XJet Goes Global


XJet Goes Global

The aviation services provider recently took over the 250,000-sq-ft former SR Technics facility at London Stansted Airport.

Ever since 2007 when aviation service provider XJet opened the doors of its facility at Centennial Airport in Denver, company founder Josh Stewart saw it someday growing into a worldwide network. That process began in November when XJet took over the 250,000-sq-ft former SR Technics facility at London Stansted Airport, which recently housed the Diamond Hangar, one of five service providers on the field.

The 17,000-sq-ft terminal, currently undergoing a $1.6 million upgrade slated for completion in the second quarter of this year, will provide separate areas for XJet club members, itinerant passengers and crewmembers along with a lounge for Middle Eastern VIPs, and a dedicated space and check in for traveling sports teams. The facility’s 90,000-sq-ft hangar can hold aircraft up to the size of a 747.

In July, XJet will bring its business model to the Middle East with the opening of the private aviation terminal at Dubai World Central (DWC), construction of which started last month. The building will serve as the company’s relocated global headquarters, and the 8,600-sq-ft club facility will offer private entrances on both the air and land sides.

At last month’s Middle East Business Aviation show in Dubai, XJet announced that it will open a second Gulf-based FBO, at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The new-build facility, expected to open by the end of next year, will provide more than 320,000 sq ft of terminal and hangars. The company has negotiated to be the sole FBO at the airport for five years once the facility opens. A facility at Paris Le Bourget is also in the works.

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