ExecuJet Switzerland is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year for their facility at Zurich airport. The business began operating as ExecuJet Switzerland in March 2001 with a team of just 20 employees offering business aviation services in Charter, Dispatch, Maintenance Coordination and Aircraft Management. The Zurich facility began operation in the early 90’s before ExecuJet’s interception in 2001, making it one of the longest standing business aviation companies in Switzerland.
In 2001, ExecuJet managed approximately 15 aircraft at this time, some of which were available for third party charter. Some of the original fleet including a Global Express are still on the managed fleet today. “We have seen the fleet grow significantly in recent years” Stated Cedric Migeon, Managing Director ExecuJet Europe. “At present we are seeing approximately one aircraft per month joining the fleet which I believe is due to the fact that we are a known and trusted company with many years experience in the industry.”
IT Manager Hans Germann, who has been with the company since before its interception stated “Everything is a lot quicker now, in the past we had to physically type in every flight request or flight plan. Now much of the daily work can be done automatically on our flight ops system so it is much more time efficient.” Technology is not the only change, in 2003 ExecuJet took over the Zurich FBO and saw the business increase significantly with more and more passengers frequenting the facility. “In Zurich we have approximately 600 movements per month, this has grown by about 300% since 2003” continued Migeon.
The opening of ExecuJet Switzerland saw the beginning of vast growth for the European business, ExecuJet now operates nine facilities in London, Berlin, Copenhagen, Moscow, Paris (with Advanced Air Support), Valencia and most recently Ibiza, Palma and Gerona. In Europe there are now around 250 employees throughout the different locations. ExecuJet now manages around 50 aircraft in Europe which pays attribute to the fast growth that the company has seen over the last 10 years.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group
The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a leading global business aviation organisation 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.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group manages 150 business jets worldwide under the most stringent safety standards. Its commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of seven regional civil aviation issued air operating certificates (AOCs). ExecuJet has many authorised maintenance facilities throughout four regions, certified to work on most Business Jets. The ExecuJet Aviation Group operates 11 world class FBO facilities in Berlin, Zurich, Paris (with Advanced Air Support), Valencia, Ibiza, Palma, Gerona, Istanbul, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Dubai.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group offers considerable experience in new and pre-owned aircraft sales worldwide and has a large inventory of business aircraft to suit all budgets with an international team of sales directors offering local knowledge and expertise.