Jet Aviation redelivers refurbished BBJ1


Jet Aviation Basel BBJ1

Jet Aviation recently redelivered a refurbished Boeing BBJ1, which was completed in conjunction with a scheduled C-1 maintenance inspection.

The BBJ1 had been out of service for a number of years before it was sold to the owner. The same long-range Boeing Business Jet was also outfitted by Jet Aviation in 1999. The aircraft was recently sold with low air-miles to the current owner, who decided to refurbish it entirely.

The full interior refurbishment was completed without making any structural changes. Some of the wood marquetry was replaced. All of the chairs, sidewalls and carpets were replaced, and the entire exterior was painted.

In addition to the refurbishment, C-1 check and general defect rectifications, the maintenance facility installed a new Rockwell Collins Venue CMS, activated Swift Broadband, upgraded the Future Aircraft Navigation System (FANS) and configured ADS-B Out. It also improved the soundproofing using its new targeted sound prediction technology and implemented a number of service bulletins, including a Low Cabin Altitude modification.

“Industry standards and systems capabilities have risen over the years.”

Estelle Thorin, director of Large Aircraft Maintenance said: “Industry standards and systems capabilities have risen over the years. Customers want all the same bells and whistles in their aircraft that they’re accustomed to at home, and we at Jet Aviation work closely with all the vendors to ensure they receive the best and latest solutions on the market. Our improved soundproofing technology, for example, uses high-performing materials we did not have 20 years ago.”

Simon Koenig, supervisor of Maintenance Interior Design at Jet Aviation in Basel added: “This combined refurbishment and maintenance project demonstrates Jet Aviation’s impressive capabilities that are backed by great teamwork and commitment to the highest standards. As an old aircraft with old documentation, it was a challenging project that’s produced terrific results. The aircraft is like new!.”

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