Stevens Aviation was recently approved as an Authorized Vendor for Jet Aviation Flight Services, Inc. (JAFS). To receive this designation, Stevens Aviation passed a rigorous on-site audit of the facility and processes at the Greenville, S.C. MRO location (GYH), which oversees Stevens’ AOG and mobile maintenance teams.
The inspection verifies that Stevens Aviation’s AOG Rapid-Response Team is authorized to service any aircraft from the managed fleet at JAFS. Stevens’ mobile maintenance team operates 14 hubs east of the Mississippi, with 30 technicians and 15 trucks.
The on-site inspections included a review of Stevens’ repair station and quality assurance manuals, as well as a walk-through of the tool room, technician libraries, quality assurance department, and a tour to review daily housekeeping. Stevens Aviation is certified by the FAA as a Part 145 Repair Station for maintenance, repair and overhaul. Stevens is also AS9110 certified, which exceeds civilian standards and allows Stevens to service military aircraft.
In addition to becoming an Authorized Vendor, Stevens Aviation is also participating in JAFS’ “Train the Trainer” program, which allows Stevens to perform scheduled inspections on certified aircraft. Robert Harclerode, AOG/Mobile Maintenance Manager at Stevens, is now qualified to train site leads and technicians as a JAFS RII approved inspector.
“I feel that we will exceed Jet Aviation Flight Services’ standards as an Authorized Vendor in terms of safety, accessibility and excellence,” states Randy Smith, Vice President of AOG/Mobile Maintenance at Stevens.
Jet Aviation is a global leader in the business aviation industry, offering maintenance, completions, refurbishment, FBO, aircraft charter, aircraft management and aircraft support services. “On behalf of all of us at Jet Aviation Flight Services Inc., we sincerely welcome Stevens Aviation as our newest approved vendor. The organization’s strong support of our authorization process demonstrates Steven Aviation’s willingness to make supporting our managed fleet a priority,” says Thomas Butler, Quality Assurance Inspector at JAFS.