Jet Aviation St Louis names first BBJ customer
Jet Aviation St. Louis has named Ty Warner, founder of high-end toy manufacturer Ty Inc., as its first customer for BBJ maintenance and interior upgrade.
“Teams of technicians have been sent to Basel to work side-by-side with their colleagues there,” notes Chuck Krugh, senior vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation St. Louis. “This hands-on knowledge means we have an experienced team to satisfy Ty Air’s high expectations. We also will utilize Basel technicians to augment our already capable maintenance, interior and avionics groups to provide the professional care and expertise our BBJ customers deserve.”
Ty Air’s BBJ 700 will undergo its 12-year inspection and gear overhaul. Additionally, the main cabin interior will be removed to facilitate the inspections and be reinstalled. An Enhanced Vision System (EVS) will be installed per a series of Boeing and Rockwell service bulletins. This is the first time EVS has ever been applied to a BBJ aircraft in private service. The aircraft will input around April 2013.
“This project is a significant first for us. Ty Air was impressed by our partnership with Basel and by our one-stop shop capabilities in St. Louis,” added Krugh. “Now that we have the first aircraft signed, we expect this business to really take off.”
Ty Warner is chairman, CEO, sole owner and founder of Ty Inc., as well as the owner of luxury hotels worldwide.