St. Louis, MO / March 14, 2013 – Jet Aviation St. Louis welcomed its first Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) in February, and its second BBJ is scheduled for this spring. Both aircraft will have maintenance and minor interior upgrades performed.
The construction of a narrow body hangar, training of technicians and investment in infrastructure resulted in the BBJ projects. Numerous St. Louis technicians have been sent to Jet Aviation's sister facility in Basel, Switzerland to gain first-hand experience working on BBJs. This cooperative work program began in early 2010 and continues today.
"Jet Aviation St. Louis has been preparing to support BBJ aircraft for a long time," notes Chuck Krugh, senior vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation St. Louis. "It’s exciting to see a BBJ at our facility and to be adding this aircraft to the list of quality airframes served here."
Jet Aviation St. Louis is a full-service aircraft maintenance, modifications and completions provider certified to AS9110C, ISO 140001:2004 and OHSAS 18001-2007 standards. The company employs 850 people at its St. Louis Downtown Airport location. Jet Aviation St. Louis has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, composite, avionics, sheet metal and paint shops. Jet Aviation St. Louis is a Bombardier, Embraer and Gulfstream authorized service center and a Dassault Falcon and Hawker center of expertise. It also is an authorized service center for GE, Rolls-Royce and Honeywell engines. The location also offers FBO services. For more information, visit www.jetaviation.com/stlouis.
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 4,500 employees cater to client needs from 21 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, 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 250 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation.
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Jet Aviation provides aircraft maintenance, completions, management, charter, sales, and FBO services.
Jet Aviation St. Louis is the first company to install Honeywell's DU-875 flight deck upgrade in an Embraer Legacy 600.
Continuous improvement initiatives have increased the efficiency of the completions process and resulted in improved delivery times.
The teams and operations managers are: Bob O’Leary: Hawker Beech/Falcon; Shawn Miller: Global business operations; Morris Smith: Gulfstream; and Vinnie Venditto: Challenger.