Jet Aviation has grown its operations or added new services at various facilities around the world.

The firm's Jet Aviation Saudi Arabia joint venture, which has operated a fixed-base operation in Jeddah since 1979, has opened a new 3,000m2 (32,300ft2) FBO at the city's King Abdulaziz International airport.

The new facility boasts a special passenger flow system, line and maintenance service capabilities and enhanced service offerings, including a 24h shuttle service to the airport's international terminal. It is "a tribute to our past and future success", said Jet Aviation Group president Peter Edwards.

Meanwhile, Jet Aviation Singapore has completed MRO and FBO facility upgrades. In addition to refurbishing the entrance, the roof and customer lounge, bathrooms, meeting room and pilot's lounge, and installing a surrounding fence and closed-circuit cameras, it also announced plans to build a 6,100m2 hangar next to its current facilities. The new maintenance hangar will be operational in January 2013.

"The decision for significant investment in Singapore was made in direct response to clear signs of further growth in the Asian market," said Christof Spath, senior vice-president MRO and FBO services for Jet Aviation EMEA and Asia.

Separately, Jet Aviation Geneva has extended its available cleaning services include dry exterior cleaning, a wet wash service and brightening work. Bright work is a three-step procedure including oxidation removal, Permagard polishing and swirl mark removal, resulting in a mirror-like polish of all raw material surfaces of the aircraft.

Source: Flight Daily News