Jet Aviation won its first BBJ completion contract in 1999, and the Swiss company recently redelivered that same BBJ, which had been out of service for “a number of years,” following a complete refurbishment and exterior repainting. All the seats, sidewalls and carpets were replaced, as was some of the wood marquetry. The company also performed a modification to reduce the cabin altitude, installed improved soundproofing using the company’s targeted sound prediction technology and completed a C-1 check and general defect rectifications.
Jet Aviation is also performing medevac conversions on two Legacys at its Basel facility: a Legacy 600 for an Asian customer and Legacy 650 for a Middle Eastern client. Both are intended to fly medevac as well as charters. Jet Aviation has developed STCs for modifications allowing operators to switch the two interiors in a matter of hours.
Meanwhile, Jet Aviation has begun construction of a 94,000-sq-ft (8,700-sq-m) widebody hangar in Basel to replace two existing hangars, adding 49,000 sq ft (4,550 sq m) of hangar space and 21,500 sq ft (2,000 sq m) of shops and offices to its headquarters facility. The hangars are scheduled for completion in next year’s fourth quarter.