Boeing 747-8 Completion signed by Jet Aviation Basel
Jet Aviation Basel is the first completions center to sign a contract for a private Boeing 747-8 interior completion. The contract is with an undisclosed Middle Eastern client. The company’s in-house interior design studio also won the contract to design the cabin interior. A spokesman for Jet Aviation said the aircraft is slated to arrive in Basel early next year and will take about 24 months to complete. According to the company this will be the first widebody aircraft on which Catia and Smarteam, a 3-D design software suite for mechanical engineering, will be used for the engineering, production and data management requirements of the entire completion process. The software was introduced at Jet Aviation Basel earlier this year. The Basel completions center will also build a full-size mock-up model of the aircraft so the client can experience a 1:1 view of the cabin interior for the final decision-making process.