Monday, October 31, 2016

Jet Aviation Starts First VIP B777 completion

Jet Aviation announced several key developments this week at NBAA 2016, ranging from widebody jet completion projects to infrastructure improvements. In the former category, the company revealed that its Basel completions center took delivery in mid-October of the first of two VIP 777-300ERs for which it will design and install the interiors, marking its first 777 completions.

The projects were commissioned by Boeing on behalf of a government client in Asia. Boeing Business Jets president David Longridge noted Jet Aviation has “a demonstrated capability to fit exceptional widebody interiors that combine beautiful design and craftsmanship with cutting-edge engineering and technology.”

The company also announced signing a service agreement with Singapore-based Zetta Jet to provide maintenance and handling services for the charter operator through Jet Aviation’s global MRO and FBO network. “We were looking for a strong business aviation partner who understands our needs as a 24/7 private charter operator, and on whom we know we can rely for dedicated local and international services,” said Geoffery Cassidy, Zetta Jet managing director. Zetta Jet, which specializes in trans-Pacific charter, owns and operates an all-Bombardier fleet of more than 20 jets.

Helping support its Zetta agreement, the Basel-based company is commemorating the commencement of a third hangar at its MRO and FBO facility at Singapore Seletar Aerospace Park, scheduled for completion in November 2017. The facility will add more than 40,000 sq ft of hangar space—enough to accommodate two BBJs or five Gulfstream 550s—and more than 4,000 sq ft of shop space.

Additionally, Jet Aviation is celebrating the Crystal Award from Rockwell Collins bestowed on its St. Louis facility as the industry leader in Venue CMS installations. Rockwell Collins also cited the company for the STCs it developed for FANS installations on Bombardier Challengers. All told, the facility has completed more than 35 FANS installations across a variety of airframes.

(James Wynbrandt - AINOnline News)

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