Jet Aviation is to carry out the world’s first private completions project on a Boeing Business Jet 787-9.
An undisclosed Middle Eastern customer selected the Basel-based outfitter for the project that will see the VVIP aircraft delivered to the completions centre later this year for a two-year completions cycle.
President of Boeing Business Jets David Longridge says: “We are very excited to work with Jet Aviation Basel closely as they complete the first BBJ 787-9 Dreamliner that we sold. It is a milestone project for us at Boeing Business Jets and we are confident that the customer will be very satisfied with the work done by Jet Aviation Basel.”
Four years ago Jet Aviation tasked a team of engineers to work with Boeing to prepare for its first completion of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. It has since developed new technologies and processes, including new methods of engineering data management to support the completion of the new generation aircraft.
Delivery of the aircraft is expected in 2018.
“We have a precise understanding of the data required by Boeing for the Dreamliner to validate the modification of systems and structures,” says Neil Boyle, vice president and general manager of the Basel centre. “Developing this degree of engineering specification so early in a project is unprecedented. As a basis of comparison, such engineering maturity is typically only attained with traditional metallic aircraft by the final design review. In this sense, Jet Aviation truly is writing ‘the rule book’ for completing carbonfibre aircraft.”
The elaborate VVIP interior designed by Andrew Winch Design features a master bedroom, bathroom and office suite, a large open-plan dining and living area, as well as room for guests. The interior will also feature a state-of-the -art communications system, along with a sophisticated lighting, heating and sound-proofing package, all intended to ensure the highest levels of passenger comfort in the air.
Source: Flight Daily News