Jet Aviation Beijing FBO Ready for Olympics

 - August 5, 2008, 11:40 AM

Jet Aviation and joint-venture partners Deer Air and Reach Investment’s new FBO facilities at Beijing Capital International Airport opened earlier this week, just in time for Friday’s opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in the Chinese capital city. During the Olympics, the new FBO will provide in-house customs, immigration and quarantine services for crew and operations personnel, while partner Capital Airport Holdings will provide passenger handling. Jet Aviation and Deer Air have a dedicated team of 55 line technicians that will handle overnight parking for more than 80 business aircraft and about 15 maintenance technicians to provide line maintenance or AOG services. “During the games our joint Beijing FBO operation will initially serve as a key operational gateway for crew and operations personnel while our ramp and technical specialists will facilitate access for customers to all major Olympics sporting venues and event locations,” said Jet Aviation CEO Peter Edwards. “We are ready to support the business aviation community during this important period with FBO and AOG services and expect to handle more than 200 arrivals.”