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Jet Aviation Basel beefs up Falcon capacity

25th November 2008 - 17:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Swiss corporate/VIP completions specialist Jet Aviation Basel has completed a 35,520 sq ft hangar extension that will allow all of its Dassault Falcon work to be accommodated in one location.

Completed in seven months from start to finish, the extension and an adjoining original hangar can now house all the Dassault Falcon 2000s, 900s and F7Xs passing though the company’s hands. “The extension will help us to increase production and also frees space elsewhere that can be added to our maintenance capacity,” says André Wall, chief operating officer for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Jet Aviation Basel now has more than 875,000 sq ft of workspace total space. The General Dynamics-owned company can handle aircraft as big as the Boeing 747-400 and Airbus A380 and has already completed several Airbus ACJs and A320s and Boeing 737s, 757s, 767s and 747-400s.

* Air France has just received an A380 prototype into its new H6 hangar at Paris Charles de Gaulle. The facility was built specially for maintenance of the dozen A380s that the French carrier has on order. The aircraft is at CDG to check its compatibility with airport facilities such as airbridges and with the mobile maintenance docks in the hangar. Also tested was its ability to communicate by WiFi with the hangar’s wireless network, a capability that is expected to significantly enhance the efficiency of maintenance operations.

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