Jet Aviation Zurich FBO Handles Bulk of WEF Aircraft and Passengers

Zurich / Switzerland, January 30, 2012 – Jet Aviation’s Zurich FBO handled the majority of aircraft and passengers attending the 42nd annual World Economic Forum meeting, held January 25-29, 2012, in Davos, Switzerland. Handling 726 movements and 1,600 passengers, Jet Aviation handled the exact same number of aircraft as last year, which is a 10% increase in WEF aircraft handling since 2010.  


The annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, caused a substantial increase in aircraft and passenger handling at Jet Aviation Zurich’s FBO this past week. The facility handled 361 of the approximate 460 total business aircraft arriving for WEF at the Zurich International Airport, including a few handled at the nearby military airport in Dubendorf. Slight increases in small- and medium-sized business jets and narrow-body aircraft were noted compared to last year.

"We welcomed and assisted most heads of state attending WEF," says Robert Whitehead, director FBO Jet Aviation Zurich. "Having received 3,457 WEF-related emails, averaging one every three minutes, we spent 20 working days on WEF handling requests, which is a great display of trust and confidence in our ability to provide the highest quality service."

The Jet Aviation Zurich maintenance operation also managed numerous maintenance requests from operators attending WEF.

Jet Aviation Zurich offers FBO handling and fueling services, is the only location at the Zurich airport providing Avgas and is located just 15 minutes from the heart of Zurich’s financial district. The facility further has 5,000 square meters (53,820 square feet) of hangar space and provides aircraft maintenance support to small and medium-sized business jets and turboprops. It is an EASA #CH.145.0202 and FAA #CR5Y789M authorized repair station offering airframe and engine maintenance, completions, cabinetry and furniture refurbishment, electrical systems installations, avionics installations and exterior painting services. Jet Aviation Zurich is a Hawker Beechcraft and Cessna Citation authorized service center.


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 25 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

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