Jet Aviation Basel Adds To Hangar Capacity

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Swiss-based Jet Aviation announced it will take over a former Crossair hangar at the Basel airport on Oct. 1, under a recently executed lease agreement with Swiss International Air Lines and the airport authorities. According to the company, the additional hangar space of 5,000 square meters brings to 20,000 square meters the facility's hangar capacity, an expansion of roughly 30 percent. Jet Aviation Basel provides aircraft maintenance and repair services to a wide variety of business jets, including approvals as a factory service center by Gulfstream, Bombardier and Dassault, and performs contract maintenance service on Boeing products. “We are very happy that we found a solution with Swiss and the airport authority to be able to handle the growing number of aircraft at our facility,” said Rainer Albecker, senior vice president and general manager at Jet Aviation Basel. "Since we expect the number of aircraft at our facility to increase over the next few years, this 30 percent expansion will secure that we can continue to operate to the fullest satisfaction of customers providing the highest level of quality and safety,” Albecker added. Among other capabilities, Jet Aviation Basel is a well-known completions center employing more than 1,000 professionals. In addition to in-house design and engineering departments, the facility features on-site cabinetry, upholstery, fiberglass and paint shops. The completions center in Basel is capable of outfitting jets as large as an Airbus A380 or a Boeing 747-400 series aircraft and has already outfitted several Airbus 319ACJ, A320 and Boeing B737, B757 and B767 aircraft.