Jet Aviation Basel Launches “Jet Falcon;” Modular, Cost-effective Cabin Interior Refurbishment Program for Dassault Falcon 2000 Aircraft Minimizes Downtime

Owners and operators can choose three distinct cabin interior designs – Classic, Style and Fashion.


Basel / Switzerland, December 14, 2010 – Jet Aviation Basel, a designated Dassault Falcon completions center, launches “Jet Falcon,” a cabin interior refurbishment program specifically designed for Dassault Falcon 2000 aircraft. Owners and operators, who are considering upgrades of their F2000 aircraft, can choose three distinct cabin interior designs – Classic, Style and Fashion. Because of standardized and modular processes at Jet Aviation Basel, downtime for aircraft is minimal and cabin refurbishment is very cost effective.

As a designated Dassault Falcon completions center, Jet Aviation Basel has performed more than 120 VIP completions of green Dassault aircraft, including the Falcon 2000. The new “Jet Falcon” refurbishment program designed for F2000 aircraft is based on standardized pre-production of a defined set of designs, with the advantage of short turn-around times and cost effectiveness.

Owners and operators who are considering an upgrade of their F2000 aircraft can combine the refurbishment of the cabin interior with an exterior paint refresh or airframe maintenance to avoid additional downtime of the aircraft. Jet Aviation Basel’s “Jet Falcon” refurbishment program offers three distinct and tasteful interiors – from classic to stylish and fashion designs.

According to Bernd Heinrich, Jet Aviation Basel’s vice president Operations, “Our newly launched ’Jet Falcon’ cabin interior refurbishment program provides Falcon 2000 owners and operators the choice of upgrading their aircraft during a maintenance cycle at a very competitive pricing. In addition, they can choose between a Classic, Style or Fashion design and still have the option to add their individual taste to the interior.”

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, sheet metal 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 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 www.jetaviation.com.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 90,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.

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