Signature Aircraft Engineering at London Luton Airport has been awarded contracts to provide scheduled maintenance for Dassault Falcon 2000s in the European and Middle Eastern fleets of Executive Jet’s NetJets fractional-ownership programs. The contracts were awarded by Dassault to meet the terms of its guaranteed maintenance cost commitments to Executive Jet and will run through the end of 2004.
The NetJets Europe fleet currently includes five Falcon 2000s and seven more are due to be added by the end of 2003. Saudi Arabia’s National Air Services, which is the operating arm for NetJets’ Middle East fleet, will have up to 17 of the French-built twinjets.
Signature’s Luton operation (formerly Magec Aviation) already provides scheduled maintenance for NetJets’ Falcon 900s and for its Raytheon Hawker fleet in Europe. Its engineering portfolio also covers Learjets, Citations, Gulfstreams and JetStars.
Separately, Signature Aircraft Engineering’s Southampton operation has been contracted by BAE Asset Management to modify and refurbish five Jetstream 32s that are being leased to Romanian regional carrier Angel Airlines. The company, which traded as Osprey Aviation before being acquired by BBA for its growing Signature group of companies, has already completed similar work on more than 20 Jetstreams.