China gives Jet Aviation grand approvals
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted several maintenance approvals to Jet Aviation’s Sinagepore facility in Seletar Aerospace Park. Through the approvals, the company is now authorized to provide line maintenance on Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) series, the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) series and the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER aircraft that are registered in China.
In particular, Jet Aviation Singapore can now perform 72-month inspections on the ACJ and BBJ series of aircraft. The Gulfstream G650 and G650ER approvals add to the current CAAC approvals Jet Aviation already holds for the G450 and G550.
“These service ratings in Singapore enable Jet Aviation to provide full support to ACJ, BBJ and G650 series aircraft across notable airworthiness authorities that now include Singapore, China, the US, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands,” commented Jet Aviation Singapore MRO and FBO Operation VP & General Manager John Riggir.
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According to a company statement, Jet Aviation Singapore obtained approval from the FAA as an authorized repair station for ACJs last year and is currently completing its first significant maintenance inspection on a regional customer’s ACJ318. “To support the pending arrival of two Malaysian-registered G650s, it also added the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER aircraft to its Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) approval,” the statement further reads.
In related news, the company is also expanding its footprint at Seletar through the construction of a new hangar, which will be the third onsite. The 41,400 sq ft hangar will be able to accomodate up to two BBJs or five G550s and will also include a larger, upgraded interior shop. Official opening and start of operations is expected to occur in conjunction with the Singapore Airshow in February, 2018.
“The third hangar facility will allow the company to better accommodate large business aviation aircraft, while providing a convenient and well-positioned full service option for corporate jets in the region, particularly these long-range aircraft,” Riggir concluded.