calliper calibration
  • Aircraft weighing scales calibration

We have the expertise and tools to reliably test and repair a wide range of business jet instruments. Our instrument shop is one of the very few in Europe that is qualified to provide these services. Our specialties include aircraft instruments, air data systems, Emergency Locator Transmitters, and the testing, downloading and analysis of flight/cockpit voice recorders, especially L3Com and Honeywell.

Capabilities

Test and repair of a wide range of business jet instruments including
  • instruments 
  • air data systems
  • Emergency Locator Transmitters
  • downloading and analysis of flight/cockpit voice recorders, especially L3Com and Honeywell

Our survival equipment shop is dedicated to making sure your equipment functions perfectly when you need it most. We are specialists in the testing and repair of life rafts. One of the most important aspects of such a check is the bottle at the heart of the inflation system. If the cylinder is either underweight or overweight, servicing is mandatory. The cylinder inspection and testing is just one aspect of the thorough check the life raft receives in our shop. We also service survival equipment with just one thing in mind - saving your life.

Capabilities

  • Winslow repair station
  • Testing and repair of life rafts
  • Service survival equipment (life vest, etc.)  
 

We offer in-house battery servicing, performing various tasks on different types of batteries and emergency power supplies. The services include periodic and regular checks, general overhauls, and EASA / FAA / PCA release forms.

Our avionics team is well informed about the latest avionics technology, and stays abreast of the requirements set by aviation authorities. Clients count on us to keep them up to date and prepared for customized solutions to all their avionics needs. Our avionics engineers plan the integration of avionics systems as well as the wiring that provides you with outlets and ports where you want them while our avionics modification group will perform the avionics systems integration in your aircraft to the highest quality standards.

Capabilities

ACCS, Aerocom, Cobham/Artex, UTC Aerospace/Audio International, Aircell, Avtech, B&D Instruments, B.F. Goodrich, CCC, Concorde, CMC ICG INC., Honeywell/EMS Solution, Flight Vision, Gables, Garmin, General Electric, Honeywell, Honeywell/Baker Electronics, ICG, IDC/Kollsman, Jaeger/Thomson/Sextant, JET, L-3 Communications, Liebherr, Litton System, Loral, Max-Viz, Motorola, PGA Rockwell Collins, Sennheiser, SAFT, SecurAplane,  Smith, Team, Teledyne, Thales/Aaxilee, Cobham/Thrane & Thrane, Zodia Aerospace/TIA, True North, Universal Avionics Systems

Our non-destructive testing (NDT) services will help you identify and analyze problems with your aircraft before they put you in danger. NDT inspections are typically carried out during production, regular scheduled maintenance and in the cause of unexpected events.

Our NDT specialists have the equipment, qualification and experience to inspect all aircraft that are currently flying whether located at a Jet Aviation facility or at any other location worldwide. As members of the Swiss National NDT Board, our experts also take an active role in implementing and harmonizing NDT standards within the European aerospace industry.

In mid-2013, the refurbishment and expansion of our NDT shop was completed with the Penetrant Inspection System modernized and changed from immersion tank to electrostatic spraying application. The design of the new system integrates a vacuum distillation device that filters industrial waste water for future use, allowing energy savings in an environmentally friendly way.  

Capabilities

  • Radiographic testing
  • Ultrasound testing
  • Eddy Current testing
  • Magnetic particle testing
  • Fluorescent penetrant testing
  • Infrared testing