Dubai, UAE / December 16, 2010 – Jet Aviation Dubai will be celebrating its 5th anniversary at the end of this year. The company opened its FBO and maintenance facility in May 2005 at the Dubai International Airport to strengthen its global services network and to support Jet Aviation’s growing clientele in the Middle Eastern market.
Officially inaugurated at the 2005 Dubai Airshow, Jet Aviation is celebrating the 5th anniversary of the company’s FBO and maintenance operation in Dubai at the end of 2010. Since its opening, Jet Aviation Dubai has established a strong footprint as a provider of line and base maintenance and AOG services to the business aviation community in the region and has become a key operation in Jet Aviation’s global FBO and maintenance network. The company has also been recognized in the past few years as the number one Middle Eastern FBO by leading trade publications.
“During the past five years, we worked diligently to provide our clients with high-quality maintenance and FBO services,” says Michael Ruecker, vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Dubai.
“We are proud of what Jet Aviation Dubai has accomplished in only five years and the facility plays an important part in our growing global maintenance and FBO network,” adds Christof Späth, senior vice president MRO and FBO services for Jet Aviation EMEA & Asia.
Jet Aviation Dubai’s maintenance and FBO location was established in May 2005. 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-storey FBO building with an area of 1,050 square meters (11,300 square feet). The facility holds an EASA #145.0317 maintenance approval and is a FAA #U8JY426Y repair station. It also holds Bermuda DCA, Cayman CAA, Jordan CARC, Pakistan CAA, Saudi Arabia PCA and UAE GCAA approvals. Jet Aviation Dubai is an authorized service center to provide maintenance and warranty support by Boeing for BBJ, Gulfstream for the GIV and GV series, Dassault for the Falcon 900 and 2000 series and Hawker Beechcraft for the Hawker 800 series, as well as maintenance on Embraer Legacy aircraft.
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 www.jetaviation.com.
As part of its global network, Jet Aviation supports Embraer aircraft in Dubai providing 24/7 maintenance and AOG support.
With these approvals, the company will be authorized to perform base and line maintenance on the entire fleet of Gulfstream business aircraft in January 2012.