Jet Aviation Asia grows business jet fleet to 27 aircraft
Jet Aviation Asia increases its business jet fleet by almost tenfold in four years, as it prepares to receive a Gulfstream G650 in April.
Jet Aviation Asia has expanded its fleet of business jets to 27 aircraft, up from three in 2009.
The company has also added new staff to its operations and Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) teams in Hong Kong.
“Five years ago we had a fleet of three aircraft; today we manage 27,” says Iris Riesen, managing director of Jet Aviation’s aircraft management and charter division in Hong Kong. “We are fully committed to providing the highest quality service and this fleet expansion demonstrates our dedication and ability to meet the expectations of our discerning clients.”
The newest business jet, a Gulfstream G650, will be based in Hong Kong and is due to be delivered by the end of April 2014. The aircraft will be maintained by Jet Aviation’s Hong Kong maintenance facility, which is a Gulfstream-authorised service centre for G450, G550 and G650 aircraft.
Jet Aviation has been operating in Asia since opening its maintenance and FBO facility in Singapore in 1995. In 2001, Jet Aviation established an office in Hong Kong to provide aircraft management and charter. In 2008, it established Jet Aviation Hong Kong to provide scheduled and unscheduled line maintenance and inspections, as well as AOG support.
The opening of Jet Aviation’s new hangar at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore is also imminent and should coincide with the arrival of the company’s new G650 in April.