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The low cost of quality.(Swissair Technical Services heavy maintenance visit prices and rates; third-party maintenance)

Swissair Technical Services pursues third-party customers with the message that its work is more timely and thus, cheaper

ZURICH--The adage, "time is money," is one of Swissair favorites and it is aptly used to bring more third-party maintenance and overhaul work to the airline's Technical Services.

The reputation of this division of the Swiss national carrier is among the highest in the industry and long has reflected worldwide respect for Switzerland's traditional precision in all fields and its hard-working labor force. But in recent years, the booming economy has made the country one of the most expensive and thus, foreign companies are hesitant to buy Swiss services. While admiring the quality, they find that doing business with Switzerland just costs too much. …

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