Jet Aviation

January 21, 2013 - 2:00pm

The personal accident rate for employees at Jet Aviation’s St. Louis, Mo. FBO dropped significantly last year versus the numbers posted in 2011. “It’s half the number we experienced in 2011,” a company spokeswoman told AIN. “We’ve also gone 104 days in a row without an injury of any kind, an all-time record.”

January 16, 2013 - 12:20pm

Jet Aviation Geneva received EASA Part 145 approval for line and base maintenance on the Gulfstream G650 in December. The Geneva facility, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulfstream parent General Dynamics, is now authorized for all Gulfstream models through the G650. The facility also holds authorizations to maintain Globals, BBJs, Hawkers, Falcon 50/900/2000s and the Citation 550/560XL/XLS. In addition to EASA and FAA Part 145, Jet Aviation Geneva also holds approvals for Aruba, Bermuda, Brazil, Cayman, Qatar, South Africa and the UAE.

January 3, 2013 - 2:10am
This year’s Middle East Business Aviation show drew 20 percent more exhibitors than the 2010 event, with 385 companies from 84 countries attending. There were 34 aircraft on the static display line at the new Dubai World Central site, which has set its sights on being a business aviation hub by the time the show returns in 2014.

The Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show made a strong debut in its new home at the Dubai World Central site, with organizers reporting attendance 20 percent up on the 2010 event at 7,549 trade visitors from 84 countries. The 2012 show drew 385 exhibitors from 45 countries, a 14-percent boost on the previous event.

January 3, 2013 - 12:45am

Jet Support Services (JSSI) has named co-president Neil Book as president and CEO. He suceeds Louis Seno, who will serve as chairman emeritus and special advisor to the board of directors.

Samuel Hill, previously president of Embraer Aircraft in Fort Lauderdale and most recently retired from his position of senior v-p of sales and marketing at Honda Aircraft, has been appointed CEO of Quest Aircraft.

January 2, 2013 - 4:14pm

Cessna Aircraft has acquired Jet Aviation’s maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities in Zurich, Switzerland, and Düsseldorf, Germany. The OEM had recently renewed their designations as authorized service facilities. Both facilities went into operation as Cessna Citation Service Centers on January 1. Under the terms of the agreement, Jet Aviation will continue operating the FBO facilities at both locations.

January 2, 2013 - 12:20am
 Marshall Aerospace CEO Steve Fitz-Gerald (left) and Marshall Business Aviation managing director Steve Jones have relaunched the UK group’s bizav services division under a new one-stop-shop brand called Jetability.

Marshall Aerospace has entered the pre-owned aircraft sales sector and is expanding its charter activities as part of a relaunch of its business aviation division. The Cambridge, UK-based group is combining its existing Marshall Business Aviation handling and maintenance subsidiary and Marshall Executive Aviation charter operator with the new sales unit in a bid to create a one-stop bizav services brand called Jetability. This also encompasses its concierge support and limousine services.

December 21, 2012 - 1:11pm

Cessna Aircraft plans to expand its network of “factory-owned, authorized service centers (ASCs)” to 15, by acquiring Jet Aviation’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland. Both facilities, which will represent the fifth and sixth such facilities in Europe, are currently independent Citation service centers.

December 12, 2012 - 2:15pm

Jet Aviation St. Louis is on track to deliver its 200th green completion before the end of the month. According to Chuck Krugh, senior vice president and general manager, continuous improvement initiatives have increased the efficiency of the completions process and resulted in improved delivery times. The MRO has delivered 97 aircraft since 2008, with the 16 most recent aircraft delivered ahead of schedule. “From improved data management to shop-floor layout, we have looked at every variable involved in the process and worked to make it better,” Krugh said.

December 12, 2012 - 1:10pm

Jet Aviation has opened a new FBO at Dubai World Central to take the pressure off its facility at Dubai International Airport (DXB), which at certain times of the day is unable to obtain slots for airplanes to land.

December 11, 2012 - 2:41pm

Jet Professionals, the wholly owned staffing specialist and subsidiary of Jet Aviation, has announced two new ventures here at MEBA: a strategic alliance with Future Stream Japan; and a similar arrangement with EDI-Staffbuilders in the Philippines.

 
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