Thu, May 21, 2015

Private Aviation & Premium Travel
Jet Aviation wins two completions contracts

Jet Aviation Basel has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Alpha Star Aviation Services to complete an ACJ A319 and an ACJ A330. 

The aircraft will be delivered to the Basel Completions Center in Q4 2015.

Both aircraft interiors are designed by the Basel Design Studio and will receive European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate (STC) approval upon completion.

“We are honoured to be Alpha Star’s completions centre of choice and look forward to delivering two aircraft with beautiful interiors,” says Neil Boyle, Vice President and General Manager of Jet Aviation Basel’s Completions Center. “Our in-house engineering teams, production personnel and certifying professionals are continuously striving to ensure ultimate customer satisfaction. The award of this project demonstrates great confidence in our extensive capabilities, both with single and twin-aisle VIP completions.”

Alpha Star Aviation Services CEO Salem Al Muzaini says: “Jet Aviation has an excellent reputation for the quality of its cabin interiors, which is backed by comprehensive capabilities and a willingness to invest in cutting edge technology. We have every confidence in their ability to fully meet our specifications.”

The Riyadh-based Alpha Star Aviation Services is a premium private aviation company in Saudi Arabia that caters to the needs of a significant customer base through its 24/7/365 flight operations, aircraft management, air charter, ground handling, aviation consulting, engineering, Medevac (Air Ambulatory) and support services. 

Holding FAR PART 125/135 regulatory certification from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia, in addition to ISO9001/AS9110 and IS-BAO  certification, Alpha Star is committed to maintaining the highest safety standards through experienced professionals and cabin  crews.

Jet Aviation Basel is a world-renowned completions and maintenance centre employing more than 1,600 professionals. The facility has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, sheet metal, composite and paint shops. 

The organisation is capable of outfitting jets as large as an Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747-8 series and has already completed numerous Airbus ACJ319, ACJ320, ACJ330, ACJ340 and Boeing B737, B757 and B747 aircraft. Jet Aviation Basel also provides aircraft maintenance and repair services for a wide variety of business jets. 

It is a factory approved service centre 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.

A wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics of the US, Jet Aviation was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 5,000 employees cater to client needs from more than 25 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 US aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 250 aircraft.

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