Jet Aviation announced today that it has restructured its EMEA & Asia organization by forming two separate regional divisions–one for Asia and one for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The company appointed Kim Chan as vice president and head of Jet Aviation Asia and Stefan Benz as vice president MRO and FBO services of its EMEA operations. To align regional operations, Jet Aviation created a separate division for its EMEA regional operations and established a new regional division in the growing Asian market, consisting of Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing.
UK-based business aviation services group Ocean Sky Jet Centre (Stand 1669) has announced the purchase of Menorca’s Mahon FBO, becoming the sole private jet handling provider on the island. The purchase will enhance Ocean Sky’s ability to provide aircraft supervision in Menorca and increase its movement on the island to some 1,000 per year, according to the company.
Previous owner Karen Green will remain at the facility as manager of Ocean Sky Jet Centre FBOs in Spain at Menorca and Ibiza. Ocean Sky also operates FBOs at London Luton, Manchester, and Scotland Prestwick.
Tarek Ragheb–who has headed the Gulfstream sales organization in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for the past 18 years–is assuming new responsibilities for advising and supporting the group he helped develop, the company said yesterday. In his new role as senior adviser to the international sales team for EMEA, Ragheb will provide strategic guidance and counsel to the staff. Ragheb was most recently regional senior vice president of EMEA international sales.
International aviation services provider ExecuJet Aviation has expanded its ground-handling portfolio with the addition of FBOs at Gerona, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca. According to Cedric Migeon, the company’s managing director for Europe, “By expanding our FBO bases now we are well positioned for when the Spanish economy begins to rebound.
The French branch of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) expanded its board of directors from eight to 11 members, consisting of seven representatives of aircraft operators and four drawn from the group’s associate members.
ExecuJet Aviation added three Spanish FBOs at Gerona, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca to its ground handling portfolio. According to managing director for Europe Cedric Migeon, “By [expanding] our FBO bases now we are well positioned for when the Spanish economy begins to rebound.
European transport commissioner Siim Kallas recently presented Flightpath 2050, a report prepared by a group of high-ranking air transport executives in the European Union that sets research priorities and ambitious industry goals for 2050.
Embraer announced that the European Union has formally approved the company’s proposed $64.7 million manufacturing complex in Évora, Portugal. The company broke ground in July 2009. “This announcement is faithful to Embraer’s practices where all regional development projects have to be formally and properly approved.
JetEx Flight Support opened its second site in Europe with a new facility at Kiev, Ukraine, in September. In addition to further FBOs planned in Ukraine, the Dubai-based company is planning to open a facility in that country next year.
Meanwhile, talks are under way for sites in Lebanon and China. According to Mariya Vynohradova, JetEx business development manager for countries of the
The European Regions Airline Association, which represents 70 intra-European airlines, has welcomed the “modest sign of gradual recovery” from the global recession. But the effect of airspace closures following the Icelandic volcanic eruption in April offset apparently strong underlying growth in European regional air travel in the year’s first half.