Basel / Switzerland, June 11, 2013 – Jet Aviation and Vienna-based Art Aviation have agreed that Jet Aviation will serve as Art Aviation’s exclusive maintenance provider for the company’s fleet of aircraft.
Art Aviation, a Vienna-based aircraft operator founded in 2012, has appointed Jet Aviation as its exclusive maintenance provider for its fleet of aircraft, currently including two Bombardier Global XRS, two Global 6000, a Boeing BBJ1 and a Dassault Falcon 900Ex and Falcon 7X. Jet Aviation will provide scheduled base maintenance from its maintenance facilities in Basel or Geneva and line maintenance to the fleet from its Moscow Vnukovo facility.
“We are delighted to support the maintenance requirements of Art Aviation’s growing fleet of aircraft,” says Stefan Benz, vice president of Jet Aviation’s MRO and FBO operations, EMEA and Asia. “Our teams of highlytrained professionals are fully committed to meeting the highest safety and quality standards. Jet Aviation has also invested in long-standing relationships with the various OEMs to facilitate our ongoing training with new technologies, as well as ready access to parts.”
Adds Art Aviation managing director Tim Hurworth, “It is important that we have been able to affiliate ourselves with Jet Aviation, who has the experience and capability to serve all of our aircraft types. Art Aviation’s goal is to offer a fully integrated service that is focused on the quality and safety of its flight operations with the preservation of asset value under management. With the established Line Maintenance support offered in Moscow, Jet Aviation has the proven ability to ensure Art Aviation keeps its aircraft operational.
Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo and Bombardier have an ongoing agreement to maintain an inventory of critical spare parts at the Moscow facility to help reduce aircraft downtime of Bombardier owners and operators in Russia, particularly during AOG situations.
Art Aviation was founded in 2012 to operate ultra-long range corporate aircraft, with a fleet of 2 Bombardier Global XRS, 2 Bombardier Global 6000, 1 Boeing BBJ1, 1 Dassault Falcon 900EX and 1 Dassault Falcon 7X. With offices in both Vienna and Moscow, Art Aviation is focused on providing worldwide aircraft flight operations, motivated by the combination of safety and passenger comfort. The company is able to offer a wide range of services, from the full management and commercial operation of corporate jets, their continuing airworthiness management, charter flights and aircraft sales and acquisitions. Registered in Austria, it holds EU-Ops Approvals: Airline Operating License (AOC) number: A-139 and Continuing Airworthiness Maintenance Organization (CAMO) number: AT.MG.A-139.
Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo provides 24/7 technical maintenance services, including line maintenance, defect rectification and AOG services, at Vnukovo International Airport to Bombardier, Gulfstream, Embraer and Hawker aircraft operators. As part of Jet Aviation’s global MRO network, the company particularly supports AOG requirements throughout the Russian region. Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo is a line maintenance, AOG and authorized warranty line service facility for Bombardier aircraft products as well as an authorized line service facility for the full line of Gulfstream jets. Located next to the Vnukovo 3 FBO, the facility currently holds maintenance approvals from EASA #145.0472, Aruba DCA, Cayman CAA and Bermuda DCA.
Jet Aviation Basel is a world-renowned completions and maintenance center employing more than 1,200 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, Embraer 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 Geneva was founded in 1969 and offers maintenance, refurbishment and FBO services. The company provides complete maintenance, repair and avionics support to private and corporate operators. As a manufacturer’s authorized warranty service center, Jet Aviation Geneva specializes in base maintenance for Gulfstream II/III/IV/V/200/300/350/400/450/500/550/650 aircraft, for the Bombardier Global Express series, including the G6000 version, and for Boeing BBJ. In addition, the location holds authorization to perform maintenance on Hawker 750/800XP/850XP/900XP aircraft, the Dassault Falcon 50/900/2000 series and the Cessna Citation 550/560/XL/XLS series. The facility is an EASA #CH.145.0210 and FAA #CD5Y775M approved repair station and also holds approvals for Aruba, Bermuda, Brazil, UAE, Qatar, Cayman and South Africa.
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 22 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.