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Need-to-Know Info for Private Jet Owners Thinking of Refurbishing Interiors

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Krista Kuznecova
Aircraft: Airplanes

When you have a business Jet that is flying well but is not as new as you would like it to be aircraft refurbishmentis thesolution forbringing it up-to-date.

Refurbishing an aircraft does not address only the renewalof interior and exterior livery or the changing of old upholstery and materials. It can also include modifications thatcompletely redesign the interior as well as modernization of an aircraft’s systems to streamline its overall performance.

The cost of interior refurbishment varies greatlydepending onthewish list. 
Privatejet owners must first decide whether the aircraft needs a full or partial refurbishment. Ownersthathave high expectations for a new look on asmaller budget couldbe gambling.Before decidingon the scope of the refurbishment or modification, we recommend defining who will be the primaryuser of the aircraftaswell as the main purpose of use(personal or corporate flights). It is also important to take into consideration whether or not the aircraft will be chartered or used in any similar way. Only thenwill designers be able to develop an optimalsolution that takes into account the balancing ofvista visuals and the requirements for materials (such as seat and carpet designs or installing LED Lighting) to meet interior durabilitydemands. There are many available easy to complete and cost-effective solutions that are just plug-and-play.  

Separating lists into wantsand needsis always beneficial. If considering a recentlypurchased used aircraft that has just had majormaintenance inspections completed, we recommend thinking about a partial refurbishment. Reworkneededitems first and schedule complete interior, livery changes, or glass cockpit modifications for the next major inspection.

We donot suggest selecting a highly customized interior solution with non-standard materials such as exclusive carpets or fuzzy colored seats. Materialssuch as these will cost much more than expected over alifetime. Wealso recommend buying extramaterial for futureinteriormaintenance needs to avoid the long lead-times for custom re-orders. 

Instead ofglossy and overdone interior designs, private jet owners shouldalso thinkabout internetcapability beforerefurbishing, buying, or sellingan aircraft. A vast majority of private jet users want this feature present during their entire flight no matter the duration as it is a part of our daily livingstandard. So, internetconnectivity bringsa highercompetitive advantage tochartercompanies andwill bring added value to aircraft whenconsidering selling options.

Scheduled maintenance events are the ideal time for interior updates, theinstallation of the equipment required for internetconnection, or an upgrade of theexisting connectivity equipment. 

Jet Maintenance Solutions has developed an extensive knowledgebase through years of experience in thisfield. Our engineers and project managers ensure that clientsreceivethe help neededto properly set upa planthat gives business jets a fresh new look with addedfunctional capabilities on thelowest budgets without extending downtimes.



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