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
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.
For more information on Jet Aviation completions, visit Jet
Aviation at EBACE in Hall 7 at booth # 7090.