Jet Aviation’s maintenance center has recently completed its first Honeywell DU-875 ELITE cockpit display upgrade with a 120-month heavy check on a Global Express XRS. The MRO facility conducted cockpit display upgrade and cockpit printer upgrade on a large-cabin, ultra-long-range Global Express XRS.
The upgrade was done in conjunction with a required 120-month check to minimize the aircraft’s downtime.
During the upgrade, all Flight Deck display units on the aircraft were replaced with a new Honeywell Primus Elite DU-875 display system. The DU-875 is ideal for planned growth functionality to support future situational awareness while further providing general purpose application processing and advanced graphics. The new cockpit printer was necessary for the DU875 installation and required a new engineering and certification package.
Numerous cabinetry pieces were repaired and restored apart from the heavy maintenance inspection and DU-875 upgrade. Paint touch-ups, bright work, airframe polishing and a Teflon coating application was done on the aircraft exterior. The project as a whole required 6000 man-hours and was delivered before the time allotted following a successful check flight.
“We’re delighted with the quality of workmanship in Geneva,” said customer 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.”|
Cyril Martiniere, Jet Aviation’s managing director of the Geneva facility, said, “Our primary goal is to meet our customers’ service needs to the highest standards. To ensure the quality of our services, we constantly invest in our personnel, equipment and relationships with the OEMs and other suppliers. We also draw on our global network to maximize synergies through shared knowledge, skills, resources and capabilities.”