Jet Aviation Adds 23 Aircraft to Global Aircraft Management and Charter Fleet in 2013

Zurich, Switzerland / May 30, 2013 – Jet Aviation has added 23 aircraft to its global management fleet to date this year, three of which are available for charter.

Jet Aviation continues to grow its service offerings to meet and exceed its clients’ demands. Since January, the company has grown its global aircraft management and charter fleet by 23 aircraft, including seven in Europe, two in the Middle East, two in Africa, four in Asia and eight in the U.S. The aircraft available for charter include a Falcon 900EX in Europe, and a Global 5000 and Challenger 604 in the U.S. All charter aircraft are equipped with essential amenities. Ideal for transoceanic and transcontinental trips, the Geneva-based Falcon 900EX has a large cabin that comfortably seats up to 14 passengers. The cabin is well-appointed, featuring a phone and fax, Air Show and entertainment systems, and it is equipped with six beds. With a range of 7,800 km, the Falcon 900 EX is optimal for trips to New York, Recife, Dakar, Harare, Dehli, Moscow and Irkutsk. The Global 5000 is a long-range aircraft that provides passengers the comfort and space needed for long-distance trips. This aircraft is based in Portsmouth, N.H. and includes Swift broadband internet services, monitors throughout the aircraft, and a divided cabin for privacy. Equipped to sleep six travelers, the Global 5000 has all the essential amenities and added features to make any trip comfortable. Based in Chicago, Ill., the Challenger 604 is a large cabin aircraft with a range of up to 7,000 km. It has a full galley, a superb sound system, flight phones and monitors. This aircraft can accommodate nine passengers and has room to sleep four travelers comfortably.

“We have expanded our fleet to provide our clients with more options for charter services,” says Claudio Peer, vice president of sales for aircraft management and charter in EMEA & Asia.

“Meeting our customers’ demands is our top priority,” adds Don Haloburdo, vice president Jet Aviation Flight Services. “The Jet Aviation team of professionals is dedicated to providing the highest level of service standards to ensure a positive customer experience.”

Aircraft management services offer owners and operators tailor-made solutions, developed to suit their individual needs. Jet Aviation's aircraft management includes in-house international dispatch services, flight planning and scheduling, flight-crew staffing, line operations and maintenance services as well as insurance, accounting and administrative services.

Jet Aviation Flight Services, an Air Carrier Certificate holder (KKVA681M), is responsible for delivering Jet Aviation’s charter and aircraft management services in the Americas. It has gained industry recognition for operating at the highest levels of safety and security, achieving ARG/US Platinum and Wyvern Recommended status, as well as IS-BAO Registration. The company provides services for a fleet of high-quality managed aircraft in the U.S. and was named the Robb Report’s “Best of the Best” for charter services for three consecutive years.

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 4,500 employees cater to client needs from 22 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 250 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.

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