Jet Aviation Singapore’s expanded interior capabilities gain FAA approval


Jet Aviation Singapore has received FAA approval for its new interior shop. The company has also doubled the size of its team of interior craftspeople to meet increased demand for cabin interior refurbishment services.

The FAA approval allows Jet Aviation Singapore to certify refurbished interior components or entire cabin interiors for aircraft rated by the facility. This is a major step in an effort to further expand the company’s refurbishment capabilities.

Jet Aviation Singapore is currently refurbishing the cabinetry and veneer on a Bombardier Challenger 605 and upgrading a Gulfstream GIV’s cabin. In 2014, Jet Aviation Singapore performed a range of retrofit, modification and upgrade services on various aircraft, including the full interior refurbishment of a GIV and the retrofit of interior components on two BBJ 747 aircraft.

“We’re developing a reputation as a one-stop shop with our combined maintenance inspection and refurbishment offering, including upholstery and avionics or CMS upgrades,” said John Riggir, vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation Singapore.

“Owners of business jets take great pride in the pristine condition of their aircraft, particularly in this region, and this extends to cabin interiors. We have experienced increased demand from the maturing fleet of long-range, large-cabin aircraft that are based in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. We also expect to receive certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) later in 2015, which will further support our customers.”

“Customers clearly value our combined maintenance and refurbishment service offerings, which is where most of the refurbishment growth has been noted in Singapore,” said Stefan Benz, vice president of MRO and FBO services for EMEA and Asia. “We are delighted to expand our refurbishment capabilities with this FAA approval to meet our clients’ requirements.”

Jet Aviation Singapore’s interior shop is equipped for upholstery, wood and veneer finishing and carpeting work. There is also a new 60m² spray-painting and buffing shop. The company also collaborates with Hawker Pacific to offer a full repaint and interior package on aircraft up to the size of the Gulfstream G650 and the Bombardier Global series.

In other news, the company recently received FAA approval to provide line and base maintenance to Gulfstream G650 aircraft. The company also added repair station approval for Thailand DCA. As a factory authorized service center and warranty repair facility for the Gulfstream series, the FAA approval permits Jet Aviation Singapore to extend warranty line and base maintenance support to owners and operators of G650 aircraft registered in the USA.

“We are consistently seeing more operational activity of long-range, large-cabin aircraft across Asia, the Pacific and Australasia, and several new aircraft deliveries are expected in the region over the next few years,” said Riggir. “With approximately two thirds of the aircraft we service in Singapore representing Gulfstream, I’ve no doubt that our extended support capabilities for the G650 will be well-received by the market.”

Since opening its doors in 2014, Jet Aviation Singapore has performed a 96-month inspection on a Bombardier Challenger, two 4C inspections on Global Express and a 96-month inspection on a GIV, including painting and refurbishing the interior. The company is currently gearing up for multiple 8C inspections of Global Express aircraft later in 2015.

The 7,500m² hangar at Jet Aviation Singapore permits up to eight Gulfstream G650, eight Bombardier Global Express 7000 aircraft or three BBJ or ACJ aircraft. 

April 23, 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 and Railway Interiors International. Outside of work, Izzy is rediscovering her love of art by learning how to paint with watercolors.

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