St. Louis, 24 July 2007 – The first of four Challenger 850s to be completed for Swiss-based business jet charter, management, financing, and trading company VistaJet has been inducted into Midcoast Aviation’s St. Louis Downtown Airport completion center.
The aircraft will be used to support VistaJet’s worldwide charter operations. VistaJet is one of the fastest growing private jet companies with 27 medium- to long-range business jets fully dedicated to charter market. Typically, VistaJet operates over 275 flights and carries over 500 passengers per month.
Bing Chen, CEO of VistaJet said, “We strive to constantly be flying the newest and best planes. Adding the Midcoast-completed 850s to our fleet supports our goal of providing customers with the highest quality service, outstanding safety and uncompromising attention to detail.”
Renaud, Senior vice president of Midcoast said, “Midcoast’s focus on these same attributes – high-quality service, safety and meticulous attention to detail – makes us the perfect partner for VistaJet.”
Completion of the VistaJet 850s adds to Midcoast’s ever-expanding completions repertoire. In May, Midcoast marked its 100th green completion. Midcoast began performing completions in the mid-1980s, but completions did not become a Midcoast focus until 1999 when the company completed its first Challenger 604. Since that time, Midcoast has delivered 80 604s, three 850s and four Globals.
Midcoast, an affiliate of the Jet Aviation Group of Companies, is a full-service AS9100-certified aircraft maintenance, modifications and completions provider, as well as a Bombardier Global and Challenger Authorized Service Facility where warranty work can be performed. Within its St. Louis Downtown Airport completion center, Midcoast provides a full spectrum of services, including maintenance; avionics; electrical and mechanical engineering; avionics design and integration; interior design; airborne office, information and entertainment systems; hand-crafted cabinetry; custom upholstering; composites; sheet metal; state-of-the-art downdraft paint facility and certification.
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