Jet Aviation has appointed Abdullah Al-Ghamdi as customer relations manager and sales representative for the company’s aircraft management and charter services in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. Al-Ghamdi, who is based in Jeddah, has held various positions for Jet Aviation Saudi Arabia over the past 20 years, including public relations, sales and business development.
The company’s aircraft management service includes in-house international and domestic flight planning and scheduling, flight-crew staffing, line operations and maintenance services as well as insurance, accounting and administrative services. Flight support services include worldwide dispatch, optional services for insurance and maintenance coordination, flight planning, weather services, overflight and landing permits and other services.
Jet Aviation also is strengthening the management team for its aircraft completions business in Basel, Switzerland, by naming Ruedi Kraft as vice president of market development and completions sales. He will oversee sales for the completions business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Kraft joins Jet Aviation from its General Dynamics group sibling Gulfstream Aerospace, where he served as regional vice president for the Middle East and North Africa since 2002, responsible for new and pre-owned large-cabin jets. He has been a board member of the Middle East Business Aviation Association since its inception 2006.