For mechanics enthusiasts
Is your group eager to gain an exciting insight into the world of aircraft maintenance? If so, the SR Technics and SWISS tour is the perfect choice. You will visit the maintenance hangars and discover interesting facts about the engines in the «turbo hangar». On this two-and-a-half hour tour, you will be accompanied by a tour guide with many years of experience in the field of aircraft maintenance.
Price per group
|Number of participants
|Up to 20 participants
|Up to 40 participants
|All prices in CHF (incl. VAT)
Details of the guided tour
Aircraft maintenance tour
This tour visits the different areas of aircraft maintenance. The group will be accompanied by an experienced guide throughout the tour. The guides are either current or retired employees of SR Technics or SWISS.
Arrival 2 is the meeting point, followed by the security check. The group will then walk to Observation Deck B, from where a bus will transfer them to the maintenance area.
The first stop is the logistics area, where the engines are subjected to an incoming inspection or prepared for transport to the customer.
The next stop is the SR Technics workshop. Here, countless individual parts are checked, cleaned and assembled. The tour guide explains what they are used for, what materials they are made of, and what special care must be taken. Finally, the assembly of the engines takes place in another area of the workshop. The individual parts are collected and assembled. Guests can witness how this is done and learn how the checks on the work steps are carried out.
The group moves on to visit hangars 1, 2 and 3, where large and small aircraft are maintained. This is another highlight of the tour. Hangars 2 and 3 are operated by SWISS. In the impressive hangar 3, there is space for up to four wide-body aircraft. These can be viewed at close range and the tour guide will present a range of interesting details. Hangar 3 is the last stop on the tour. From there, the group travels by bus back to the observation deck, where the tour ends.
The tour of SR Technics and SWISS may vary. Depending on the maintenance work taking place, the guides adjust the tour to be able to show particularly interesting work. Occasionally, there is enough time to visit the wheel and brake workshop as well. The tour of SR Technics and SWISS takes more than two hours on foot.
Tour of SR Technics and SWISS
From the meeting point at Arrival 2, the following areas will be visited:
- Engine logistics area
- Engine workshop
- Hangars 1, 2 and 3 (hangars 2 and 3 are operated by SWISS)
Arrival and parking options
By minibus and coach
Procedure parking buses
The inner Check-in Services right-of-way is located directly in front of the two terminals at Zurich Airport. The Check-in Services zone is used for unloading or loading airport tour guests. Access for buses on the outer right-of-way is prohibited. Access to this zone is via the barrier entrance marked as private on the inner Check-in Services right-of-way. Guests may be unloaded or loaded at the end of the Check-in Services zone. While guests are on the airport tour, the waiting room (P12-300) is available. Guests of the airport tour can be invited back to the Check-in Services zone after the tour.