DUBAI and SWITZERLAND, Jet Aviation Dubai was appointed an authorized service station and dealer for Satcom Direct. With the appointment, the Dubai based facility is authorized to distribute and support Satcom Direct systems with installation, troubleshooting and upgrade services.

says Hardy Bütschi, Jet Aviation Dubai's vice president and general manager, said: “We are delighted to work with Satcom Direct to expand our maintenance capabilities and deliver reliable, secure and high-quality voice and data services to our customers.

“Availability of telephone and internet Wi-Fi services is of major concern to owners and operators of business jets, and we are committed to ensuring their Satcom solutions are operating 24/7.”

David Greenhill, Satcom Direct president, added: “Partnering with Jet Aviation Dubai makes a lot of business sense.

“The award-winning maintenance facility is committed to the highest quality standards and is well-known for its personalized, responsive service. But as an authorized Honeywell service station — Honeywell being a key hardware provider for Satcom systems — the service station status in Dubai also enhances our ability to meet all of our customers’ requirements under one roof.”

Satcom Direct is a provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business, military, government, and heads of state aircraft. The company is a Inmarsat distribution partner, Iridium service partner and ViaSat Yonder's reseller, supporting some ninety percent of all corporate flight departments worldwide.

Jet Aviation Dubai’s maintenance and FBO location was established in May 2005 as a joint venture company with the Al Mulla Group. The facility has a total of 4,200 square meters (45,192 square feet) of hangar space, a workshop area of 1,000 square meters (10,760 square feet) and a two-story FBO building with an area of 1,050 square meters (11,300 square feet).

The facility holds EASA #145.0317 maintenance approval and is an FAA #U8JY426Y repair station. It also holds Bahrain CAA, Bermuda DCA, Cayman CAA, India DGCA, San Marino CAA, Saudi Arabia GACA and UAE GCAA approvals.

Jet Aviation Dubai is an authorized service center for maintenance and warranty support to Boeing BBJ, the Gulfstream G150, G200, GIV and GV, G450, G550 and G650 series, the Dassault Falcon 900, 2000 and 7X series, and full service capability for Hawker Beechcraft 800/900 series, Airbus ACJ series and Embraer Legacy aircraft, including L4 and L12 inspections.

The company extended its VIP handling service delivery to Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) in December 2012.