CedarJet, MASCO Partner on Bizjet Maintenance in Beirut
Beirut FBO Cedar Jet Center has started offering aircraft maintenance services in partnership with its MEA group sister company MASCO. Next month, the joint venture will open a new hangar dedicated to maintenance operations. The facility at the Lebanese capital’s Hariri International Airport is approved as a maintenance organization by the European Aviation Safety Agency and has already completed major overhaul checks on Airbus Corporate Jetliners. Cedar and MASCO have recently begun to offer line maintenance for aircraft ranging in size from Boeing Business Jets to Eclipse 500 very light jets. Lebanese charter firm Open Sky Aviation operates the Eclipses. MASCO, one of two authorized service providers in Lebanon, now wants to expand into providing line maintenance for other business jet types, such as the Hawker and Falcon families. Cedar Jet, which is part of the Middle East Airlines Ground Handling group, set up a dedicated FBO in Beirut’s new General Aviation Terminal in 2005.