Jet Aviation Names David Petke Vice President of Flight Operations of its Aircraft Management and Charter Division in the Americas

Teterboro, N.J. / March 29, 2011 – Jet Aviation has promoted 13-year employee Dave Petke to the position of vice president of flight operations at the company’s aircraft management and charter division for the Americas, Jet Aviation Flight Services.

A pilot with more than 6,400 hours of flight time, Dave Petke now assumes oversight responsibility for the day-to-day flight operations of Jet Aviation Flight Services. In this new role, Dave will oversee operating practices and procedures to assure continued compliance with regulatory standards and Jet Aviation policies.

“Dave will ensure that Jet Aviation continues to meet the highest safety and service standards for our clients while refining operating practices,” said Don Haloburdo, vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation Flight Services. “As an experienced pilot and long-term Jet Aviation employee, he embodies the level of safety, security and skill we offer our clients.”

Most recently, Dave served as lead captain for a Global Express based at Teterboro, New Jersey. Dave, an airline transport pilot, commercial pilot, certified flight instructor and A&P mechanic, also served as regional chief pilot – northeast. He holds degrees in aviation maintenance and aviation technology from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.

Jet Aviation Flight Services group is responsible for delivering Jet Aviation’s charter and aircraft management services in the Americas. The company provides services for a fleet of high-quality managed aircraft in the U.S and was named the Robb Report’s “Best of the Best” for charter services for three consecutive years.

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 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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