Jet Aviation St. Louis has Signed Ty Warner’s Boeing Business Jets as its First Narrow Body Project
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
St. Louis, MO, Jet Aviation St. Louis will induct its first Boeing Business Jets (BBJ), owned by Ty Warner, in April 2013 for scheduled  maintenance and interior upgrades. The project includes the first installation of Boeing’s enhanced vision system service bulletins for an aircraft in private use.

Jet Aviation St. Louis has prepared to accommodate narrow body aircraft, expanding the facility over recent years and training its technicians at Boeing.  And also by sending St. Louis technicians to work at Jet Aviation’s sister facility in Basel, Switzerland. 

“Teams of technicians have been  sent to Basel to work side-by-side  with their colleagues there,” notes Chuck Krugh, senior vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation St. Louis. “This hands-on knowledge means  we have an experienced team to satisfy Ty Air’s high expectations. We also will utilize Basel technicians to augment  our already capable maintenance, interior and avionics groups to provide the professional care and expertise our BBJ customers deserve.”

Ty Air’s BBJ 700 will undergo its 12-year inspection and gear overhaul. Additionally, the main cabin interior will be removed to facilitate the inspections and be reinstalled. An Enhanced Vision System (EVS) will be installed per a series of Boeing and Rockwell service bulletins. The aircraft will input around April 2013.

“This project is a significant first for us. Ty Air was impressed by our partnership with Basel and by our one- stop shop capabilities in St. Louis,” added  Chuck. “Now that we have the first aircraft signed, we expect this business to really take off.”

Ty Warner is chairman, CEO, sole owner and founder of Ty Inc., as well as the owner of luxury hotels worldwide. Ty Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of plush toys, including the Beanie Babies, Beanie Boos and Beanie Ballz lines of plush toys. Mr. Warner’s philanthropic efforts covered donations to the American Red Cross, Save the Children and The Diana, Princess  of Wales Memorial Fund.