Montreal Jet opens refurbishment shop

 - March 16, 2007, 10:51 AM

Three-month-old interiors, mods and maintenance shop Montreal Jet Center is preparing to accept its first business jet for interior refurbishment and airframe maintenance. Its Trudeau International Airport facility in Quebec is a consortium of aviation companies, including DEM Capital, a specialist in aircraft maintenance and refurbishment, and Elisen Technologies, an aeronautics engineering firm certified as a design approval organization. The consortium also includes a “strategic alliance” formed with El Segundo, Calif.-based DeCrane Aircraft Holdings’s new DeCrane Cabin Interiors Canada. The DeCrane Canada office will operate the aircraft interiors services and refurbishment business at Montreal Jet Center facilities. The center includes 35,000 sq ft of former airline maintenance space capable of housing two Boeing Business Jets and three Gulfstreams simultaneously. Improvements and additions to the shops and office infrastructure totaled more than $1 million, according to the company.