Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has signed a partnership agreement with Chennault International airport, Louisiana-based Citadel Completions to enter the ACJ service centre network. Citadel will provide ACJ customers with a wide spectrum of capabilities including maintenance, engineering, modification and upgrade services.
The ACJ service centre network already has locations in Dubai; Xiamen, China; Basel, Switzerland; Bordeaux, France; and Indianapolis, US. Capabilities include all maintenance related activities, cabin refurbishment and cabin/system upgrades, giving ACJ customers and operators a globally approved network of facilities to rely on.
“Citadel’s vast expertise and capabilities as well as a large footprint in the United States will be key in supporting ACJ efforts to expand its presence and support its diverse clients across the United States,” says vice president of operations Noel Christen.
Citadel delivers customised service to clients and is focused on design excellence and on-time aircraft redelivery. Facilities include a 10,000 ft runway to accommodate the largest aircraft and a highly skilled labour force for heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul services. They cover a sprawling 260,000 sq ft and its multiple hangars can accommodate a number of aircraft projects simultaneously. Citadel can support aircraft registered worldwide and holds Part 145 repair station certifications from the US FAA.
More than 210 Airbus corporate jets are in service worldwide, flying on every continent, including Antarctica, and more than 1,800 private and business aviation Airbus helicopters are in service worldwide.