Jet Aviation Basel Signs New Completions Contract for BBJ2

Basel/Switzerland, May 24, 2011 – Jet Aviation Basel has been awarded a new BBJ2 completions project with an undisclosed client. The BBJ2 aircraft is expected to arrive in Basel in Q2 2012.

Jet Aviation Basel has signed another completions contract with an undisclosed client for a BBJ2.

“This new VIP BBJ2 completions contract validates our position in the market and our commitment to delivering the highest quality standards,” says Eugen Hartl, vice president sales, market development and customer service for the completions business unit.

Jet Aviation has completed over 30 wide- and narrow-body aircraft the past 15 years. This year, Jet Aviation's Basel-based completions center is due to re-deliver several VIP aircraft for both private and governmental clients, including a Boeing B747-400 and a Boeing B757-200, as well as two Airbus A340 aircraft and an A319.

“Interest in customized completions of both wide-body and narrow-body aircraft continues to be high," added Hartl. “We are well prepared to support high demand in the large VIP aircraft segment. Our focus continues to be on developing our core processes, launching new technology – such as Catia V5 and Smarteam, as part of our Product Life-Cycle Management Strategy – and concentrating on delivering high-quality solutions to our customers.”

Jet Aviation Basel is a world-renowned completions and maintenance center employing more than 1,600 professionals. The facility has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, fiberglass 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 319ACJ, A320, A330, A340 and Boeing B737, B757, B767 and B747-400 aircraft. Jet Aviation Basel also provides aircraft maintenance and repair services to a wide variety of business jets. It is a factory approved service center by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault 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 21 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. Close to 5,000 employees cater to client needs from 24 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, fixed base operations, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 200 aircraft. For more information, please visit

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