Jet Aviation Announces New Leadership Appointments to its MRO and FBO Services Organization in EMEA & Asia

Zurich / Switzerland, July 14, 2011 – Jet Aviation recently announced the appointment of Johannes Turzer to the position of vice president and accountable manager of maintenance at Jet Aviation Basel; Sebastian Groeger to vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation Dusseldorf; and Philippe Crevier to vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation Singapore.

Jet Aviation has restructured its top management in EMEA & Asia, appointing Johannes Turzer, formerly vice president and general manager at Jet Aviation Dusseldorf, as the new vice president and accountable manager of maintenance services at Jet Aviation Basel. Sebastian Groeger, vice president and general manager at Jet Aviation Singapore, will succeed Turzer as the new vice president and general manager at Jet Aviation Dusseldorf. The company has further appointed Philippe Crevier as vice president and general manager at Jet Aviation Singapore. Turzer and Crevier assumed their respective leadership roles effective July 1, 2011; Groeger will assume his new role effective August 1, 2011.

Turzer joined the company in 2000 as vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Dusseldorf and Hannover, later assuming further responsibility for the London Biggin Hill operation. While successfully managing these sites, he was also instrumental in establishing Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo in late 2007. In his new role, he will report to Stephan Krenz, general manager Jet Aviation Basel, on matters of general business and to Christof Späth, Jet Aviation’s senior vice president MRO and FBO services for EMEA & Asia, regarding maintenance issues.

Groeger was appointed vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Singapore in November 2007 and successfully grew the maintenance and FBO business to the extent that the company will soon triple its hangar space in Singapore. He also expanded the company’s foothold in Asia by establishing a new maintenance operation in Hong Kong in 2008 and a station in Kuala Lumpur shortly thereafter.

Crevier is a 30-year veteran of the aviation industry and succeeds Sebastian Groeger in his role at Jet Aviation’s maintenance and FBO operations in Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. He joins Jet Aviation from Bombardier, where he served as vice president of marketing for business aircraft in Montreal, Canada, and collaborated on several business development projects in the Pacific Rim. Prior to that, he was the president and COO of Canada’s leading business aviation service provider, Skyservice. Crevier has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from McGill University and is a distinguished graduate of the Canadian Armed Forces’ Pilot Training Program. Both Sebastian Groeger and Philippe Crevier will report directly to Christof Späth.

“Johannes Turzer has successfully managed Jet Aviation’s MRO and FBO operations in Germany for over ten years and brings crucial company and industry knowledge to his new pivotal position,” says Späth. “Meanwhile Groeger had expressed personal interest in returning to Europe earlier this year, so given his proven track record, his appointment to Dusseldorf is a real win-win solution for the company.”

"Crevier brings vast experience in building high-performance teams and market-leading businesses and is wellsuited to direct our key MRO and FBO facility in the growing Asian Pacific market,” Späth adds. “Combined, I’m confident these appointees will strengthen our leadership team and secure continuity in our growing global MRO and FBO network.”

Jet Aviation Basel is a world-renowned completions and maintenance center employing more than 1,600 professionals. The facility has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, fiberglass and paint shops. The organization is capable of outfitting jets as large as an Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747-8 series and has already completed numerous Airbus 319ACJ, A320, A330, A340 and Boeing B737, B757, B767 and B747-400 aircraft. Jet Aviation Basel also provides aircraft maintenance and repair services to a wide variety of business jets. It is a factory approved service center by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault and Gulfstream. The location also holds a jet aircraft repair station rating by the FAA #QV1Y440K, and the EASA #CH.145.0232 in addition to approval certificates of 21 other national aviation authorities.

Jet Aviation Dusseldorf offers complete maintenance, repair and overhaul, avionics, refurbishment, FBO and 24-hour AOG-services. It is an authorized service center for the Cessna Citation series, Hawker Beechcraft Premier I, Hawker 400XP and 800XP, the Embraer Legacy ERJ 135CJ as well as for the Piaggio Avanti. Maintenance work is also performed on Learjet, Challenger and Gulfstream aircraft. The facility has three hangars totaling 6,400 square meters (66,100 square feet), including various workshops, a spare parts stock and a comprehensive technical library and offers ample space to accommodate aircraft of all sizes on its ramp. Jet Aviation Dusseldorf also is the headquarters of the Jet Aviation MRO station located in Hannover. The two locations hold EASA #DE.145.0011 and FAA #J7QY399Y repair station approvals.

Jet Aviation Singapore provides scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, aircraft repair, defect troubleshooting and rectifications, and aircraft modifications. In addition, the company offers interior refurbishment, avionics modification and exterior painting services. The company is an authorized service center and warranty repair facility for the Gulfstream series; an authorized Cessna Citation and Caravan service station; an authorized service facility for the Bombardier Challenger, Learjet and Global series and a Boeing BBJ line maintenance station; and carries maintenance approvals from 13 airworthiness authorities. Located at Seletar Airport, the company also offers FBO services in Singapore at Seletar and Changi International airports. In Asia, Jet Aviation operates additional facilities in Beijing, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

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. Please visit www.jetaviation.com.

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