Jet Aviation Establishes a Strong Presence as FBO Provider in Beijing

Beijing / P.R. China, September 7, 2009 – Jet Aviation recently moved into a new building at Beijing Capital International Airport to provide FBO and AOG services. In July 2009, the company appointed a new leadership team in Beijing with Lutz Wierschin as general manager and Paul Desgrosseilliers as director FBO services. Jet Aviation’s FBO operation was established as joint venture between Jet Aviation, Deer Air and Reach Investment in 2008 ahead of the Olympic Games last year.

From its new location at the business aviation center at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), only 25 km north of the capital of China, Jet Aviation Beijing provides full passenger, crew and aircraft ramp services. The company also offers flight support services, including over-flight and landing permits. In addition, Jet Aviation Beijing offers technical support such as ramp and AOG services for Gulfstream, Bombardier, Cessna, Hawker and Dassault Falcon aircraft via Jet Aviation’s Asian maintenance network. Jet Aviation will also achieve local maintenance approval to support business aircraft operated in mainland China.

Jet Aviation has become the first global business aviation services company to meet the needs of the growing business aviation community in China and of international operators who regularly fly to and from Beijing. The FBO is managed by Paul Desgrosseilliers, director FBO services who reports to Lutz Wierschin, vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Beijing. They both started their new assignment in July 2009.

In Asia, Jet Aviation operates facilities in Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and provides maintenance, refurbishment, aircraft management, flight support and aircraft charter services.

Deer Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the HNA Group, the largest privately held air transportation company in China, including airlines, tourism, business aviation and other associated business within its group. Deer Jet, the business aviation operator, is headquartered in Beijing and played a pioneering role in developing the fast growing business aviation services company in China. Deer Jet operates the largest business jet fleet in China, including Hawker 800 XP, Gulfstream 200 and G-IV aircraft. The company provides aircraft charter and management, medical evacuation, aircraft sales and ground handling services. For more information, please visit

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 5,700 employees cater to client needs from over 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. For more information, please visit