Jet Aviation selects Chris Maupin as director of its new Houston operation

Zurich / Switzerland, July 3, 2012 – Jet Aviation recently hosted an open house at its Houston Hobby Airport FBO, which the company acquired in February, and introduced its new Houston leadership team. Chris Maupin, director of FBO services, will lead the 45-person operation.


Prior to joining Jet Aviation, Chris spent 14 years at Universal Weather and Aviation where he was an integral part of the team that opened the first FBO in Mumbai, India. He is an international planning expert and fuel market analyst. Chris reports to John Langevin, vice president and general manager, U.S. FBOs.


Other key members of the Houston leadership team, all of whom worked at the facility prior to the acquisition, include Brandon Davis, operations manager; Guillermo Turriabiartes, line manager; Kevin Nichols, MRO technical services manager; and Linda Martin, controller and human resources leader.


Gary Dempsey, president, U.S. aircraft services, said, “This state of the art facility offers our customers the amenities they need and the exceptional customer service they expect. We’re confident the celebration marked the start of many good things to come.”


On February 29, Jet Aviation acquired Enterprise Jet Center, one of the largest and most modern FBOs at Houston Hobby Airport, providing fuel, catering, aircraft cleaning and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to private aircraft. The facility became the sixth Jet Aviation FBO in the U.S., including Boston/Bedford, Mass.; Dallas; Palm Beach, Fla.; St. Louis; and Teterboro, N.J. 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 25 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America.

The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, 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.


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