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EBACE 2011: Jet Aviation Introduces Maintenance Program for BBJ and Shows Falcon 2000 Interior

 - May 16, 2011, 10:45 AM

Owners and operators seeking new options to maintain Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) or to refurbish Dassault Falcon 2000s are the target of new offerings from Switzerland-based Jet Aviation Basel (Stand 963) here at EBACE.

For Next Generation (NG) BBJ models, Jet Aviation offers a 12-year “tip-to-tail” service. Available through its maintenance facilities in Geneva and Basel (both authorized Boeing service centers), the program covers all mandatory inspections per the Boeing maintenance planning data guide, including engine boroscope inspection, and compliance with service bulletins, service letters and airworthiness directives. The program’s required service inspections include extensive overhauls of all major aircraft systems and structures, and can be combined with other maintenance or refurbishment work to reduce downtime. To further accelerate turnaround times, the company recently invested in an aircraft docking station that accommodates wings and tails. In addition, the company’s paint shop accommodates BBJs.

“The Jet Aviation Basel and Geneva facilities have a wealth of experience and specialized expertise,” said Christof Spath, senior vice president of FBO services for Jet Aviation EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and Asia. Jet Aviation Basel is also the designated service center in EMEA for ensuring compliance with Special Federal Aviation Regulation 88 for the Boeing 737 fleet, and has hangar space dedicated to BBJ maintenance checks.

For the Falconers, Jet Aviation is displaying a mockup of a Falcon 2000 highlighting its “Jet Falcon” cabin interior. Launched in late 2010, the refurbishment offers three distinct designs: Classic, Style and Fashion (the offering shown in the mockup). All three designs are intended to reflect customer preferences while ensuring a cost-effective makeover with short turnaround times. The reduced downtime in the Jet Falcon interiors significantly cuts refurbishment costs, according to the company.

“Whether Falcon 2000 operators prefer the elegance of a ‘Classic’ design, desire a sleek and modern ‘Style’ or want the trendiest ‘Fashion’ on the market, Jet Falcon design sets accommodate personal preferences to deliver professional design with individualized details at off-the-rack prices,” claimed Vincent Rongier, director, Falcon completions center.

Jet Aviation Basel, a designated Dassault Falcon completions center, is said to have performed more than 120 VIP completions on green Dassault aircraft, including the Falcon 2000.