Jet Aviation celebrates 15 years of successful operation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company’s MRO and FBO facility at Dubai International Airport was officially inaugurated at the 2005 Dubai Airshow. Three years ago, also at the Dubai Airshow, it launched a second FBO at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South. As the first executive aviation maintenance facility at the Dubai International Airport, Jet Aviation launched its MRO and FBO facility with the intention of strengthening its global services network and supporting its growing clientele in the Middle East.
Now a major hub in the Middle East, the company has received numerous awards for outstanding safety and service, most recently voted #1 in the Professional Pilot 2020 PRASE Survey’s Best Middle East & African FBO category as well as Fixed Base Operator of the Year at the 2019 Aviation Business Awards. Following a recent audit, the company’s high safety standards were also just acknowledged by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) through re-issuance of IS-BAH Stage Two certificates to Jet Aviation Dubai at both of its FBO locations (DXB and DWC). Similarly, Jet Aviation’s base and line maintenance facility in Dubai is thriving.
Since opening for business in 2005, the company continues to invest in its capabilities, services, employees, and local communities. Working closely with manufacturers and aviation authorities, the company supports numerous national approvals and multiple OEMs. It is an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for Gulfstream Aerospace and Boeing Business Jets (BBJ), an appointed member of the Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) Service Center Network (SCN) and complements a large service portfolio with additional approvals for Dassault, Bombardier and Embraer aircraft types. Coupled with a burgeoning 24/7 global AOG support team, the facility is the preferred service provider in the Middle East Jet Aviation operates a network of MRO facilities in Basel, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Vienna that support one another, and coordinate scheduled and on-demand maintenance, including global 24/7 AOG support.
Just last month, the company’s Dubai maintenance facility delivered the region’s first 4C-Check on a Dassault Falcon 50, working with the company’s historic MRO facility in Basel for technical input. “Our goal is to exceed customer expectations in all that do, ensuring the highest safety and quality standards and an providing an exceptional customer experience,” says Hardy Butschi, Vice President Regional Operations Middle East & GM Dubai. “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, partners and employees for their ongoing support. Without them, we wouldn’t be here today.”
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. Some 4,000 employees cater to client needs from some 50 facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America and the Caribbean.