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Jet Aviation and Airbus sign a new agreement about the status as an Approved Airbus Completions Center
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Jet Aviation and Airbus have signed a general conditions agreement about its status as an Approved Airbus Completions Center on the first day of this year's EBACE convention in Geneva, Switzerland. Through this agreement, the Basel-based completions center will support the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) family of aircraft in VVIP cabin interior completions.
Jet Aviation and Airbus, a subsidiary of Europe's leading aerospace and defense company EADS, renewed the general conditions agreement for another five years. The agreement covers completions services including interior design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and certification. Over the past years, notable Airbus completions at Jet Aviation Basel have included more than ten projects on A319, A320, A330-200, A340-300 and A340-600 aircraft.
Peter G. Edwards, president of the Jet Aviation Group, said: "We are honored that Airbus has renewed our agreement for completions. In cooperation with Airbus, we have brought to realization over the past years a number of highly customized completions projects and look forward to continuing to do so."
Arnaud Martin, vice president Corporate Jet & VIP programmes of Airbus, said: "We are very pleased to extend the partnership with Jet Aviation and we are confident that it will continue to service our customer needs with its excellent standards."
Dr. Welf-Werner Degel, vice president and Eurofighter campaign director Switzerland, added: "EADS has substantially supported this cooperation between Jet Aviation and Airbus and is committed to further increase its industrial cooperation with Switzerland through this expanded relationship. As a major defense program, the Eurofighter is currently offered to the Swiss Air Force for a partial replacement of the Tiger aircraft (TTE). This is an excellent basis to create additional opportunities for further industrial cooperation."
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, fiberglass and paint shops. The organization is capable of outfitting jets as large as an Airbus 380. Over the past years, Jet Aviation Basel has outfitted more than ten Airbus jets, including A319, A320, A330-200, A340-300 and A340-600 aircraft. The company also provides aircraft maintenance and repair services to a wide variety of business jets. It is a factory approved service center for Airbus and other aircraft manufacturers as well. 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 5,100 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 91,200 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
Airbus designs, builds and supports the world's most modern aircraft family, including the A320, A330/A340, A350 and A380 Families. It offers corporate jet versions of this young family that offer unprecedented comfort, space and reliability, as well as excellent investment value. www.corporate-jetliner.com
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. In 2009, the Group - comprising Airbus, Eurocopter, EADS Astrium and EADS Defence & Security - generated revenues of 42.8 billion EUR and employed a workforce of more than 119,000. Switzerland is one of the 10 most important partner countries for EADS which cooperates already with more than 400 Swiss suppliers. www.eads.com
For more information on Jet Aviation completions, visit Jet Aviation at EBACE in Hall 7 at booth # 7090.
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