New $4.1m Hangar & FBO Project at Belfast/EGAA


Belfast/EGAA, Northern Ireland – May 20, 2015 – Jet Assist Ltd have announced that they have submitted an in-depth proposal to Belfast International Airport to begin the process of building a New State-of-the-Art 44,000ft2 Aircraft Hangar and a 22,000ft2 Office Accommodation at Belfast International Airport.

The Hangar will be a distinctive two-door design allowing access for aircraft in from either side of the Hangar. This design allows aircraft to be parked through either door reducing the requirement for aircraft towing to reach alternative aircraft.

The main Hangar is big enough to hold a Boeing 767-300 aircraft and at the same time house Flying School Aircraft and Light to medium Jets or Turboprops.

The Hangar is to incorporate a full FBO facility, which will include Office Accommodation, Boardrooms, Lounges, Kitchens, Crew Rest/Sleeping Accommodation, Bathrooms / Showers and facilities for a Flying School operation. The facility will also have its own dedicated Aircraft Apron and VIP Security Screening Suite.

Speaking at EBACE 2015 in Geneva Mr Ian Morrow, CEO of Jet Assist Ltd said “We have decided after much thought to embark on this journey to grow and expand our presence at Belfast International Airport, as the foremost handling agent located there; also that we might grow our based customers, the Northern Irish Charter market and the Tech Stop market.

Northern Ireland is an economy that is currently seeing business growth and with the coming of reduced corporation tax infrastructure is very important to ensure that growth continues. Without infrastructure such as this facility Northern Ireland will not be set up to deal with the influx of companies wishing to set up business there. This hangar is a view to a future not just of Northern Ireland but of Jet Assist Ltd and its planned growth model”

Jet Assist is the only Ultra VVIP Business Aircraft Handling Agent; offering our clients a VIP Lounge, a Private In-FBO Security Suite for departing passengers and a VIP Arrival transfer service from the aircraft steps to waiting transport or to final destination. This new facility will elevate them to a level never experienced in Ireland for the VIP and Business traveller. Jet Assist is a branded World Fuel Ascent FBO and is the preferred handler for most of the major trip support companies.

The date for the completion of the facility is to be Summer 2017 (subject to final approval and planning permission), this will allow time to source the correct contractors and individuals required to ensure that the project is a success.

Mr Ian Morrow also said “We are already receiving interest in customers basing aircraft in Belfast even if they are living in Dublin or Mainland UK”. This is due to the extremely competitive rates for Parking and Landing at the Airport and also the support that Belfast International is providing.

Finally Mr Morrow said, “Our service is about Style & Elegance combined with Speed, Efficiency & Discretion”. The Jet Assist Operations Team can provide a tailored quote upon request to fulfil your VVIP or Tech Stop requirements at Belfast/EGAA and also discuss at length how this new project can benefit your operation.

Further to this announcement further investment in staffing at the current facility to include additional staff in Operations & Refuelling and also Sales/Marketing to be based in the United States.


West Coast USA to Austria in a Mooney M20P

Our Location and Services at Belfast/EGAA not only appeal to Corporate Jet Operators but also to the General Aviation Community.

Preparing for departure to Innsbruck on Sunday

Preparing for departure to Innsbruck on Sunday

Saturday evening saw the arrival of this little Mooney M20P to our FBO.

It was piloted by a father and son combo, who make an annual trip from San Diego to their home in Austria during the summer months.


On this particular occasion the aircraft previously routed San Diego - Denver - Niagara Falls - Goose Bay in Canada before a whopping 9 Hrs 40 Mins flight from Goose Bay to Belfast

The Transatlantic Route - Canada to Northern Ireland

The Transatlantic Route - Canada to Northern Ireland

Surprisingly after such a long flight, the crew were determined to catch some of Belfast's tourist attractions before retiring to their hotel for the night.

Jet Assist Attending EBACE 2015

Jet Assist Managing Director Ian Morrow & Operations Assistant Keith McKay will be attending EBACE in Geneva 19 - 21 May 2015.

We would like love to meet you to discuss your Business Aviation needs whether its Tech Stops, Destination Handling, Aircraft Charter or Sales we will be delighted to assist you in anyway we can.

To schedule a meeting drop us an email to

Landing Fees Reduced at Belfast / EGAA

Landing Fees have been Reduced for Corporate & Tech Stop Aircraft with a MTOW 10,000 Kgs / 22,047 Lb or more

Saving you in the region of £132 or $193 or €183 based on a Gulfstream 450 landing at EGAA

The first aircraft to benefit from the new Landing Fee Rates at Belfast / EGAA is pictured below on a 30 minute Tech Stop yesterday morning uplifting 13,300 litres of Jet A-1 and a Lav Service, before departing to a destination in Europe.

Contact Us today for Aircraft Handling, we can provide our services to any aircraft at any time day or night.  Operations Tel: +44 28 9442 2646 or Email:

Safety 1st PLST

Jet Assist signs up for Safety 1st PLST (Professional Line Service Training)

Safety 1st is the educational outreach and training arm of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). Safety 1st programs are developed through collaboration with NATA members and industry experts. PLST is designed to meet the training needs of Fixed Based Operators (FBO) world wide.

Round the World in an RV8!

Mr Hugues Jurion, based from New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific Ocean (750 mi east of Australia) visited the Jet Assist - Business Jet Centre at Belfast International Airport/EGAA in his RV8 F-PMHJ.

Now on the return leg for a stop in France for the next month. Then continuing the journey routing to Greece, Egypt, Bahrain, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia.

Appointment of Operations Manager

Newly opened Belfast International FBO, Jet Assist-Business Jet Centre has announced the appointment of Tim Magill as Operations Manager.

Jet Assist MD Ian Morrow tells BlueSky, "We are delighted to announce Tim's appointment as he brings with him a wide range of operational experience & being an fATPL holder he understands the needs of the crew & their flight departments as well as the needs of their VIP passengers, a vital component of running an efficient & competitive FBO."