FBO Expansion at Jet Aviation
A renovated FBO and newly constructed aircraft accommodation in Teterboro, New Jersey, are among recent efforts by Jet Aviation to expand and enhance its global network, now at 35 locations. The facility officially reopened in early October, complete with a new, state-of-the-art, 40,000-sq.-ft. hangar, equipped with 30-ft. doors to accommodate aircraft as large as the Gulfstream 650.
Similarly nearing completion is a major construction and renovation project at Van Nuys, California, while work is under way, or pending, in the U.S. and Caribbean, at six of Jet Aviation’s 13 regional locations. A refurbished, 6,500-sq.-ft. two-story facility at Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (KKIA), Saudi Arabia, is to reopen shortly.
With new hangars come new aircraft. Jet Aviation has added 35 to its global management fleet this year, including 24 in the U.S. and 11 in the EMEA and Asia regions. These have been predominantly large-body aircraft, and raise the fleet to some 300.
Planes need pilots, so at BACE this week, Jet Aviation is previewing the updated hullo Aircrew platform for freelance hiring. The partnership between the two companies, first announced in April, will expand the platform’s reach to U.S. operators from next year onward, connecting flight departments and flight crew; helping crew members maximize hours; ensuring operators avoid cancellation of important trips; and offering an end-to-end, efficient payment service.
And pilots need training. So this week, Jet Aviation Staffing and FlightSafety International announced a global pilot training partnership program powered by the hullo Aircrew platform. This training opportunity allows pilots to complete recurrent training; Jet Aviation Staffing will ensure payment of the up-front costs for eligible pilots and offer a flexible reimbursement plan.