Jet Aviation has completed its first B787-8 VVIP cabin. The company said the interior, completed on schedule, was notable for its low weight and low cabin acoustic level.
The B787 was delivered green to Jet Aviation’s completions centre in Basel, Switzerland, in October 2019. The interior was designed by an external design studio and included a number of complex features, all engineered and produced in-house at Jet Aviation.
“The exceptionally low cabin noise Jet Aviation achieved on this aircraft is the culmination of long-term collaborative research and development between us, universities, OEMs and partner companies,” said Enrique Garrido Bosch, completions programme director for the programme. “We’re delighted to see our work lead the industry in sound space, and our customer was particularly delighted with his environment of calm. We are very excited about the possibilities for further innovation to develop and shape sound experiences.”
“The company drew on years of advanced preparation and research from its team of in-house artisans to incorporate several new design elements into the interior,” said Jeremie Caillet, senior vice president of regional operations, EMEA. “We delivered the aircraft on time and under target weight using our existing EASA STC for certifying interior installations on Boeing 787 aircraft – the first STC of this kind to be granted to a completion centre. It is truly one of the most beautiful and technically impressive cabins we have ever redelivered in Basel. I couldn’t be prouder of how the team embraced every challenge and ultimately positioned us strongly for future 787 completions.”
Jet Aviation is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics with some 4,000 employees and 50 locations worldwide. Jet Aviation’s offerings include aircraft management, aircraft sales, charter, completions, defence, FBO, maintenance and staffing.