Jet Aviation and its Employees Earn NBAA Safety Awards


Teterboro, N.J. / November 10, 2011 – Jet Aviation’s aircraft management and charter division for the Americas, Jet Aviation Flight Services, received the NBAA Corporate Business Flying Safety Award for 21 years of accident-free flying, and 104 of its pilots, technicians and support personnel were also honored for their individual safety records.

At its annual meeting and convention in October, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) honored individuals and companies for their commitment to safety. Jet Aviation received the Corporate Business Flying Safety Award for 21 years of accident-free flying by accumulating 289,126 hours of safe flight. This is the third highest amount of safe flight hours among all the recognized flight departments.

Many of the Jet Aviation Flight Services team were honored with individual safety awards at the NBAA event. Twenty-one Jet Aviation pilots earned Pilot Safety Awards by accumulating 166,717 hours of accident-free flying, averaging 7,939 hours each. The Maintenance/Avionics Technician Safety Award went to 51 maintenance technicians who have a combined total of 1,007 of accident-free years in corporate aviation, with each technician averaging 19.75 years of safe service. Thirty-two support personnel received the Aviation Support Services Safety Award. These team members have a total of 342 accident-free years in corporate aviation, averaging 10.7 years each.

"At Jet Aviation, we have a culture of putting safety first and these awards attest to that commitment," says Gary Dempsey, president of Jet Aviation Holdings. "We’re proud of our team members and of our safety record."

Jet Aviation Flight Services group is responsible for delivering Jet Aviation’s charter and aircraft management services in the Americas. The company provides services for a fleet of high-quality managed aircraft in the U.S. and was named the Robb Report’s "Best of the Best" for charter services for three consecutive years.


Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 5,000 employees cater to client needs from 26 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, fixed base operations, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 200 aircraft. For more information, please visit