Beechcraft Corporation and its aftermarket service and support organization, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS), today announced the appointment of Air Service Basel in Switzerland as an authorized service center (ASC) for the company’s King Air aircraft series.
Air Service Basel, which began operation in 1967, is a full service FBO, as well as an EASA and FAA approved Maintenance Organization and Repair Station at the Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse (LFSB / LSZM) in Switzerland. Air Service Basel’s maintenance department includes a highly qualified team of licensed aircraft mechanics with a wide range of capabilities for piston, turboprop and turbine aircraft.
With this designation as an ASC, the facility is now authorized to provide line and base maintenance to the complete range of Beechcraft King Air products.
Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., GCS is dedicated to improving the value of both Hawker and Beechcraft aircraft by employing products and services to simplify aircraft ownership, reduce operating cost and increase resale value. GCS is comprised of five functional groups that include Support Plus (cost predictability/warranty programs), Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution (genuine factory parts), Hawker Beechcraft Services (factory-owned service centers), Technical Support (Field Support Representatives, Hot Line specialists and Technical Publications) and Global Mission Support (government business and special mission maintenance / training support).
Beechcraft designs, builds and supports versatile and globally renowned aircraft, including the King Air turboprops, piston-engine Baron and Bonanza, and the T-6 trainer and AT-6 light attack military aircraft. Its 5,400 highly skilled employees are focused on continuously improving the company’s products and services which are sold to individuals, businesses and governments worldwide. In business since 1932, Beechcraft has built more than 54,000 aircraft and more than 36,000 continue flying today. It leads the industry with a global network of more than 90 factory-owned and authorized service centers. The company’s headquarters and major manufacturing facilities are located in Wichita, Kan. For more information, visit beechcraft.com or follow us on Twitter @Beechcraft.