Jet Aviation is preparing its Basel, Switzerland completions centre for the first Boeing 787 for a private customer.
Although the General Dynamics-owned company has not disclosed when the first of the all-composite airliners will arrive at the facility, Boeing says the first of 12 VIP 787’s on order is on schedule for delivery at the end of the year.
In preparation for the aircraft’s arrival Jet Aviation has sent a team of Part 145 licensed engineers to receive European Part 66 B1/B2 type training at Boeing’s facilities in Seattle.
Jet Aviation engineers have already completed an advanced 787 structural repairs training course provided by Boeing.
“The all-composite structures of the Boeing 787 present a unique set of requirements for interior completions,” says Jet Aviation Basel’s vice-president and general manager Neil Boyle. “We have invested heavily in the new technologies of the Boeing 787 to master their impacts on the completions process for VIP aircraft.”