DUBAI / October 23, 2018 – Jet Aviation is pleased to announce it successfully performed two simultaneous 192-month C-Checks on Gulfstream GVs in Dubai. Both checks were combined with a number of service bulletins. The company recently redelivered the aircraft to two separate customers.
As a factory authorized service center for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Jet Aviation’s maintenancecenter in Dubai supports the full line of Gulfstream large cabin business jets. The facility recently delivered two C-Checks on Gulfstream GV aircraft that were carried out at the same time.
The 192-month C-Check is a heavy inspection that requires the majority of the aircraft’s components to be inspected. To take advantage of the downtime, both C-Checks on the GV deliveries were combined with a number of service bulletins, including double engine changes and minor refurbishments, with rather extensive maintenance structural corrosion repairs on one of the aircraft.
“Undertaking two projects of this magnitude at once is a considerable undertaking that requires great skilland organization,” said Hardy Butschi, Jet Aviation’s vice president of regional operations in the Middle East and general manager of Dubai. “Thousands of man-hours were dedicated to completing the two projects in a timely manner to both customers’ great satisfaction.
“Customers appreciate our experience, expertise and flexibility with large inspections and regularly take the opportunity to combine scheduled maintenance with other service offerings,” said Butschi. “Combining scheduled inspections with other service offerings is our way of delivering the highest benefit to our customers.”
Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Dubai has been operating a D-1-rated NDT Shop since 2015, and currently performs Eddy Current Testing (ET), Florescent Penetrant Inspections (FPI) and Ultrasonic Testing (UT).
Jet Aviation also supports a fully-staffed Line Maintenance Station at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South. The team recently supported a grounded aircraft in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Jet Aviation Dubai’s maintenance and FBO location was established in May 2005 as a joint venture company with the Al Mulla Business Group. The facility has a total of 4,200 square meters (45,192 square feet) of hangar space, a workshop area of 1,000 square meters (10,760 square feet) and a two-story FBO building with an area of 1,050 square meters (11,300 square feet). The facility holds EASA #145.0317 maintenance approval and is an FAA #U8JY426Y repair station. It also holds Bahrain CAA, Bermuda DCA, Cayman CAA, India DGCA, San Marino CAA, Saudi Arabia GACA, UAE GCAA (NAA), Pakistan CAA and Afghan CAA approvals. Jet Aviation Dubai is an authorized service center for maintenance and warranty support to Boeing BBJ, the Gulfstream G150, G200, GIV and GV, G450, G550 and G650 series, the Dassault Falcon 900, 2000 and 7X series, and full service capability for Hawker Beechcraft 800/900 series, Airbus ACJ family and Embraer Legacy aircraft. The company expanded its VIP handling services to Dubai South in 2012 and opened its new FBO at the shared terminal in November 2017.