Jet Aviation refurbishes three Bell 412 helicopters


Three Bell 412 helicopters have been delivered by Jet Aviation following major inspections and refurbishments. The work was conducted for a returning customer in the Middle East.

Jet Aviation has been providing helicopter maintenance, repair, upgrades and modifications from its location in Fujairah, UAE, since 2017, including offering dedicated maintenance support throughout the region.

The maintenance facility in Fujairah was commissioned to refurbish, paint and sell three Bell 412s in conjunction with five-year major inspections. With the inspections requiring full disassembly of the aircraft, engine upgrades were also performed on all three aircraft.

“It was a big project that the team was excited to take on,” said Mike Conomos, general manager of Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Fujairah. “The helicopters had been parked in different locations across the region for an extended period of time before they were trucked to us in early 2021. Coupled with the required paint and refurbishment, each aircraft took an average of 3,000 man-hours to complete. All three deliveries were made on time following stunning transformations.”

“Our customers appreciate both the scope of our capabilities and our commitment to the highest standards,” Conomos continued. “The team drew on all their experience, expertise, passion and flexibility with this project, and I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

Jet Aviation has a team of more than 20 maintenance professionals in Fujairah – representing nearly as many nationalities – engaging in the provision of integrated aviation solutions for helicopters across the Asia Pacific and Middle East.

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.

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