EBACE Convention News

EBACE 2011: Jet Aviation Launches EU ETS Compliance Management Service

 - May 17, 2011, 6:05 AM

Business aircraft owners and operators struggling to comply with the European Union’s new emissions trading system (EU ETS) regulations have a new potential solution in a compliance management service that Basel-based Jet Aviation (Stand 7060) is touting at EBACE.

The EU ETS initiative aims to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by creating an emissions market. All aircraft operators flying into or out of any airport within the EU must now participate in the trading system, or face monetary penalties or suspension of flight permission within the EU.

Jet Aviation’s EU ETS compliance service supports all procedural requirements of the ETS, from monitoring flight data and calculating CO2 emissions to managing production of the annual report and acquiring CO2 emission permits.

“We introduced our new EU ETS management service to ensure continuous provision of the highest quality services to meet our management clients’ needs and expectations,” said Mario Ruettimann, manager EU ETS Services. “We already have more than 45 subscribers to our EU ETS service and some EU member states are even recommending Jet Aviation to aircraft operators requiring assistance.”

Jet Aviation is also expanding the geographic reach of its traditional charter and management domain, announcing the opening of a new office in Van Nuys, California, to provide charter and aircraft management services to the West Coast of the U.S.

The Van Nuys office will be headed by Jon Winthrop, who recently joined the company as vice president and managing director, western region and Pacific Rim. Formerly chairman and CEO of The Air Group, Winthrop has more than 40 years of experience in the aviation industry.

New Mobile Website

Also at EBACE, Jet Aviation announced the launch of a service that can help manage aircraft anywhere in the world: a new mobile website. A compressed version of its main website, the site is accessible from all smartphones and mobile telephones with Internet access, and includes features such as Charter Quick Quote, FBO Pre-Arrival Form and maintenance contact information.

“This new mobile website was developed to ensure we best meet the needs of our mobile customers around the world,” said Heinz Aebi, senior vice president group marketing and communications. “As a measure of our strong customer focus, it reinforces our commitment to building relationships through the highest quality standards in service delivery.”