St. Louis, MO / October 30, 2012 – To increase focus on the major airframes it supports and to increase customer satisfaction, Jet Aviation St. Louis has organized its MRO teams into airframe-specific support teams.
The new MRO structure has a lead manager for each of the major product lines. The managers are responsible for customer satisfaction, the quality of work and employee safety and satisfaction.
The teams and operations managers are:
Bob O’Leary: Hawker Beech/Falcon business operations manager
Shawn Miller: Global business operations manager
Morris Smith: Gulfstream business operations manager
Vinnie Venditto: Challenger business operations manager
“Having technical teams focused on specific aircraft benefits operators by placing the right resources at their disposal. Both our people and our facility are organized to best suit their needs,” said Chuck Krugh, senior vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation St. Louis. “I am confident this organizational adjustment will improve efficiencies and help us continue to meet our customers’ needs.”
Hangars are now organized by product line and dedicated to a specific airframe where all tooling and support will be consolidated. Support functions were added to each business unit including a dedicated finance/billing professional, engineer, expediter and inspector.
Jet Aviation St. Louis is a full-service aircraft maintenance, modifications and completions provider certified to AS9110C, ISO 140001:2004 and OHSAS 18001-2007 standards. The company employs close to 1,000 people at its St. Louis Downtown Airport location. Jet Aviation St. Louis has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, composite, avionics, sheet metal and paint shops. Jet Aviation St. Louis is a Bombardier, Embraer and Gulfstream authorized service center and a Dassault Falcon and Hawker center of expertise. It also is an authorized service center for GE, Rolls-Royce and Honeywell engines. The location also offers FBO services. For more information, visit www.jetaviation.com/stlouis.
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. Please visit
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