Good Morning. I am Robin and I have been working for SWISS for four years and recently became a licensed Aircraft Engineer B1 at SWISS. I will be your Instagramer of the month in October.
Since I was a child, I have always had a great passion for airplanes and became completely infatuated with its mechanical and electrical systems. My aviation career started in 2011, after a successful apprenticeship I went abroad to work in the UK for some time and in 2016, I finally joined the SWISS Family.
My current work place is at Zurich-Airport in our Hangar #3, the main home base of our long-haul aircraft, and in the Hangar #2 where we maintain the short-haul fleet of SWISS.
It is our highest priority that our fleet is always in top technical condition. An aircraft consists of several million individual parts. To keep this highly complex system and all its mechanical and electronic components in the best technical condition at all times, there is an elaborate system of maintenance work.
Every SWISS aircraft undergoes a rigorous technical inspection before every flight (“Preflight check”). In addition, comprehensive maintenance work is carried out at precise intervals. We at SWISS perform the following checks on our (and Edelweiss’) entire fleet:
- Daily check (check of individual functions, inspection of tires and breaks, replenish oil and hydraulic fluids, visual inspection of cabin and exterior > done on a daily basis)
- Weekly check (combination of daily check plus additional tasks > weekly checks)
- A-Checks (general inspection of interior and exterior, engines are examined, function tests are conducted on its various computers and the cabin is brought back into tip-top shape > to be performed every 800 – 1000 flight hours).
In addition to those regular checks, we also perform trouble rectification for unplanned tasks, which may occur anytime, such as bird strikes after take-off or modifications. Further checks, along with the heavy maintenance visits, are conducted by external companies. As per 2021, we will insource the C-Checks on our A220 fleet and perform it in-house.
I am thrilled to give you an insight into our Maintenance world at SWISS and I hope you do like what you will see.