Geneva Airpark has obtained Part 145 certification, formalising the expertise of its teams in providing and expanding its range of technical services within its 10,000 sqm hangar. The certificate was issued by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) in Switzerland in August. This approval is necessary to provide line maintenance services for business jets within Geneva Airpark’s infrastructure, to guarantee that they comply with manufacturer manuals and to maintain the validity of each aircraft’s airworthiness certificate.
“Obtaining the Part 145 line maintenance certification is an important step for Geneva Airpark and its clients,” says Sophie Mabire, Geneva Airpark general manager. “It demonstrates our whole team’s high level of professionalism and our commitment to regularly develop additional services at the forefront of the requirements of the aeronautical sector, business aviation and its various stakeholders. The capacity of the Geneva Airpark hangar is perfectly suited to line maintenance operations, alongside short, medium or long-term hangaring for the planes.”
Line maintenance services that are now carried out within the Geneva Airpark hangar comprise tyre pressure services, oxygen services and fuel drainage. The services are intended for several types of business jets from manufacturers including Bombardier, Gulfstream and Dassault. Ultimately, Geneva Airpark’s aim will be to regularly expand its range of services to be able to offer them to a wider range of manufacturers.
Despite the difficulties arising from the current health crisis, Geneva Airpark’s technical teams were able to start the required training programmes as soon as certification was granted.
Geneva Airpark has been operational at Geneva airport for 11 years and offers a range of services for business aviation. The company has 20,000 sqm of facilities, including hangarage, apron, offices and a car park, all directly accessible from the runway, near Terminal C3 of Geneva International airport.