Jet Aviation Basel launches Honeywell APU overhaul facility


Jet Aviation and Honeywell Aerospace at EBACE 2016

Jet Aviation Basel recently received approval from the EASA to operate its new Honeywell Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) overhaul facility for the GTCP36 Series.

Jet Aviation Basel was appointed last year by Honeywell to establish an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) overhaul facility to help meet customer demand for Honeywell APU support in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Hans-Peter Amacher, manager of the Engine Shop at Jet Aviation Basel said: “Ensuring the safety of our customers is our paramount goal, and our certified APU technicians also strive for fast turnarounds to get aircraft back in the air as quickly as possible. Through our commitment to continuous improvement, we have developed and introduced new work processes throughout our facilities to help improve operational efficiency and production capabilities. To further reduce engine downtime, we have also expanded our parts inventory, which now includes exchange units.”

Johannes Turzer, senior vice president and general manager Maintenance Center Basel added: “We’ve worked closely with Honeywell for many years and have a lot of experience with their products. Our investment in tooling, parts and training for the GTCP36 Series underscores our commitment to providing quality maintenance support for our mutual customers. We are eager to begin putting our new capabilities and expertise to good use.”