BBJ Max 9 completion contract for Jet Aviation


Jet Aviation has announced a completion contract for a BBJ Max 9. The aircraft is to arrive at the company’s completion centre in Basel, Switzerland, early in 2023.

The aircraft is for an undisclosed VVIP customer. The design has been created by an external designer, and will be engineered, crafted, installed and certified in-house at Jet Aviation.

“We are delighted to have been selected to complete this beautifully ornate cabin interior,” said Christoph Fondalinski, vice president of completions at Jet Aviation. “Customers are desiring cabins that offer the comfort and environment of a private residence. We continue to push boundaries to create the ultimate cabin experience through innovative engineering such as our industry-leading balance of low cabin sound and weight, all at our exceptional level of craftsmanship. These were key factors in winning this contract.”

The BBJ Max 9 signing success follows a contract signed earlier in 2022 for two BBJ Max 8 aircraft. The two aircraft are scheduled to arrive in Basel during the first half of 2023. The BBJ Max 8 interiors, designed by the Jet Aviation Design Studio, will be completed by Jet Aviation in Basel.

“For this project, it was imperative that the completion centre demonstrate industry-leading abilities to minimise weight without sacrificing the quality of the cabin experience,” said Matthew Woollaston, Jet Aviation’s vice president of completion sales. “Alongside expert industry knowledge and capabilities, our team really went above and beyond to provide an incredibly thought-through response, further demonstrating our agility, flexibility and ability to truly understand what a customer is looking for, while working with them to achieve it seemingly effortlessly.”

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