NBAA Convention News

Jet Aviation Announces MRO Firsts at NBAA 2013

 - October 21, 2013, 2:15 PM

Teterboro, N.J.-based Jet Aviation Flight Services (Booth No. N1932) announced here in Las Vegas that it has received authorization from the Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation (BDCA) as a Continued Airworthiness Management Organization (Camo), allowing the company to manage the maintenance of Bermuda-registered aircraft.

“This approval expands our operational base globally by enabling us to continue to meet our customers’ growing needs,” said Don Haloburdo, the company’s v-p and general manager. “We are pleased to meet the high-level standards of the BDCA.”

Additionally, Jet Aviation St. Louis, a full-service maintenance, modification and completions provider, announced here that it has completed the first Rockwell Collins Enhanced Vision System (EVS) installation in a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ).

“Being the first in the industry to complete this EVS installation, and performing it as part of our first 12-year BBJ inspection, is further proof of Jet Aviation St Louis’s capabilities with even the newest technologies,” said Chuck Krugh, senior v-p and general manager, Jet Aviation St. Louis.

In fact, Jet Aviation St. Louis, which began offering narrowbody services only within the past year, also announced that it had already performed inspections on its third BBJ and has a return visit scheduled for one of these in the near future. The company also announced completing the first inspection of an Embraer Lineage, following the facility’s designation as the only authorized service center in the U.S. for the Lineage narrowbody executive airliner.

In other news, Jet Aviation reported that construction of its new 9,060-sq-m hangar at Jet Aviation Singapore, which is being built alongside its existing maintenance and FBO operation, is on schedule for completion in early February 2014. The new hangar will be able to accommodate up to five Gulfstream G650s or Bombardier Global 7000-sized aircraft, said the company. “We are expanding our facilities in direct response to growing demand in the region for large, long-range business jets,” said Gary Dolski, v-p and general manger, Jet Aviation Singapore.