Jet Aviation Basel Appoints Hendrik Janssen as Director of Completion Sales and Market Development

Basel / Switzerland, July 8, 2014 – Jet Aviation Basel has appointed Hendrik Janssen as director of Completion Sales and Market Development.
As director of Completions Sales and Market Development, Janssen liaises with aircraft owners, operators and industry executives to ensure they are informed about the benefits of assigning VVIP Completions projects to Jet Aviation Basel’s Completions center. He reports to Ruedi Kraft, vice president, Market Development & Completions Sales for Jet Aviation Basel.

Janssen joined Jet Aviation from Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg, Germany, where he most recently served as Sales Director Asia. In this role, he led a number of major acquisition projects for VIP and Head of State aircraft interior completions and maintenance clients. He also oversaw project implementation and managed post-sales customer relations, including that of the company`s most important customer. Prior to Lufthansa Technik, Janssen was based in Berlin as a Key Account manager for Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services, responsible for maintenance sales on Bombardier business jets. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Design and Development from the University of Applied Sciences (HTWG) in Konstanz, Germany.

“Hendrik has an excellent performance record in the completions and maintenance business, with well-established industry connections and a proven ability to consistently provide high-quality customer care while delivering well-managed projects on time," said Kraft. “We are very pleased to welcome him to the team.”

Jet Aviation Basel is a world-renowned completions and maintenance center employing more than 1,600 professionals. The facility has in-house design and engineering departments, along with on-site cabinetry, upholstery, fiberglass and paint shops. The organization is capable of outfitting jets as large as an Airbus A380 or the Boeing 747-8 series and has already completed numerous Airbus 319ACJ, A320, A330, A340 and Boeing B737, B757, B767 and B747-400 aircraft. Jet Aviation Basel also provides aircraft maintenance and repair services to a wide variety of business jets. It is a factory approved service center by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream. The location also holds a jet aircraft repair station rating by the FAA #QV1Y440K, and the EASA #CH.145.0232 in addition to approval certificates of 21 other national aviation authorities.

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 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.

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