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Jet Aviation completes new Swiss production centre

Jet Aviation has completed the extension and renovation of a new 8,000sq m production centre at its maintenance and completion facility in Basel, Switzerland.

The centre brings the company’s cabinet shop, interiors and finishing shops and sheet metal shops together in one location.

The new space is comprised of 5,000sq m of renovated space, and an additional 3,000sq m extension, Jet Aviation said.

Architectural design and planning for the new production centre commenced in mid-2019, with construction beginning later that year. Phase I was dedicated to moving the sheet metal, interior and finishing shops, and was completed in November 2020. Phase II focused on moving the cabinet shop and completing the extension and renovation project.

“This investment is a testament to our promise of being easy to do business with,” said Jet Aviation’s vice president of VIP completions Jeremie Caillet. “Customers trust us with one of their most valuable assets, and we take pride in bringing their vision to life. This centre consolidates all production activities, bringing cabinetry, interior finishing, and sheet metal under one roof. It further creates significant efficiencies and makes it easier for our customers to visit and experience first-hand the craftsmanship that makes their aircraft so unique.”

Vice president MRO Europe & general manager Basel Cyril Martiniere commented: “After more than twenty years, we are delighted to see our production teams of some 150 employees together in one location. This new, spacious, and light-filled centre represents the latest innovations in infrastructure and equipment for a safe and enjoyable work environment and will allow the teams to collaborate even more efficiently and effectively with one another and with our customers.”

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