May 2010

Jet Aviation becomes installation partner and sales representative for API Hawker 800 Series Blended Winglets

Geneva / Switzerland, May 4, 2010 – Jet Aviation announced that it will become the European sales representative and installation partner for Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) for the Hawker 800 Series Blended Winglets. Installations will be performed at Jet Aviation Zurich and Jet Aviation Dusseldorf.

As sales representative and installation partner, Jet Aviation will market Hawker Blended Winglets to customers in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East for installation at its MRO locations in Zurich, Switzerland, and Dusseldorf, Germany.

“We are very pleased to be selected by Aviation Partners as a sales representative and installation partner for blended winglet technology,” says Jakob Straub, vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation’s MRO & FBO operation in Zurich. “We are very pleased to be associated with the winglet program and to bring to our customers this innovative technology,” he adds.

“We selected Jet Aviation because of their reputation for very high quality work, their strategic facility locations and their longstanding relationships with the Hawker operator community in the region,” said Gary Dunn, API vice president of sales. “We anticipate a significant growth in Hawker Blended Winglet sales in Europe in the near-term, and in the Middle East as that market continues to grow,” he adds.

The FAA and EASA-approved Blended Winglets, which are flying on more than 110 Hawker 800, 800A, 800B and 800XP aircraft, help operators through an increase in range and/or fuel reserves, reduced fuel burn on emissions, an improved second segment climb and obtain a healthy return at resale.

Jet Aviation Zurich consists of 5,000 square meters (53,820 square feet) of hangar space and provides aircraft maintenance support to small and medium-sized business jets and turboprops. The facility is an EASA #CH.145.0202 and FAA #CR5Y789M authorized repair station offering airframe and engine maintenance, completions, cabinetry and furniture refurbishment, electrical systems installations, avionics installations and exterior painting services. Jet Aviation Zurich is a Hawker Beechcraft and Cessna Citation authorized service center. The location also offers FBO and fueling services.

Jet Aviation Dusseldorf offers complete maintenance, repair and overhaul, avionics, refurbishment, FBO and 24-hour AOG-services. It is an authorized service center for the Cessna Citation series, Hawker Beechcraft Premier I, Hawker 400XP and 800XP, the Embraer Legacy ERJ 135CJ as well as for the Piaggio Avanti. Maintenance work is also performed on Learjet, Challenger, Gulfstream aircraft. The facility has three hangars totaling 6,400 square meters (66,100 square feet), including various workshops, a spare parts stock and a comprehensive technical library and offers ample space to accommodate aircraft of all sizes on its ramp. Jet Aviation Dusseldorf also is the headquarters of the Jet Aviation MRO station located in Hannover. The two locations hold EASA #DE.145.0011 and FAA #J7QY399Y repair station approvals.

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 5,100 employees Jet Aviation Management AG Obstgartenstrasse 27 | CH-8302 Kloten | Switzerland | Mail: P.O. Box 229 | CH-8058 Zurich-Airport | Switzerland Tel. +41 58 158 8888 | Fax +41 58 158 8885 | cater to client needs from 24 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, fixed base operations, 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 200 aircraft. For more information, please visit

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 91,200 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at

Aviation Partners, Inc. is the world leader in advanced Winglet technology. API’s patented* Performance Enhancing Blended Winglets have been designed and certified for a number of commercial and business aircraft; applications include Boeing, Falcon, Hawker and Gulfstream airframes. Over 3,700 in-service aircraft have saved an estimated 2.1 billion gallons of fuel. In addition to the 5-7% improvement in fuel burn, Blended Winglets have reduced global CO2 emissions by over 22.5 million tons. To learn more about Blended Winglets, go to

Contact: Heinz R. Aebi, Senior VP Group Marketing & Communications or Kathleen Simonelli, Manager PR & Communications EMEA & Asia, +41 58 158 8888 or by e-mail


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