NBAA Convention News

Jet Aviation Upgrades facilites

 - October 23, 2013, 11:20 PM

Jet Aviation (Booth No. N1932) has announced the completion of its ramp and hangar expansion at Teterboro just in time for February’s Super Bowl, which will take place practically next door to the airport. The FBO has increased its ramp space by 70,000 sq ft, adding parking space for an additional 20 to 25 aircraft depending on size.

The recent project also included renovations of a 20,000-sq-ft maintenance hangar. “We’ve made important improvements to our Teterboro location, and the extra ramp and hangar space gives us room to easily accommodate the influx of clients who will be in town for the Big Game,” said John Langevin, Jet Aviation’s vice president for North American FBO operations. “We are excited about this historical moment and we are looking forward to being the host facility for the first Super Bowl to take place in our region.”

In Houston, the company has added a newly-renovated 15,000-sq-ft tenant hangar to its FBO at Houston Hobby Airport. The structure was fully painted and received a new roof. The accompanying shops and offices were also refurbished with the addition of new restrooms, air-conditioners and sprinklers. According to the General Dynamics subsidiary, the addition will bring the location to 130,000 sq ft of hangar space and allow it house up to an additional 10 corporate jets. The location also features a 10,000-sq-ft drive-through canopy along with a 28,500-sq-ft terminal building.

Overseas, the company has extended its facilities at Berlin Tegel International Airport to include a new customer lounge and crew briefing offices at Tegel’s general aviation center. The expansion is in response to customer demand for full ground-handling services at Tegel, it said. The company opened its Berlin FBO in February to provide services at Schönefeld and Tegel airports. The new customer lounge and crew briefing offices at Tegel are in addition to Jet Aviation’s existing crew and passenger lounge and operations office at Schönefeld.

At Zurich, the services provider is relocating its terminal to an extension built onto the existing general aviation center where the FBO has been located for the past 30 years. The larger redecorated Jet Aviation Zurich facility now offers its own separate entrance with a new reception area and customer lounge, while the operations center is located ramp-side, away from the customer area and closer to the customs and immigration area. Other improvements include a snooze room in the crew lounge. The 18-month project is expected be completed next month.