Redelivery of first full cabin refurbishment at Jet Aviation’s Dubai site


Jet Aviation’s MRO facility at Dubai DXB has redelivered its first full business jet cabin refurbishment project. The refurbishment included both hard and soft furnishings, and a design refresh to meet the customer’s specifications.

The project scope involved the removal of the entire interior on a Gulfstream 450, including disassembling the cabinetry, bulkheads, doors, sideledges, tables, wardrobes, vanity unit, galley and annex for restoration. The original veneer was removed and reworked with a high-gloss piano black finish, which was complemented by a palette of grey upholstery. The seats and divan were fully restored with new foam and leather per customer specifications. The final cabin fit-out and monuments required meticulous attention to detail during re-installation to ensure a seamless finish throughout the cabin.

“Part of our commitment to providing an effortless experience for our customers is ensuring that we continue to evolve and expand our services to meet their growing requirements,” said Hardy Bütschi, VP regional operations, Middle East, and GM, Dubai. “In the past years, we have seen more and more requests for cabin refurbishments, and have been steadily increasing our in-house capabilities to be able to offer customers a full interior refurbishment on all business jet types, in collaboration with our trusted interior finishing partners. This bespoke interior project is a fantastic example of what we are now able to offer our customers, with attention to detail and craftsmanship, such as perfectly aligning the seams of the new leather-upholstered valances and headliners. I’m incredibly proud of the team and their commitment to providing our customers with exceptional customer service and results whatever the challenge.”

The facility is also in the final stage of redelivery on a second business jet, which was fully restored to customer selected specifications with a trusted interiors partner.

“It’s fantastic to now have full cabin refurbishment capability in-house at our maintenance hub in Dubai as we continue to grow our services in the region,” said Jeremie Caillet, senior vice president, regional operations EMEA. “The Middle East is a key strategic hub in our network. We have been operating in the region for over 40 years and our deep-rooted understanding and close relationships with our customers allow us to anticipate their needs and evolve our own capabilities to ensure we can seamlessly support them today and in the future.”

The completion of the projects follows an announcement in December 2022 that Jet Aviation Dubai DXB had increased maintenance and refurbishment capabilities in response to growing customer demand. The extension includes full-cabin refurbishment and avionic modifications and upgrades, such as high-speed internet.

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