Jet Aviation Dusseldorf appointed as Piaggio Aero Authorized Service Center for the P.180 Avanti / Avanti II

Dusseldorf, Germany, July 21, 2008 – Jet Aviation Dusseldorf announced at Farnborough International Airshow that it was recently appointed by Piaggio Aero as an Authorized Service Center for the P.180 Avanti / Avanti II aircraft.

Jet Aviation Dusseldorf has been performing maintenance work for P.180 Avanti /Avanti II for many years and has now received the Piaggio Aero Service Center Authorization. "With more than 10 years experience on the P.180 Avanti aircraft, our Dusseldorf MRO team has achieved an excellent reputation for servicing Piaggio Aero’s P.180 Avanti /Avanti II," said Johannes Turzer, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Jet Aviation Dusseldorf and added, "The appointment as Piaggio Aero Authorized Service Center underlines their trust towards our Dusseldorf team and capabilities."

Commenting on the agreement, Paolo Frino, Vice President of After Sales for Piaggio Aero Industries said: "This partnership with Jet Aviation marks another chapter in our customer support development providing first class service and product support to our increasing client base in Northern Europe. With this partnership agreement, we will be able to even better serve our customers who can benefit from Jet Aviation's premium level of expertise and efficiency in aircraft maintenance."

The new authorization allows Jet Aviation Dusseldorf to perform maintenance services to P.180 Avanti / Avanti II aircraft up to and including D-Check inspections. Also, Jet Aviation's personnel will attend recurring annual training courses in Genoa.

Jet Aviation Dusseldorf offers complete maintenance, repair and overhaul, avionics, refurbishment, FBO and 24-hour AOG services. The company holds an EASA #DE.145.0011 repair station approval. It is an authorized Service Center for Piaggio Aero P.180 Avanti / Avanti II aircraft, Beechcraft turboprop series and the Premier I, the Hawker 800/800 XP, the Cessna Citation series, as well as the Embraer Legacy ERJ 135. In addition, the facility also provides line and base maintenance for the Hawker 400 XP. The Dusseldorf operation has three hangars totaling 6,400 square meters (11,100 square feet), including various workshops, a spare parts stock and a comprehensive technical library and offers ample space to accommodate aircraft of all sizes on its ramp. Jet Aviation Dusseldorf is also the headquarters of the two Jet Aviation MRO stations in Germany located in Hannover and Kassel.

Jet Aviation 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 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 and provided over 65,000 hours in global flight operations in 2007. For more information, please visit