Jet Aviation Gains Authorization from Airbus for ACJ350 XWB Completions in Basel

GENEVA  – Jet Aviation’s Completions Center in Basel has received approval from Airbus Corporate Jets for the ACJ350 XWB. The Completions Center has a long history of partnership with Airbus Corporate Jets. Jet Aviation has delivered 23 VIP Airbus cabins since 2000.

As the latest addition to Airbus' family of VIP wide-body corporate jets, the ACJ350 XWB approval reflects the history of technological innovation at Jet Aviation’s Completions Center and is an important step enabling the company to support owners and operators of the Airbus ACJ350.

The facility in Basel is one of the leading wide-body aircraft completions centers. It has successfully delivered 23 VIP Airbus cabins since 2000, from the ACJ319 to the ACJ340-600. In particular, the Center specializes in new-generation composite aircraft such as the Airbus ACJ350 XWB. With the help of Airbus’ proprietary Easyfit concept, Jet Aviation’s Completion Center in Basel can integrate a cabin without the need for complex and costly airframe modifications.

“This service expansion demonstrates our commitment to investing in new aviation technologies and to maintaining the highest quality standards,” says Neil Boyle, SVP Completions at Jet Aviation. “We are ready and pleased to welcome ACJ350 XWB owners and operators here in Basel with our wide range of well- known first class services.”

Jet Aviation was appointed by Airbus to create renderings of an ACJ350 XWB cabin interior for display at EBACE 2016. The company is currently building a new 8,700 square-meter, state-of-the-art hangar in Basel to meet increased demand for wide-body completions and refurbishments. The hangar is ideally suited for next-generation aircraft such as the ACJ350 XWB and will go operational at the end of 2018. In addition, the company’s maintenance facilities in Basel and Dubai both belong to the ACJ Service Center Network.

Jet Aviation is exhibiting at EBACE from May 29 - 31, 2018. Please take the time to visit us at the Jet Aviation Booth (# A18).

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, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream, with approval and capabilities for maintenance, RMU and repairs on Bombardier aircraft. 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 28 other national aviation authorities.

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. More than 4,800 employees cater to client needs from close to 50 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 services and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of some 300 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation.