Edmond Rose appointed as CEO of Airport Coordination Ltd

The Airport Coordination Ltd (ACL) Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Edmond Rose as the company’s newly appointed CEO, effective immediately.

Edmond, a former Board member of ACL, brings 20 years’ aviation industry experience to the role, including expertise in airline regulatory affairs for Virgin Atlantic and British Airways.  A former British diplomat for 11 years with postings in India and China, Edmond more recently served on Virgin Atlantic’s leadership team as Commercial Director, responsible among other things for network and schedule planning 

In his new role he will also call on his varied consultancy work advising airlines, airports and aircraft manufacturers on network, strategy and regulatory topics.  He has led studies on how to maximise airport efficiency and on slot allocation methods.

Edmond has highlighted his top three priorities in his new CEO role.

“I am looking forward to promoting excellence in schedule coordination, delivering insightful, pro-active solutions.  I will, with a fine team, be building on ACL’s core UK business to offer value-added coordination to airports across the world.”

Addressing the best solutions for constrained airports

The third pillar is a commitment to keep ACL at the forefront of co-ordination; increasing our use of technology and working with a range of partners and industry associations to achieve the best outcomes at constrained airports,he added.

“We are delighted to welcome Edmond, with his fine pedigree of industry experience, to this enhanced new role of CEO,“ said ACL Board Chairman Jeff Halliwell. This senior and important appointment is a major boost for us.“  In confirming Edmond‘s appointment he also acknowledged the excellent contribution delivered by Mike Robinson, who was interim managing director following the departure of Chris Bosworth in April this year.

About Airport Coordination Ltd

ACL is the world’s first independent slot coordinator headquartered in Staines,  near London Heathrow Airport.  It supports 39 airports worldwide, including 24 London and regional airports in the UK; Dublin, Cork and Shannon in the Republic of Ireland; five airports in New Zealand; Dubai International and Dubai World Central; Poland’s Poznan and Warsaw Airports, Luxembourg Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.  Last month ACL announced the addition of Vilnius Airport, Lithuania, following a competitive bid.

www.acl-uk.org

 

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Boosting European Regional Connectivity – MEP Quarterly September Edition

The European Business Aviation Association is delighted to present you the latest issue of the Business Aviation MEP Quarterly.

This latest edition called “Boosting European Regional Connectivity” contains the following items:

  • an interview Carlo des Dorides – Executive Director, European GNSS Agency (GSA)
  • Introducing the Athar Husein Khan as EBAA Secretary-General
  • Getting Personal – speaking sustainability in Business Aviation with EBAA Senior Manager Environment Bruce Parry
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Jet Aviation San Juan is first in Puerto Rico to achieve IS-BAH Standard to ensure maximum levels of safety and customer service

Jet Aviation San Juan is first in Puerto Rico to achieve IS-BAH Standard to ensure maximum levels of safety and customer service
TETERBORO / September 19, 2018 – Jet Aviation’s FBO in San Juan is the first in Puerto Rico to qualify for Stage 1 registration to the IS-BAH™ Standard (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling), ensuring that all customers receive the maximum level of safe and secure ground-handling services.

David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager, Regional Operations USA, said achieving IS-BAH registration has been an essential objective since Jet Aviation rebranded the San Juan FBO under a management agreement in 2017. San Juan now joins the eight Jet Aviation FBOs in the U.S. and the 13 FBOs in EMEA and Asia that have achieved IS-BAH certification.

“The IS-BAH certification for San Juan maintains our industry leadership in Puerto Rico,” Paddock said. “Just as with all of our U.S. locations, our San Juan team has been working to ensure that all of our processes meet IS-BAH standards. We started working toward IS-BAH certification as soon as the program was launched. And all of our locations are already working toward the next level of registration, Stage 2, for IS-BAH standards. This demonstrates Jet Aviation’s commitment to serving our customers – no matter where they are.”

He noted that, according to the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) that administers the IS-BAH program, San Juan is among a small number of FBOs to achieve IS-BAH registration across the Caribbean. It is considered one of the most convenient U.S. airports of entry in the Caribbean for South American and European flights connecting to the U.S. mainland. It was the first in Puerto Rico with a full-service, onsite U.S. Customs and Border Protection terminal to facilitate convenient customs, immigration, and agriculture processing for international flights.

In the U.S., Jet Aviation FBOs are located in:  Washington Dulles, Virginia  Teterboro, New Jersey  Bedford, Massachusetts  Palm Beach, Florida
 Dallas and Houston, Texas  St. Louis, Missouri  Van Nuys, California

Jet Aviation FBOs facilities in EMEA and Asia are located in:  Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland  Berlin (SCF and TXL), Dusseldorf, and Munich, Germany  Vienna, Austria  Dubai (DXB and DWC), United Arab Emirates  Jeddah, Medina, and Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  Singapore

Jet Aviation Holdings USA, Inc. 112 Charles A. Lindbergh Drive | Teterboro Airport | Teterboro, NJ 07608 USA Tel. +1 201 462 4000 I Fax +1 201 462 4236 I www.jetaviation.com

IS-BAH™ is a joint program between the IBAC and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). IBAC represents the interests of business aviation worldwide. IBAC is a non-profit international trade association with permanent observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN Specialized Agency for aviation matters, in Montreal, Canada. www.ibac.org

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: Charlie Bosworth, PR/Communications, Regional Operations USA, Jet Aviation, at +1 618 646 8320 or charles.bosworth@jetaviation.com.

Jet Aviation makes new Asia-Pacific region and leadership team appointments

BASEL / September 17, 2018 – Jet Aviation today announced it has formed a new region for AsiaPacific (APAC) and appointed Joe Reckling SVP Regional Operations APAC, effective immediately. The company also appointed David Best, current VP Business Development, as its new SVP Strategic Global Growth (SGG), effective December 1. Best succeeds Johannes Turzer, who is retiring from this role at the end of January 2019.

To help the company capture the value of Hawker Pacific and pursue interests and ambitions in support of its vision, Jet Aviation has formed a new region in Asia-Pacific (APAC) to which it has appointed Joe Reckling SVP Regional Operations. Reckling joins the leadership team, reporting directly to Jet Aviation President, Rob Smith, and will oversee the company’s business activities throughout the region. The new APAC region has 21 locations and more than 1,100 employees.

Reckling joined Hawker Pacific as CFO in 2008, having held senior financial, commercial and managerial roles with various public companies in the UK and Australia. A Chartered Accountant, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Cape Town and is a graduate of the Executive Program for Growing Business at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

“Joe has a strong background in mergers and acquisitions and post-acquisition business integration,” adds Smith. “I’m very pleased to welcome him to the leadership team and am confident he will continue to expand and strengthen our service offerings in Asia-Pacific to exceed customer demand.”

Best joined Turzer’s SGG team as VP Business Development in April 2017 and has been largely responsible for the successful acquisition and integration of Hawker Pacific to date. Prior to joining Jet, he founded and led a global aviation and business consultancy company and held senior positions with BBA Aviation Asia Pacific and Signature Flight Support. Best serves as Board of Governor of the Asian Business Aviation Association and sits on the Governing Board of the International Business Aviation Council. He is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, where he earned his MBA and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Turzer began his career with Jet Aviation in Dusseldorf in 1976 as an Avionics Engineer. In 1978, he left the company to take on various managerial roles in the Industry until 1999. In 2000, Turzer returned to Jet Aviation as VP and GM of our Germany operations. He later assumed further responsibilities for London Biggin Hill and was also instrumental in establishing Jet Aviation’s Moscow Vnukovo presence in late 2007. In 2011, Turzer took leadership of our maintenance operation in Basel, and is credited for successfully overcoming considerable market challenges before assuming his current role as SVP SGG in 2017.

“David has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the USA throughout his business career,” says Smith. “He brings to his new role deep knowledge and expertise in all aspects of strategy, corporate growth, acquisitions and business aviation infrastructure. Please join me in thanking Johannes for his significant contribution to Jet, and in wishing David continued success as SVP SGG.”

Jet Aviation AG l Corporate Headquarters Aeschengraben 6 I CH-4051 Basel I Switzerland Tel. +41 58 158 4111 I Fax +41 58 158 7079 I www.jetaviation.com

Best also joins the company’s leadership team, reporting to Smith. Turzer will relocate to his home in Dusseldorf, Germany in mid-December, and serve in an advisory capacity as GM Germany effective February 1, 2019.

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: Heinz R. Aebi, Senior VP Group Marketing & Communications or Elouisa Dalli, Head of Global Communications, +41 58 158 8834 or elouisa.dalli@jetaviation.ch.

Air Charter Service opens Swiss freight operation

The Geneva office of global charter experts Air Charter Service, has launched a cargo department, adding to the operation’s private jets and group travel divisions in the Swiss city.

Dan Morgan-Evans, Global Cargo Director at ACS, said: “We’ve always serviced our numerous cargo clients in Switzerland through our UK, French and German offices, but demand is now such that we have taken the decision to open a dedicated department in the country.

“We have already started booking cargo charters through the new division, which officially opened in August, and we are confident that it will be a great addition and complement our other five cargo teams in Europe; in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Russia.”

www.aircharterservice.com

~ENDS~

About Air Charter Service

We are a global company with 22 worldwide offices, spanning all six major continents and we offer private jet, commercial airliner and cargo aircraft charters, as well as onboard courier solutions. We arrange almost 15,000 contracts annually with revenue of close to 700 million dollars. We were formed in 1990 by Chairman Chris Leach and CEO Justin Bowman in the basement of a house, and we now employ almost 500 staff worldwide.

For more information, an interview or additional images please contact:
Glenn Phillips / Group Press Officer
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8339 8593 /+44 (0) 7799 692 629
Email: glenn.phillips@aircharterservice.com

‘We are a small family owned and run business that the introduction of new measures by BF would have caused severe financial hardship.  I was recommended to ask BBGA for advice which they instantly gave even though we were not members.  They attended various meetings by my side, took the situation to a higher level within the Government department and helped me achieve a satisfactory outcome.  I wasn’t pressured to become a member but what became apparent was their genuine desire to help resolve aviation issues for the better of the community.  This association covers almost every aspect of the industry, has representation on the majority of decision making panels and achieves results by either diluting possible harmful legislation or stopping it altogether.  Its members receive updates in real time often leaving other associations to ‘cut and paste’ BBGA releases some time later.’
Penny Stephens – Director
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