Reliable Jet Maintenance in our Full-Service Aircraft Management Program
Our comprehensive approach to private jet maintenance emphasizes safety, regulatory compliance and operational efficiency. Jet Linx utilizes an advanced continued airworthiness maintenance program that emphasizes data collection and analysis to ensure that our private jet maintenance program remains adequate, effective and continues to produce desired outcomes.
With local teams performing maintenance in-house as often as possible, any planned or unplanned maintenance event will be taken care of quickly and efficiently. If local Jet Linx teams cannot perform maintenance in-house, or if extra parts are required, a full-time Quality Control team at the National Operations Center coordinates all moving parts to ensure a vetted partner makes the proper repairs in a timely fashion.
From our line crews to our accounting office, trust and transparency are offered at every turn. Owners can expect the best in private jet safety, service, and value.
Our Buying Power Saves You Money
Private jet maintenance costs with Jet Linx remain extremely competitive because we leverage the size of the third-largest national Part 135 fleet with full-time, trained local service teams that maintain strong relationships with industry partners in order to offer unbeatable value to aircraft owners. Due to the size of our fleet, we qualify for volume discounts that other operators don’t qualify for. As our client, you can expect a minimum savings of 15% on maintenance expenses. The savings are passed on to you, undercutting thousands of dollars in private jet maintenance cost.
The Highest Standards of Safety in Private Aviation Maintenance
Safety is embedded throughout the private jet maintenance process through the Continuing Analysis and Surveillance System (CASS), technician training and vendor management. CASS is a system that air carriers and commercial operators use to monitor, analyze, and optimize the performance and effectiveness of their air carrier maintenance programs. Through data collection and analysis, CASS ensures that maintenance programs are adequate, effective and consistently produce the desired outcome. Per FAA regulation, a CASS system is mandated for the maintenance of private jets capable of holding ten or more passengers, but Jet Linx uses CASS on every aircraft in the fleet, no matter the size. However, CASS remains just one of ten parts of the Continued Airworthiness Maintenance Program at Jet Linx. We provide in-house solutions at a level that few other operators are capable of.
What Goes into Maintaining a Private Jet
Regular Private Jet Maintenance
As a Jet Linx client, you don’t have to worry about coordinating or performing maintenance – our team takes care of everything. Our private jet maintenance teams utilize state-of-the-art software to stay on top of complex timelines and ensure that our private jets remain airworthy. This system allows monitoring of more than 4,500 nationwide private jets of 180 different makes and models. Whenever possible, jet maintenance is scheduled together as a batch, meaning that efficiency and safety are maximized while reducing costs for our clients.
If specialized equipment or parts are necessary, only vetted industry partners perform the service, often for discounted rates. Many of these partners provide support onsite at Jet Linx facilities, working side-by-side with our in-house technicians. Your aircraft will always be in good hands
All Jet Linx aircraft are placed on FAA-approved jet maintenance inspection programs, and all outside vendors are audited in accordance with FAA-approved standards. When private jet maintenance teams are unable to perform inspections on-site, the work is completed by vendors that have been vetted and approved by Jet Linx Quality Control teams. Jet Linx teams and management from each vendor meet on a scheduled basis to discuss process improvements and strategies to reduce owner costs while improving downtime.
Private Jet Maintenance Team
Jet Linx maintains locally-based maintenance teams to support a quicker return to service whenever required. A local presence allows our private jet maintenance teams to get the job quickly and at a lower cost than other providers. Jet Linx also maintains full control over training and regular audits are performed to ensure that the highest standards of safety and service are being exceeded on a continual basis.
Private jet maintenance technicians at Jet Linx must adhere to stringent training requirements. All technicians must have an Airframe and Powerplant license prior to employment, and must participate in the random sampling drug and alcohol program. All initial training with Jet Linx requires an assessment with an annual review, including a 24-month recurrent training requirement to continue training and working on like-aircraft types in fleet.
During onboarding and every 24 months thereafter, all technicians receive training on human factors, suspected unapproved parts, the Jet Linx Safety Management System, fatigue management and hazardous materials. Company policy also requires further scrutiny on Required Inspection Items (RII) such as more critical components.
Repairs and Aircraft Part Replacement
For each part request, Jet Linx Quality Assurance teams source at least three quotes to offer the best price to owners, and a logistical review ensures an efficient delivery method. Historical ordering data is also reviewed on a consistent basis to pre-purchase future parts at a reduced cost. Further review of performance metrics allows for the most efficient shipping method and reduced order wait times.
All products ordered from part vendors are subject to quality assurance review to certify that parts are reliable and compliant. Jet Linx has built-in layers to ensure that parts are not only safe and effective, but priced fairly as well.
Aircraft cleaning is coordinated through strict and rigorous scheduled intervals to ensure the highest level of safety and the best possible experience for clients and members. Our private jets aren’t just shimmering clean, they’re sanitized with a state-of-the-art line of products. Jet Linx is the first and only operator in the worldwide aviation industry to utilize the BIOPROTECTUs™ System, which encompasses an array of EPA registered and FDA compliant technologies that disinfect and provide long-term antimicrobial protection against problematic viruses, bacteria, fungi, algae and mold. The antimicrobial formulation used was proven by two Centers of Excellence of the Global Virus Network (GVN) to kill and provide residual surface protection against SARS-CoV-2 (the unique coronavirus that causes COVID-19) for more than six weeks. When members and clients board our planes, they can rest assured that they have been cleaned and sanitized to the highest degree. Keeping our owners and members safe remains a top priority.
Maintenance Safety Oversight
Auditing of external vendors remains a critical safety aspect when Jet Linx technicians are not performing maintenance. For larger inspections that require tooling not housed at Jet Linx facilities, only approved vendors are used. Approval must come before a vendor performs maintenance and a 24 month onsite inspection interval must occur for vendors to maintain ‘approved’ status. Primary vendors are always selected first, while secondary vendors are used as needed for unscheduled maintenance events.
Maintenance teams at Jet Linx Base locations undergo the same rigorous reviews and audits as outside vendors. The Safety Department, in combination with the Maintenance Department, reviews events and performance, but also ensures the shelf life and approval of parts and tools.
Save Thousands in Private Jet Maintenance Costs with Jet Linx
Jet Fuel Savings
As one of the single largest expenses in aircraft ownership, Jet Linx researches the best programs to negotiate the best prices through partnerships with fuel vendors and FBO’s nationwide. All savings related to fuel costs are passed on to our clients, which can add up to thousands of dollars per year.
National Fleet Purchasing Power
With the third-largest Part 135 fleet in the nation, our business volume compels industry partners to offer us the most competitive prices on the market for parts, labor, repairs and inspections. H3 Private Jet Maintenance Cost Savings: With established relationships in the maintenance industry, paired with discounts leveraged from the size of our fleet and volume of business, Jet Linx clients stand to save up to 15% on private jet maintenance costs.
Our Aircraft Maintenance Partners
When outside vendors perform aircraft maintenance, they must first undergo a rigorous auditing process requiring an onsite inspection every two years. When outsourced maintenance is relegated to a trusted partner, a Quality Control Manager still reviews and approves the process before the aircraft may return to service.