PATS Expansion Adds to BBJ Capacity

 - September 14, 2006, 10:56 AM

Business is booming at PATS Aircraft, said Dominick Scott, the completion and refurbishment specialist’s v-p of quality and procurement. With one BBJ2 delivered in February, one BBJ and one BBJ2 currently in the works, and a fourth BBJ due to arrive in December, expansion is in order, said Scott. PATS recently acquired two hangars across from the current facility at Sussex County Airport near Georgetown, Del., to accommodate the growth. As a result, “We now have seven positions available for BBJ interior work and we can accommodate the new BBJ3,” said Scott. He noted that PATS recently signed a multi-airplane contract to do three BBJs, all in a government executive/VIP configuration, “and all with shortened delivery cycles–6.5 months for the first, six months for the second and five months for the third.”