Dubai, United Arab Emirates / February 25, 2014 – Jet Aviation Dubai will support full FBO, line maintenance and AOG services at Dubai World Central (DWC) during runway construction at Dubai International Airport, scheduled May 1 through July 21, 2014. Following construction, the company will resume full maintenance and FBO operations at Dubai International Airport.
With both runways at Dubai International Airport scheduled to undergo major resurfacing work this summer,
Jet Aviation Dubai plans to move its business aviation operations to Dubai World Central (DWC) during this
construction period to ensure ongoing availability of FBO, line maintenance and AOG services for customers.
“Our highest priority is to meet the needs of our customers,” says Hardy Bütschi, vice president and general
manager at Jet Aviation Dubai. “If it means moving our business operations to another location to continue
ensuring the highest safety, quality and service standards for our customers, then that’s what we will do.”
Jet Aviation Dubai can accommodate up to four large-scale base maintenance projects at its Dubai
International Airport facility prior to the start of runway construction, currently scheduled for May 1, 2014. The
company can also provide departure slots during the runway closure period in addition to long-term parking for
two BBJ, ACJ-size aircraft and mid-size range business jets. Scheduled maintenance activities will continue at
the facility despite the runway closure.
“Jet Aviation’s extensive MRO network in EMEA and Asia is of real benefit to our customers at times like this,”
adds Stefan Benz, vice president of Jet Aviation’s MRO and FBO operations, EMEA and Asia. “Our customers
value the fact that they can enjoy Jet Aviation services at any of our global facilities. For our customers in the
Middle East, we will have slots available for base and scheduled maintenance throughout the runway
Jet Aviation Dubai’s maintenance and FBO location was established in May 2005 as a joint venture company
with the AL Mulla Group. 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-story FBO building with an area of
1,050 square meters (11,300 square feet). The facility holds EASA #145.0317 maintenance approval and is an
FAA #U8JY426Y repair station. It also holds Bermuda DCA, Cayman CAA, Jordan CARC, Saudi Arabia GACA,
Pakistan CAA, India DGCA and UAE GCAA approvals. Jet Aviation Dubai is an authorized service center for
maintenance and warranty support to Boeing BBJ, the Gulfstream G150, G200, GIV and GV, G550 and G650
series, the Dassault Falcon 900, 2000 and 7X series, and full service capability for Hawker Beechcraft 800/900
series and Embraer Legacy aircraft, including L4 and L12 inspections. The company expanded its VIP handling
service delivery to Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) in December 2012.
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 4,500 employees cater to
client needs from more than 20 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.
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