Jet Aviation has opened its first UK maintenance and fixed-base operation (FBO), at Biggin Hill airport, 20km (14 miles) from central London.

The Swiss company invested £3 million ($4.2 million) in refurbishing the 5,200m2 (54,000ft2) facility, previously owned by Hunting Aviation. The company hopes to attract many of the 300 UK-registered business aircraft.

The firm says it plans to open an FBO in Dubai next year. Meanwhile, its Bedford, Massachusetts, facility has been named an authorised service centre for the Raytheon Premier I business jet.

Source: Flight International