Jet Aviation Basel installs tail and wing dock
Basel has recently installed dock for BBJ and ACJ aircraft in wide-body hangar
Jet Aviation Basel has
recently installed a tail and wing dock certified for BBJ and Airbus A320
series aircraft in its wide-body hangar. This new dock platform will help to
reduce aircraft downtime during 12-year inspections by up to 6 weeks.
Intended to facilitate the
12-year BBJ inspection, Jet Aviation Basel has added a tail and wing-docking
platform to its wide-body hangar, enabling complete access to all areas of the
tail on all four levels, as well as full structural inspection of the wings.
The new custom-built dock station is certified for the Boeing 737 and Airbus
320 series per EU standards and is fitted with air and electricity.
“The tail and wing dock
enables easier access to the aircraft, minimizing downtime while aiding us in
meeting the highest safety and quality standards,” says Johannes Turzer, vice
president and accountable manager of maintenance services at Jet Aviation
Basel. “We recently completed a 12-year BBJ inspection, together with repairs
and a modification, performing over 8,400 man-hours in just 7 weeks of aircraft