DUBAI / November 21, 2017 – Jet Aviation, together with its joint venture partner the Al Mulla Business Group, will celebrate the opening of its new FBO facility in the shared terminal at Dubai South during the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The company is hosting a Grand Opening at the FBO following the second day of business on November 13, 2107.
“We are firmly committed to our customers in Dubai and the region, which our new Dubai South FBO demonstrates,” said Hardy Butschi, vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation’s MRO and FBO operations in Dubai. “We also continue operating our award-winning MRO and FBO facilities at Dubai International Airport (DXB), and are extending our (DXB) maintenance approvals to support line maintenance services through the Dubai South FBO.”
As business aviation traffic is increasingly channeled through DWC, the upscale 600-square meter FBO in the shared VIP terminal adds considerable capacity for Jet Aviation to meet customer requirements now and into the future. The new state-of-the-art facility features three customer lounges, a conference room, crew lounge and operations center, two prayer rooms and shower facilities.
“Since opening in 2005, we have handled more than 25,000 aircraft in Dubai and were voted Best FBO in the Middle East & Africa in Professional Pilot magazine for the 7th time this year,” said Stefan Benz, SVP Regional Operations, EMEA & Asia. “We are very pleased to begin operations at Dubai South and look forward to welcoming customers to our new FBO where they can expect to receive the highest quality services in the comfort and style to which they are accustomed with Jet.”
Both Jet Aviation FBOs in Dubai have been audited and approved for registration to the IS-BAH™ Standard.
Jet Aviation Dubai’s maintenance and FBO location was established in May 2005 as a joint venture company with the Al Mulla Business 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 Bahrain CAA, Bermuda DCA, Cayman CAA, India DGCA, San Marino CAA, Saudi Arabia GACA, UAE GCAA (NAA), Pakistan CAA and Afghan CAA approvals. Jet Aviation Dubai is an authorized service center for maintenance and warranty support to Boeing BBJ, the Gulfstream G150, G200, GIV and GV, G450, G550 and G650 series, the
Dassault Falcon 900, 2000 and 7X series, and full service capability for Hawker Beechcraft 800/900 series, Airbus ACJ family and Embraer Legacy aircraft. The company expanded its VIP handling services to Dubai South in 2012 and opened its new FBO at the shared terminal in November 2017.
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Basel, 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 30 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia,