Jet Professionals Restructures its EMEA & Asia Organization and Opens Office in Abu Dhabi

The company has appointed Phil Newton as new head of operations based in Basel, Switzerland.


Basel / Switzerland, May 26, 2011 - Jet Professionals, the global aviation staffing company and wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Aviation, has restructured its EMEA & Asia organization. The company appointed Phil Newton as new head of operations based in Basel, Switzerland. He reports to Jet Professionals’ EMEA & Asia managing director, Hani Farag. Jet Professionals has also signed a lease agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) at this year’s EBACE convention in Geneva, permitting the company to provide aviation staffing services from Al Bateen Executive Airport within the next few months.

Jet Professionals has hired Phil Newton as the new head of operations responsible for all recruiting activities for the company’s EMEA & Asia business. Phil reports to Hani Farag, managing director of Jet Professionals EMEA & Asia, and is based in Basel, Switzerland. The company also hired Elena Soulayman, recruitment coordinator, to manage the entire application process and to serve as point of contact for clients and candidates.

In an effort to establish Jet Professionals’ portfolio of staffing services in the growing Middle East market, the company signed a lease agreement at this year’s EBACE convention with ADAC, which will enable the company to provide aviation staffing services from Al Bateen Executive Airport. Services will be made available as soon as the necessary trade license is obtained from the Abu Dhabi Transport Authority.

“We are very pleased to have Phil and Elena on our team. Both of them bring to Jet Professionals a wealth of knowledge and experience from previous employment in the personnel industry,” says Hani Farag. “Our presence in Abu Dhabi at Al Bateen Executive Airport will help us to expand our services to the Middle East and better serve customers in the region.”

Jet Professionals EMEA & Asia organization is working closely with its sister company for The Americas to ensure universal focus on customer service across the Jet Professional family. “Jet Professionals’ success in the U.S. is a model for the company’s expansion in EMEA & Asia,” adds Hani.

Jet Professionals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Aviation, was founded in 1983 in the U.S. and is a respected industry leader in global business aviation staffing services. In 2008, the company expanded its services to the EMEA & Asia markets and opened an office in Basel, Switzerland. Their services include Flight Crew, Flight Attendants and Technical Staffing, Career Transition services and the Crew Advantage program.

To contact Jet Professionals, visit www.jet-professionals.com or call +1 800 441 6016 in North America; or the Basel office at +41 58 158 5486 for the EMEA & Asia regions.

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