Jet Aviation Appoints New Senior Vice President and General Manager in St. Louis

Zurich / Switzerland, August 04, 2011 – Jet Aviation has appointed Charles F. Krugh as the new senior vice president and general manager at Jet Aviation St. Louis, effective August 8, 2011. In this role, he will be responsible for the company’s completions and maintenance business at the facility and reports directly to Dan Clare, president of Jet Aviation.

Charles (Chuck) F. Krugh joins Jet Aviation St. Louis from Bombardier Aerospace, where he most recently served as general manager of the Wichita Service Center. A 23-year business aviation industry veteran, Krugh previously worked for Dassault Falcon Jet Corp and several independent service centers. He is an airframe and powerplant technician, and he holds a BSBA degree in computer and information systems technology. He also earned an MBA from Webster University in Little Rock, Arkansas.

“With an extensive background in both MRO and completions, Chuck is the perfect fit for Jet Aviation St. Louis,” says Dan Clare. “He is a dedicated and motivated leader, and we are excited to add his expertise to the team.”

Chuck will succeed interim general manager Rodger Renaud, vice president green completions, and will report directly to Dan Clare, president of Jet Aviation. Rodger will continue in his role as vice president green completions sales, facilitating Chuck’s introduction to his new responsibilities.

Jet Aviation St. Louis is a full-service AS9110-certified aircraft maintenance, modifications and completions provider. The company employs close to 1,000 people at its St. Louis Downtown Airport location. Jet Aviation St. Louis has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, composite, avionics, sheet metal and paint shops. Jet Aviation St. Louis is a Bombardier and Embraer authorized service center and a Dassault Falcon, Hawker and Gulfstream center of expertise. The location also offers FBO services. For more information, visit

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 5,100 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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