Jet Aviation’s MRO facility in Geneva, Switzerland, recently conducted its first Honeywell DU-875 Elite cockpit display upgrade and cockpit printer upgrade on a Global Express XRS. To minimize downtime, the upgrade was performed in conjunction with a required 120-month check, Geneva’s second such inspection on a Global Express series aircraft.
All flight deck display units were replaced. The cockpit printer was a necessary add on to the DU875 installation and required a new engineering and certification package.
In addition, several cabinetry pieces were repaired and restored. The aircraft’s exterior also received paint touch-ups, bright work, airframe polishing and a Teflon coating. The entire project required 6,000 man-hours and was delivered ahead of schedule following a successful check flight.
“We’re delighted with the quality of workmanship in Geneva,” said the customer’s representative, Jean Charles Rami, maintenance manager for AKDN Logistics. “The facility truly demonstrated its full range of capabilities and the customer service was excellent. Issues were dealt with promptly and the staff was friendly, skilled and highly competent. For operational reasons, we required an earlier delivery than initially planned. The Geneva team was fully cooperative in shifting priorities and actually delivered the project ahead of schedule. The entire undertaking was completed to our full satisfaction.”
January 16, 2017