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Jet Aviation celebrates 40 years of operation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

12 March 2019

Jet Aviation celebrates 40 years of operation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia / March 12, 2019 – Jet Aviation celebrates 40 years of operation in Saudi Arabia at the Saudi International Airshow, held at Thumamah Airport in Riyadh from March 12-14, 2019. The company, together with Saudi Arabian partners, established its first Fixed Base Operation (FBO) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Jeddah Airport in 1979. It currently operates four FBO facilities in Saudi Arabia — Jeddah, Riyadh, Medina and Yanbu.


As industry’s first International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Airshow 2019 is a fitting event at which to mark Jet Aviation’s 40th anniversary year of operation in the Kingdom. Jet Aviation was the first International company, together with its Saudi Arabian partners, to establish a Fixed Base Operation (FBO) in Saudi Arabia when it opened its doors at the old Jeddah Airport. It has continually invested in the region throughout its long history in the country and continues to earn the trust and confidence of its customers, the airport authorities and its Saudi partners.


“By the mid-seventies, Mobil Oil was regularly bringing aircraft from Saudi Arabia to Switzerland for servicing and it was with their help and encouragement that we were able to form our local partnership and open the handling and line-maintenance operation in Jeddah,” said Hardy Butschi, VP and GM Middle East. “Two years later we opened a similar facility in Riyadh and now, forty years later, we remain fully committed to the region as we strive to reinforce our operations in the coming months and years.”


Jet Aviation is exhibiting at Saudi Airshow 2019 at Riyadh’s Thumamah Airport from March 12 through March 14. Please take the time to visit the Jet Aviation Booth (#1020).


Jet Aviation Saudi Arabia is a long-standing joint venture company with Saudi Arabian partners and was the first company to set up an FBO in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company currently operates four FBOs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in Jeddah since 1979; Riyadh since 1983; Medina since 2012; and in Yanbu since 2018. The facility in Jeddah also holds Saudi Arabian GACA-145 and FAA Repair Station approvals for line maintenance and aircraft-on-ground (AOG) services to private and business operators.


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. More than 4,800 employees cater to client needs from close to 50 facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of some 300 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


Contact: Elouisa Dalli, Senior Director Global Communications, +41 58 158 8834 or elouisa.dalli@jetaviation.com


 


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