Jet Aviation marks 100th Falcon outfitting
Jet Aviation’s completions work for Dassault Falcon aircraft is gathering pace and EBACE visitors can see a prime example of its craftsmanship out on the static display. The Falcon 7X that it has on show is its first project for the new trijet and it also happens to be the 100th Falcon business jet interior provided by the company’s completion and refurbishment center in Basel, Switzerland. It is due to be delivered to the customer early next month.
The aircraft boasts a unique design with curved bulkheads and artificial windows providing indirect lighting in the aft cabin. A custom-designed overhead features a “starlight” fiber-optic panel design.
Jet Aviation (Booth No. 1163) began doing individual Falcon business jet interior completion work under contract with the French OEM in 1996 and currently operates a designated Falcon completion center in Basel where it does interior finish work on the Falcon 2000, Falcon 900 series and the new Falcon 7X.
Separately, with an eye to expanding markets in Latin American, Jet Aviation recently leased a new hangar facility at Sorocaba Airport, near São Paulo, Brazil. The newly built 24,000-sq-ft facility can house up to five aircraft the size of a large-cabin Bombardier Global Express and Gulfstream 550. It includes passenger and pilot lounges with Wi-Fi Internet access, entertainment systems and refreshments, as well as office and tenant storage space.
Jet Aviation established its initial presence in Brazil in 2006 with a sales office in São Paulo, near Congonhas International Airport, where the company provides aircraft management, charter and aircraft sales for the Latin American market.
In 2008, Jet Aviation further enlarged its regional footprint through an agreement with Tropic Air Taxi Aero for aircraft management and charter service. With the addition of the Sorocaba site, the offering is extended to hangar space.
Sorocaba Airport is operated by the state of São Paulo and is approximately a two-hour drive from São Paulo city center.