Jet Aviation adds second BBJ1 to fleet, gets Maltese AOC

The interior of Jet Aviation's newest BBJ1, based in Western Europe and available for charter. (source: Jet Aviation Media)

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Jet Aviation added a second Boeing B737 (BBJ1) to its fleet of managed aircraft in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), according to a press statement by the company. The BBJ1 is based in Western Europe and is available for charter service.

Managed by Jet Aviation’s aircraft management and charter business in Malta, the Boeing BBJ1 has been added to the company’s Maltese air operator’s certificate (AOC), according to the press statement.

“We are thrilled to expand our fleet for charter customers,” says Claudio Peer, senior director Aircraft Management & Charter Sales, EMEA & Asia. “This airliner-type private jet is ideally suited to customers who enjoy premium comfort and the latest technology for long-range flights,” he adds.

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The BBJ1 is a long-range aircraft, for up to 9,260 km, and can accommodate 11 passengers. Aimed to cover for luxurious trips, the aircraft features a master bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower, separate guest and crew lavatories, and two side-facing divans that convert to single berths.

“Customers appreciate charter options to meet their varying needs,” says Norbert Ehrich, vice president for Flight Services EMEA and Asia.  “A larger jet provides greater space and comfort for longer flights and trips with more passengers. It is our pleasure to offer clients more choice for long-range charter trips,”

Jet Aviation Business Jets, owned by General Dynamics and founded in Switzerland in 1967, is an Air Carrier Certificate holder in Malta, Germany and Switzerland. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and delivers aircraft management and charter services in EMEA and Asia.

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Jet Aviation currently manages and supports more than 150 aircraft from Cologne, Germany; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Hong Kong; Malta; and Zurich, Switzerland. More than 4,800 employees cater to client needs from close to 50 facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean.

Jet Aviation’s European and US aircraft management and charter divisions jointly manage a fleet of some 300 aircraft.

Jet Aviation signed a joint venture agreement in May 2017 to establish an aircraft management and charter operation in Malta. By December 2017, the company received its Maltese operator’s certificate (AOC) and launched its flight operation in the country.