A new corporate-aircraft maintenance and refurbishment company, Montreal Jet Center (MJET), has opened at Quebec's Dorval airport. Occupying the former Royal Airlines maintenance hangar, MJET is targeting Bombardier Challengers and Global Expresses initially while endeavouring to gain approvals to work on Cessna, Gulfstream and Raytheon Hawker business jets.

MJET is a consortium formed by aircraft maintenance specialist DEM Capital and aeronautical engineering firm Elisen Technologies. The companies have forged a strategic alliance with DeCrane Aircraft Holdings, forming DeCrane Cabin Interiors Canada to operate an interior services and refurbishment business at MJET. An alliance has also been formed with Montreal-based ACASS, which manages corporate aircraft for Canadian clients.

MJET expected to finalise negotiations last week for its first aircraft, according to vice-president development Marc St-Hilaire. The refurbished hangar can accommodate five Challenger- or three Global Express-sized aircraft simultaneously, he says.

Source: Flight International