Left to right: Mr. Ismail Abdul Wahid, Assistant Director General of Air Accident Investigations, GCAA; Mr. Ismail Mohammed Al Balooshi, Assistant Director General of Aviation Safety Affairs, GCAA; Mr. Omar Bin Ghaleb, Deputy Director General, GCAA; H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, UAE; Mr. Wajahat Ali Khan, Director Safety & Quality Assurance, Jet Aviation Dubai; H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General, GCAA.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates / February 25, 2014 – Jet Aviation Dubai was recently presented with a Safety
Performance award by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates.
The GCAA of the United Arab Emirates recognizes significant contributions to a “Safer Sky” as part of its
mandate to promote and regulate civil aviation and flight safety. At its recent tri-annual Strategy Plan (2014-
2016) meeting for GCAA stakeholders on January 30, 2014, the GCAA presented Jet Aviation Dubai its Safety
Jet Aviation Dubai was selected for the award for having implemented a Safety Performance Measurement as
part of its Safety Management System (SMS). The company initiated SMS in 2011, and has integrated Safety
Indicators & Objectives (SPI) to help continually identify and monitor safety issues under its Continuous
“Our highest mandate is to ensure the health and safety of our customers,” says Hardy Bütschi, vice president
and general manager at Jet Aviation Dubai. “We continually strive to optimize our business processes to
provide optimum service delivery. This award attests to our high standards and is a credit to our entire team of
Jet Aviation Dubai’s maintenance and FBO location was established in May 2005 as a joint venture company
with the AL Mulla Group. The facility has a total of 4,200 square meters (45,192 square feet) of hangar space,
a workshop area of 1,000 square meters (10,760 square feet), and a two-story FBO building with an area of
1,050 square meters (11,300 square feet). The facility holds EASA #145.0317 maintenance approval and is an
FAA #U8JY426Y repair station. It also holds Bermuda DCA, Cayman CAA, Jordan CARC, Saudi Arabia GACA,
Pakistan CAA, India DGCA and UAE GCAA approvals. Jet Aviation Dubai is an authorized service center for
maintenance and warranty support to Boeing BBJ, the Gulfstream G150, G200, GIV and GV, G550 and G650
series, the Dassault Falcon 900, 2000 and 7X series, and full service capability for Hawker Beechcraft 800/900
series and Embraer Legacy aircraft, including L4 and L12 inspections. The company expanded its VIP handling
service delivery to Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) in December 2012.
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 more than 20 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.
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