French jeweller Patrick Mauboussin has partnered Masterjet to create a new company, Patrick Mauboussin Aircraft Design (PMAD).

The deal renews Mauboussin's connections to the aviation industry. He belongs to the family behind the Mauboussin M.120 Corsaire and Fouga Magister trainers developed either side of the Second World War.

PMAD will provide interior and exterior design services to companies in the business aviation sector. The jeweller's first project is a "Nile Spirit"paint scheme for Masterjet's A320CJ. The aircraft - configured for 26 passengers, and including a lounge and bedroom - will be available for charter services. Among PMAD's other projectsis a new seat, branded Seat One.

A Lisbon-headquartered company owned by Sparfell Aviation Technologies, Masterjet plans to have nine Dassault Falcon 2000LX/7X aircraft based at Paris Le Bourget by the end of 2009, and 15 by the end of 2011. Its fleet also includes Cessna Citation jets, as well as the ACJ.

In a bid to diversify its activities, Masterjet has become a partner of Fokker services for marketing of MRO and completions services. It has also joined forces to Air France Consultancy to promote that company's finance, operationsand training services to the business aviation sector.

Source: Flight Daily News