Jet Aviation Flight Services Appoints New Vice President and General Manager

Teterboro, N.J. / January 18, 2011 – Jet Aviation announced the appointment of Don Haloburdo as vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Flight Services, the group’s aircraft management and charter division for The Americas. He replaces Bob Seidel who has held the position since 2006 and left the organization to pursue other interests.

Don Haloburdo, a 10-year employee with Jet Aviation, has assumed the leadership role for Jet Aviation Flight Services, Inc. effective immediately. Don has held various managerial positions within the organization serving as Gulfstream captain, chief pilot and most recently as vice president of flight operations. After a career as a U.S. Navy pilot, Don flew more than 2,000 incident/accident free hours as a GII/GIII captain. He then served as interim deputy director of New World Jet Corporation before joining Jet Aviation as a GIV chief pilot. He has more than 7,100 hours of flight time.

“Don Haloburdo knows the Jet Aviation Flight Services organization inside and out as he has served the company in various key positions and is well connected to our clients,” said Gary Dempsey, president of Jet Aviation Holdings, USA. He adds, “We are proud to have him in this new role.”

Bob Seidel joined Jet Aviation in 2004 and in September 2006 he was appointed general manager of the U.S. aircraft management and charter division. “Bob Seidel brought the organization to the next level through quality and business improvements. We wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Gary Dempsey.

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

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