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.
Boeing Business Jet
The Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) is celebrating its 15th anniversary, but the 747-8 Intercontinental VIP, Boeing’s executive-configured jumbo jet, stole the show at the BBJ press conference at EBACE yesterday. Company president Steve Taylor provided attendees with a thumbnail history and current state of the BBJ program, and an update on the 747-8 and 787 VIP delivery schedules.
StandardAero’s business aviation division, now celebrating its “Century of Service,” is actively expanding its worldwide footprint. The Tempe, Arizona-based company, owned by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, is one of the largest independently owned maintenance, repair and overall (MRO) organizations in the world.
Global Jet Concept is cautious when asked whether the market for aircraft charter and management is yet in a state of full-blown recovery. But maybe its actions speak louder than words since it has just made the investment to move into new, larger premises here in Geneva.
Hawker Pacific announced it is developing an $11.6 million business aviation service center at Seletar Aerospace Park to replace its East Camp operation at Seletar Airport. The new 101,180-sq-ft facility will house the company’s regional headquarters in addition to a heavy-maintenance jet service center, spares distribution depot, and FBO with dedicated undercover jet parking.
Pats Aircraft Systems has announced the signing of a major refurbishment contract for the new owner of a Boeing Business Jet based in the Asia-Pacific region. Work is already under way at the independent completion and refurbishment center.
With a growing demand for bizliner completion and refurbishment, Associated Air Center is feeling the market momentum shift. The Dallas-based center recently received a letter of intent and slot deposit from a Far East customer to outfit a green Airbus Corporate Jetliner.
Greenpoint Technologies of Kirkland, Wash., has ordered the CTT Systems Cair cabin humidification package for installation in a BBJ3 this spring/summer. The Nykoping, Sweden-based firmπs Cair provides a relative cabin humidity of about 20 percent, compared with the typical 3- to 5-percent humidity.
Jet Aviation Dubai recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. The company opened its FBO and maintenance facility in May 2005 on the Dubai International Airport to support Jet Aviation’s Middle East customers.
Lee Juan Lanford, 87, founder of Associated Air Center (AAC), died on November 13 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He created the Associated Radio Company, which initially specialized in the repair and installation of surplus radio equipment in ex-military aircraft purchased by private individuals and corporations, in 1948 at Love Field in Dallas.