Jet Aviation To Open Moscow Maintenance Facility

 - November 27, 2007, 11:34 AM

Jet Aviation yesterday signed an agreement with Vnukovo Invest that will allow the Swiss-based aviation company to provide maintenance services at Moscow Vnukovo International Airport by year-end. The deal makes Jet Aviation the first global independent business aviation services company operating in the growing Russian bizjet market. Located 17 miles from the city center, Vnukovo is Moscow’s busiest airport for corporate aviation and handles nearly 70 percent of all business aviation traffic in Russia, according to Jet Aviation. “Given the extraordinary growth of business aviation in Russia, we felt the need to enter the region as soon as possible. Our clients and the OEMs have communicated clearly that they expect us to be here,” noted Jet Aviation CEO Peter Edwards. “This is an important first step and we look forward to expanding our service offerings at Vnukovo as we further develop a strong partnership with the airport authorities.” Jet Aviation will initially provide line maintenance and AOG services from a hangar located next to the Vnukovo 3 FBO building.