Jet Aviation receives GCAA approvals for Gulfstream G550 / G650 aircraft in Dubai

DUBAI / December 08, 2016 – Jet Aviation has secured approvals from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the United Arab Emirates for Gulfstream G550 and G650 aircraft at its maintenance center in Dubai.

Jet Aviation’s MRO facility in Dubai is a factory authorized service center for Gulfstream G450, G550 and G650 aircraft. With these new approvals, it is currently the only maintenance center in the Middle East to fully support Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s full line-up of large cabin business jets.

“Our goal is to maintain the highest business aviation standards, which these approvals demonstrate, and we also strive to differentiate our service by anticipating our customers’ needs,” says Hardy Butschi, vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Dubai. “Gulfstream G550 and G650 aircraft were recently delivered to existing Jet Aviation clients in the region, and we sought these approvals to ensure that we could meet their expanding service requirements.”

Jet Aviation Dubai’s maintenance and FBO location was established in May 2005 as a joint venture company with the Al Mulla Business Group. The facility has a total of 4,200 square meters (45,192 square feet) of hangar space, a workshop area of 1,000 square meters (10,760 square feet) and a two-story FBO building with an area of 1,050 square meters (11,300 square feet). The facility holds EASA #145.0317 maintenance approval and is an FAA #U8JY426Y repair station. It also holds Bahrain CAA, Bermuda DCA, Cayman CAA, India DGCA, San Marino CAA, Saudi Arabia GACA, UAE GCAA (NAA), Pakistan CAA and Afghan CAA approvals. Jet Aviation Dubai is an authorized service center for maintenance and warranty support to Boeing BBJ, the Gulfstream G150, G200, GIV and GV, G450, G550 and G650 series, the Dassault Falcon 900, 2000 and 7X series, and full service capability for Hawker Beechcraft 800/900 series, Airbus ACJ series and Embraer Legacy aircraft. The company expanded its VIP handling service delivery to Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) in December 2012.

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.