Jet aviation ramps up its ramp space in Dallas

 - May 8, 2008, 6:46 AM

Jet Aviation at Dallas Love Field (DAL) has launched a project to increase its ramp and infield area by 50 percent. The added space will be a welcome addition for transient aircraft at the crowded airport. Construction plans, currently in the engineering and bidding stages, are expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year. The expansion will extend both the length and width of the ramp, allowing not only more parking space but easier and safer access for larger aircraft such as Gulfstreams, Challengers and Falcons, according to Steve Joiner, v-p and general manager of Jet Aviation Dallas. As part of the project, the executive terminal and lobby will also receive a facelift. The facility currently includes some 261,000 sq ft of hangar, office workshop and ramp space. Jet Aviation Dallas offers heavy and scheduled maintenance and is an FAA-authorized Hawker, Learjet, Falcon and Westwind repair station.

Separately, Jet Aviation expects to complete construction of its four-story customer and administration building at Basel (Switzerland) Airport by the end of this month. The new building has a reception area, a large lounge and a refreshment center. Also on tap are offices, conference rooms and crew sleeping areas.