Jet Aviation has broken ground on its new completion hangar at its main completion site in Basel, Switzerland.
The new 8,700m² hangar will significantly boost its ability to meet rising demand for VIP completions, maintenance and refurbishment services, particularly for wide-body aircraft.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place on the 23 November 2017 and is scheduled to go operational at the end of 2018.
The new facility will accommodate wide and narrow-body aircraft including the Boeing 747-8, and will incorporate 2,000m² for workshops and offices, an extra 4,550m² of hangar space and extending the tarmac by 5,000m².
As well as an extra 4,550m² of hangar space, the new hangar includes adding 2,000m² for workshops and offices and extending the tarmac by 5,000m².
Jet Aviation is leasing extra hangar and interiors workshop space to maintain its capacity and capabilities throughout the project.
“We have a long history of handling major modifications and completions at Jet Aviation, and we are fully committed to investing in the latest technologies that support the highest quality and safety standards for our customers worldwide,” said Rob Smith, president of the Jet Aviation Group.
“This investment also reinforces our commitment to Basel – our home base. We will create new jobs for the local community and help to further strengthen Basel as a hub for European aviation.”