Headquartered in Fairfax County, Virginia, General Dynamics is an aerospace and defense company offering a wide range of products and services to many platforms including business aviation, combat vehicles, shipbuilding, and weapons systems and munitions. The company’s wholly owned subsidiary Jet Aviation is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. At the beginning of the week, the Switzerland-based Jet Aviation announced that they have been selected by Boeing Business Jets to complete the interiors of two Boeing 777-300ER
planes following an intense and competitive bidding process. Work on the two aircraft, which belong to an undisclosed Asian customer, will begin immediately. The project is expected to take over three years to complete. Matthew Woollaston, director of Market Development & Completions Sales for Jet Aviation Basel is excited to score the contract.
“We have invested heavily in process and product improvements for popular wide-body platforms such as the B777 in order to bring VIP interiors to the next level of quality and precision,”
he said. “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our new capabilities.” Neil Boyle, vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation is also looking forward to the company’s hard work paying off. He said,
“This is a significant program for Boeing Business Jets and we are honored to have been selected to complete these two B777s. We look forward to demonstrating our skills and expertise to Boeing directly.”
Jet Aviation Basel has been completing aircraft at its Completions Center since 1977 and has created over 200 cabin interiors to date. It is widely recognized as a leading high-end completions center for both narrow- and wide-body Boeing BBJs. The company has completed 25 Boeing interiors since 1999, and this is its second Boeing Completions contract in as many months this year. Jet Aviation Basel employs over 1,600 professionals at their facility which has in-house design and engineering departments as well as on-site cabinetry, upholstery, fiberglass and paint shops. Jet Aviation was acquired by U.S.-based General Dynamics on November 5, 2008. As part of General Dynamics, Jet Aviation will operate as an independent business unit within the General Dynamics
Aerospace Group to continue with its successful business model. They employ about 5,600 workers at 26 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. Via our proprietary website ASAP AOG
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