Jet Aviation Migrating from Green Falcon Completions

 - March 20, 2012, 4:00 PM

Jet Aviation is discontinuing completions of Dassault Falcons at its Basel, Switzerland facility, after the center had outfitted more than 130 Falcons under contract with Dassault Aviation, due to lack of demand, according to Jet Aviation spokesman Heinz Aebi.

Jet Aviation has been doing cabin completion work for the French OEM since 1996, including the Falcon 50, 900, 2000 and 7X models. According to Aebi, the 132nd Falcon business jet completed by Jet Aviation was recently delivered two weeks ahead of schedule, “with no open delivery items.”

Aebi said the decision is “not a withdrawal of a completions agreement with Jet Aviation Basel by Dassault Aviation,” and that “Jet Aviation Basel is in a position to restart green completions for Dassault Aviation when the market recovers.” He added that the current stop in Falcon completions “has mostly to do with a reduction in aircraft deliveries [by Dassault Falcon Jet], from 90 a few years ago to 60 last year, due to the overall market environment.”

According to a Dassault Falcon Jet spokesman, the last Falcon to be completed by Jet Aviation Basel will be delivered later this year. Jet Aviation continues to maintain its Dassault-authorized service center in Basel, as well as other such facilities in Dubai, Hong Kong and London Biggin Hill.