Aviace CEO says jet club partners in place
The board of directors of startup Swiss company Aviace confirmed on September 24 that Wilfried Koeck is its new CEO. Koeck was the founder and president of leasing and financing company Airfleet Credit. He replaced Hilmar Hilmarsson, who left the company. In May, Zurich-based Aviace announced a firm order for 112 Eclipse 500 twinjets and unveiled plans to establish a network of “jet clubs” in Europe. According to Koeck, Aviace has found all the partners it needs to set up the network. Marketing the Eclipse 500 to potential club members should begin in 2005.