Jet Aviation has refurbished its first Embraer Legacy 650 business jet on behalf of a private owner. The project was undertaken at the business aviation services provider’s completions centre in Basel, Switzerland, during its scheduled C-check heavy maintenance inspection. The large-cabin business jet has since been sold to Johannesburg-headquartered company Planair Enterprises.
The refurbishment included a full-carpet replacement, seat and divan re-upholstery, wood repairs, re-covering of the dado panels, new flooring in the galley and a full exterior repaint, says Jet Aviation. The Basel facility is the only service centre in Europe that is authorised to perform the full suite of MRO services on Embraer business jets, including Part 21 design organisation and interior work, it adds.
According to Flightglobal’s Fleets Analyzer database, there are around 90 Legacy 650s in service globally. The Rolls-Royce AE3007-A2-powered aircraft was introduced in 2009 as an extended-range version of the 14-year-old ERJ-135-derived Legacy 600.
Meanwhile, Jet Aviation's facility in St Louis, Illinois, is to install for the first time Honeywell’s JetWave satellite communications terminals in a Bombardier Global Express. The project will be undertaken as part of a major refurbishment contract for the long-range business jet and will provide passengers with much faster high-speed connectivity during flight.
Source: Flight International