Jet Aviation has obtained an air operator certificate (AOC) for San Marino and has launched a new flight operation. The move announced at EBACE expands the company’s air charter operation, which currently encompasses some 300 aircraft operated out of ten control centers worldwide including Burbank, California.; Chicago; Teterboro, New Jersey; Valletta, Malta; Cologne, Germany; Zurich; Dubai; Hong Kong; Singapore; and now San Marino. Each of its AOCs is staffed with full-time employees including safety and compliance officers.
“Our AOCs provide owners and operators the opportunity to maximize utilization of their assets, in turn ensuring a wide array of aircraft types for our charter clients, all backed by the highest quality standards,” explained Norbert Ehrich, the company’s v-p of flight services for EMEA, adding it has seen a significant increase in aircraft management and charter inquiries over the past year. “Customers see stability in Jet Aviation and greatly value our local knowledge and global reach.”
Separately, Jet Aviation (Booth D35) announced it has signed an agreement with Shell Aviation to begin providing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Singapore at its FBO at Seletar Airport.
“Singapore is a key business hub in Asia-Pacific, and this agreement demonstrates our commitment to supporting sustainable efforts in the region,” explained Joe Reckling, the global service provider’s v-p of APAC regional operations. “We are excited to work with Shell to bring sustainable choices to our customers and together help SAF become the standard fuel used in the business aviation sector.”
Jet Aviation has had experience with renewable fuel as it was the first supplier to offer SAF at Los Angeles-area Van Nuys Airport starting in 2019, and last year began permanent stocking of the fuel at its Amsterdam Schiphol Airport location. It also made a supply of SAF available at its Zurich facility in 2020 for the World Economic Forum in Davos, marking the first time it was sold in Switzerland, and repeated that effort this year for EBACE in Geneva. In March, the General Dynamics subsidiary signed the WEF’s "Clean Skies For Tomorrow" 2030 ambition statement, calling for 10 percent of the total supply of jet fuel to consist of SAF by 2030.