Jet Aviation lands at NBAA 2018 amid preparations for a Boeing 787-8 interior completion, a project the company announced winning in May. “We believe this will be the first truly VVIP B787,” said Matthew Woollaston, v-p for completions sales and design. “It’s a balance of exceptional design and innovative technology.” Woollaston noted since 2013 Jet Aviation has “dedicated significant research and development into carbon-fiber aircraft to ensure that we offer customers world-leading expertise, and equipment specifically formulated for the demands of composite airframes.” That includes proprietary technology that enables Jet Aviation to integrate a cabin onto a B787 without modifying the fuselage, avoiding time-consuming and costly repairs, the company said.
Woollaston reported seeing “a growing focus on the very latest generation of aircraft such as the new Boeing BBJ Max and Airbus ACJ neos” among customers. “Clients continue to emphasize their desire for the latest technology in the cabin,” he added. In response, Jet Aviation is creating interior designs “with an added emphasis on future upgrades in mind.”
At its display (Booth 274), full-service provider Jet Aviation is showcasing its spectrum of capabilities, and representatives from each specialty area are on hand to answer questions.
“This is a real demonstration of our One Jet philosophy in action,” Woollaston said. “With the recent integration of Hawker Pacific, we now have more than 50 sites across the world, offering MRO, RMU, Completions, FBO and flight services and staffing. We are focusing on a global standard of care and customer service, ensuring that as soon as a customer walks into one of our facilities, they are recognized and enjoy the same excellent Jet service, no matter where they are in our network.”
Meanwhile, the Swiss company will have “big news in Q4,” Woollaston said: “The opening of our new widebody hangar in Basel.” Suitable for widebody projects up to the Boeing 747-8, the 94,000-sq-ft hangar also has 54,000 sq ft of new tarmac.