Peter Edwards To Leave Jet Aviation

 - June 29, 2011, 6:50 AM

Jet Aviation announced last month that Peter Edwards has resigned as president of the company. The General Dynamics subsidiary said Edwards will assist in the transition to new leadership before his departure at the end of August.

“I want to express my sincere thanks to Peter Edwards for leading the Jet Aviation group over the past four years,” said General Dynamics Aerospace Group executive vice president Joe Lombardo, who will temporarily assume Edwards’s position in addition to his role as president of Gulfstream. “Since the acquisition [of Jet Aviation] by General Dynamics in late 2008, Peter diligently maintained Jet Aviation’s position as the leading independent service provider in the market to all OEMs.”

Edwards joined Jet Aviation in May 2007 as CEO, succeeding interim chief executive Carl Hirschmann, and oversaw the successful sale and transition to General Dynamics the following year. Tasked with expanding the company’s business aviation services, he led the Zurich-based firm through expansion of its Middle Eastern operations and the creation of new facilities in Russia, Brazil and Asia.

Before joining Jet Aviation, Edwards was president of Bombardier’s business aircraft division. He has served on the boards of several industry organizations, including GAMA and NBAA.