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BASEL – Jet Aviation's Completions Center in Basel has taken delivery of the first of two BBJ 777-300ERs ready for interior completion, commissioned by Boeing on behalf of a government client based in Asia. The aircraft arrived mid-October and was accepted by the Completions Center following an incoming inspection.
This is the first BBJ 777 VVIP completion for Jet Aviation and the first of two aircraft for this Boeing Business Jets customer. The BBJ 777-300ER has a cabin size of 3,641 square feet (338 square meters) and a range capability of 9,220 nautical miles (17,075 kilometers).
“We know Jet Aviation’s commitment to quality matches our own,” says David Longridge, president Boeing Business Jets. “They have a demonstrated capability to fit exceptional wide-body interiors that combine beautiful design and craftsmanship with cutting edge engineering and technology. We are confident that the customer will be very satisfied with the work done. Boeing wide-body VVIP products are experiencing a lot of interest, and the BBJ 777-300ER is proving especially popular due to its capacity for unmatched comfort and range on long-haul flights.”
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Jet Aviation’s Completions Center in Basel Neil Boyle says, “We have a long history of working together with Boeing Business Jets and are delighted to partner with them on our first BBJ 777-300ER interior completions. Having completed VIP cabin interiors on more than 200 aircraft since opening the Completions Center in 1977, we offer a full scope of in-house capabilities and uncompromising standards, and we look forward to delivering an exceptional aircraft to the Boeing customer.”
Jet Aviation Basel is a world-renowned completions and maintenance center employing more than 1,400 professionals. The facility has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, sheet metal, composite and paint shops. The organization is capable of outfitting jets as large as an Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747-8 series and has already completed numerous Airbus ACJ319, ACJ320, ACJ330, ACJ340 and Boeing B737, B757, B767 and B747 aircraft. Jet Aviation Basel also provides aircraft maintenance and repair services for a wide variety of business jets. It is a factory approved service center by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream. The location also holds a jet aircraft repair station rating by the FAA #QV1Y440K, and the EASA #CH.145.0232 in addition to approval certificates of 26 other national aviation authorities.
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Basel, Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 4,500 employees cater to client needs from more than 25 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter and staffing services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of close to 300 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation.