Jet Aviation Appoints New Vice President and General Manager in Geneva

Geneva / Switzerland, June 09, 2011 – Jet Aviation has recently announced the appointment of David Ricklin as the new vice president and general manager of the company’s maintenance and FBO facility in Geneva.

In this new leadership role, Ricklin is responsible for overseeing business operations and expanding the service portfolio. He reports directly to Christof Späth, Jet Aviation’s senior vice president MRO & FBO services for EMEA & Asia.

Ricklin joined Jet Aviation Basel’s Supply Chain Management in November 1997. In 2006, he moved to Geneva to accept his promotion to director of purchasing and logistics; at this time, he was also appointed deputy managing director of Jet Aviation Geneva. He is a business, marketing and economics graduate of the regional business center (C.R.E.S.A.) in Alsace.

"David Ricklin has demonstrated great leadership ability and a strong commitment to customer needs,? says Späth. "David also pushed several initiatives forward, including the recently announced refueling and the ‘clean, wash and bright’ services. I’m confident that under his leadership we will continue expanding Geneva’s MRO and FBO service offerings while securing the highest quality standards."

Jet Aviation Geneva was founded in 1969 and offers maintenance, refurbishment and FBO services. The company provides complete maintenance, repair and avionics support to private and corporate operators. As a manufacturers’ authorized warranty service center, Jet Aviation Geneva is specialized in base maintenance for all Gulfstream aircraft (except the 100 and 150), for the Bombardier Global Express series and for the Boeing BBJ. In addition, the location holds authorization to perform base maintenance on the Dassault Falcon 50 and 900 series aircraft and the Hawker series as well as on a number of smaller jets. The facility is an EASA #CH.145.0210 and an FAA #CD5Y775M approved repair station.

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 24 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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