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Vienna operators opt for fully integrated Swiss maintenance service
Art Aviation and International Jet Management, both based in Vienna, have signed deals with Jet Aviation for maintenance provision.

Art Aviation and International Jet Management, both based in Vienna, have signed deals with Jet Aviation for maintenance provision.

Art has being flying since 2012 and it already has a notable fleet of long-range aircraft, including two Bombardier Global XRS, two Global 6000, a Boeing BBJ1 and a Dassault Falcon 900EX and Falcon 7X. All of these aircraft will now be routinely maintained by Jet Aviation in Geneva and Basel, and line maintenance has also been offered at Moscow Vnukovo.

“It is important that we have been able to affiliate ourselves with Jet Aviation, which has the experience and capability to serve all of our aircraft types,” says Art md Tim Hurworth. “Art Aviation's goal is to offer a fully integrated service that is focused on the quality and safety of its flight operations with the preservation of asset value under management. With the established line maintenance support offered in Moscow, Jet Aviation has the proven ability to ensure Art Aviation keeps its aircraft operational.”

An inventory of critical spare parts for the Bombardier aircraft will be kept at the Moscow base in order to minimise flight hours lost.

International Jet Management is to have its managed aircraft fleet maintained by Jet Aviation in Basel. The agreement between the two companies means that the aircraft management and charter firm, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, will be provided with line and base maintenance.

IJM's fleet comprises two Bombardier Globals, one Challenger 850, two Challenger 605, one 604, two 300, one Learjet 40, one Citation Excel, seven Falcon 900, one Falcon 2000 and a Gulfstream V. The bases it operates from are Vienna, Moscow, Riga, Nice, Milan, Paris, Zurich, Geneva, Dortmund, Almaty, Manila and Dubai.

“We wanted an MRO provider that offered a wide scope of services and solutions to support our fleet's range of aircraft types,” says md Robert Schmoelzer.

“As a factory-authorised service centre for Bombardier, Dassault and Gulfstream, Jet Aviation Basel provides warranty support for all of our aircraft under one roof, optimising aircraft operation and maintenance efficiency.”