Jet Aviation set to complete first VIP B777
November 2, 2016
Jet Aviation is used this year’s National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition to make several major announcements.
The most significant of these concerns the impending completion of its first VIP B777, corporate aviation news magazine Aviation International News recently reported.
The Zürich-based company revealed its Basel completions centre took delivery of the first two VIP 777-3000ERs in October. Jet Aviation will now design and install the interiors of both, which will mark its first 777 completions.
The projects were commissioned by US manufacturer Boeing on behalf of an Asian government client. Boeing Business Jets President David Longridge said Jet Aviation has “a demonstrated capability to fit exceptional wide-body interiors that combine beautiful design and craftsmanship with cutting-edge engineering and technology”.
Jet Aviation also announced improvements in infrastructure, having entered into an agreement for the provision of maintenance and aircraft handling services with Zetta Jet of Singapore.
The signed service agreement between the two private aviation companies will see Zetta Jet provide its services through Jet Aviation’s extend global maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) and fixed-base operator (FBO) network. Zetta Jet operates a fleet of over 20 business jets and offers trans-Pacific charter services.
Zetta Jet Managing Director Geoffrey Cassidy said: “We are looking for a strong business aviation partner who understands our needs as a 24/7 private charter operator, and on whom we know we can rely for dedicated local and international services.”
Jet Aviation is in the process of expanding its operations base in Singapore in order to support the agreement, commencing construction of a third hangar at its MRO and FBO centre in Singapore Seletar Aerospace Park, which is set to be completed by November 2017.
The new hangar will provide an additional 40,000 sq ft of space, which is enough to accommodate two Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) or five Gulfstream 550s, and an additional 4,000 sq ft of shop space.