Shell Aviation and ExecuJet Europe Announce Refueling Partnership at Zurich International Airport

March 19, 2014
A highly experienced team of Shell technical experts will be responsible for the day-to-day running of fuel operations at the airport, ensuring round the clock and rapid access to fuel solutions.

Zurich, CH 19 March 2014 –Shell Aviation and ExecuJet Europe announce the exclusive refueling partnership for the business and private passenger area (General Aviation-) of Zurich International Airport, effective this month.

With this partnership, global aviation fuels leader Shell is expanding its support to the aviation industry at Zurich International Airport. A highly experienced team of Shell technical experts will be responsible for the day-to-day running of fuel operations at the airport, ensuring round the clock and rapid access to fuel solutions.

With Zurich International Airport being consistently one of the largest General Aviation (GA) locations within the European network, this expansion is a key milestone in the overall growth plan for the GA segment of Shell Aviation. Securing this location further strengthens Shell Aviation’s fuelling network, which is one of the most extensive in the world with over 800 locations globally.

"Shell Aviation's new partnership with ExecuJet Europe is a win-win situation for both parties.  The prominent location of Zurich International Airport within the private aviation sector is an excellent addition to the existing Shell fuel network. ExecuJet is the ideal partner for this location given their impressive safety record, quality of service and deep understanding of the general aviation market,” said Ms. Melanie Lane, General Manager Aviation - Europe at Shell.

 Zurich International Airport simultaneously hosts the headquarters of the Swiss Air-Ambulance Rega, located next to the buildings of ExecuJet. Within the scope of the new exclusive agreement between Shell and ExecuJet, Rega will likewise be supplied with Shell fuels.

With a fleet of 17 helicopters and three aircraft, Rega is on standby around the clock to provide medical assistance to persons in need. The non-profit, independent and privately-run foundation was established in 1952 and is firmly entrenched in the Swiss population with as many as 2.5 million patrons.

Gerrit Basson, Managing Director ExecuJet Europe, said: “We are delighted to partner with Shell Aviation to offer our customers the Shell fuelling service. Having Shell’s support at our Zurich Fixed Based Operations (FBO) enables us to continue to offer the highest levels of service to our customers. At ExecuJet, we understand how convenience, efficiency and personal service are a winning combination, while recognising the importance of providing fuel at competitive prices.”

The ExecuJet Zurich FBO is a multifunctional and state-of-the art facility at the Zurich International Airport offering an array of amenities designed for convenience, comfort and effectiveness. ExecuJet offers a first-class reception and excellent customer service including a comfortable passenger lounge, conference and meeting rooms, catering and a pilot lounge. To ensure smooth preflight preparation, ExecuJet flight planning facilities offer fully equipped office space with wireless internet connectivity, fax and printer services. 

About Shell Aviation

Shell Aviation is a leading global supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants with a heritage of over 100 years.  We supply fuel at around 800 airports in approximately 40 countries. Shell has branded operations at airports across the region, and serves lubricants customers through third party distributors across Europe.

Shell Aviation has received the Armbrust Award for Top Aviation Refueler Worldwide consistently over the past decade. Customers surveyed for this Award have recognised Shell Aviation as having the Best Technical and Operational Performance demonstrating the commitment of Shell to ensure that customers benefit from a reliable supply network, efficient services and technology leadership.

About ExecuJet Aviation Group

The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a leading global business aviation organization offering a diverse range of services including pre-owned and new aircraft sales, aircraft management for private and commercial registered aircraft, aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions management and fixed base operations. Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, ExecuJet has operations in six regions – Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, embracing a workforce of over 830 experienced staff.