Jet Aviation Basel awarded BBJ 787-9 completion

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Jet Aviation Basel has been selected to complete the interior of a BBJ 787-9 Dreamliner for a customer in the Middle East. The VVIP aircraft is to be delivered to the completions center in 2015 for a two-year completions cycle. The VVIP interior, designed by Andrew Winch Design, features a master bedroom, bathroom and office suite, a large open-plan dining and living area, as well as room for guests.

In 2011, Jet Aviation Basel appointed a team of engineers to work closely with Boeing to prepare for its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner completion. Since then, the company has developed new technologies and processes, including new methods of engineering data management to support the completion of this aircraft.

Delivery of the aircraft is expected in 2018. To meet this commitment, Jet Aviation has intensified its cooperation with Boeing over the past several months to establish a seamless flow of data between the two organizations. The company will continue to work with the manufacturer on the project.

“We have a precise understanding of the data required by Boeing for the Dreamliner to validate the modification of systems and structures,” said Neil Boyle, vice president and general manager of the completions center at Jet Aviation Basel. “Developing this degree of engineering specification so early in a project is unprecedented. As a basis of comparison, such engineering maturity is typically only attained with traditional metallic aircraft by the final design review. In this sense, Jet Aviation truly is writing the rule book for completing carbon fiber aircraft.”

“We are very excited to work with Jet Aviation Basel closely as they complete the first BBJ 787-9 Dreamliner that we sold,” said David Longridge, president of Boeing Business Jets. “It is a milestone project for us at Boeing Business Jets and we are confident that the customer will be very satisfied with the work done by Jet Aviation Basel.”

“We have long been recognized as a completions center that provides premium-quality interiors,” said Rob Smith, group president of Jet Aviation. “To ensure we continue to meet the high standards of our discerning clients, we have heavily invested in this advanced aviation technology. We are now eager to apply our new capabilities on the Dreamliner.”

May 29, 2015

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Izzy has been part of the Business Jet Interiors International team since its second issue, and the editor since 2011. She also edits Auditoria, Railway Interiors International and Winter Sports Technology International. Outside of work, Izzy is rediscovering her love of art by learning how to paint with watercolors.

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