Jet Aviation has announced that it has completed the extension and renovation of a new 8,000 square-meter production center at its maintenance and completion facility in Basel.
The center brings the cabinet shop, interiors and finishing shops, and sheet metal shops together in one location.
The new space is comprised of 5,000 square meters of renovated space, and an additional 3,000 square meter extension.
Architectural design and planning for the new production center 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,” says Jeremie Caillet, Jet Aviation’s vice president of VIP completions.
“Customers trust us with one of their most valuable assets, and we take pride in bringing their vision to life.
“This Center 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.”
“The concept and development of such a large project adjacent to our existing hangars was a long and complex program, which took almost ten years from initial concept to opening,” says Sylvain Von Hof, vice president real estate, facility management & logistics EMEA.
“It is a fantastic achievement and we thank everyone who took part, from the teams here at Jet Aviation, to our local partners, including the Euro Airport, who played a significant role throughout the entire process.”