First 192-month check on a Gulfstream V for Jet Aviation in Geneva

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Jet Aviation’s maintenance center in Geneva, Switzerland, recently completed its first 192-month, ultra-heavy maintenance check on a Gulfstream V.

The inspection was performed together with service bulletins and a water line ribbon heater upgrade. Extensive overhauls of all major aircraft systems and structures were performed during the inspection, including complete removal of the cabin and cargo compartments; removal of both engines and the APU; opening of the floor for fuselage skin and floor structure inspection; testing of the landing gear; and structural inspection of the wing panels.

To help reduce downtime, the MRO facility established a special team of sheet metal engineers to work three shifts throughout the day. Special arrangements were also made to reinforce the company’s normal weekend availability.

January 5, 2017

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Izzy has been part of the Business Jet Interiors International team since its second issue, and the editor since 2011. She also edits Auditoria, Railway Interiors International and Winter Sports Technology International. Outside of work, Izzy is rediscovering her love of art by learning how to paint with watercolors.

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