Colibri Aircraft appoints new sales director to “huge growth market”


London-based Colibri Aircraft, which specialises in the marketing, resale and purchase of pre-owned private aircraft, has appointed Markus Schmitzer as sales director for Germany.

A fully qualified pilot, Schmitzer (pictured) has held a number of key positions in aviation sales and consulting. Before joining Colibri Aircraft he was an independent aviation consultant and aircraft broker.

MD Oliver Stone said: “We are delighted Markus has joined us, and we are confident he can help build on our growth in Germany, and in Europe as a whole.”

This is set to be a record year for Colibri Aircraft, the company says. It has completed more transactions so far this year than it did during the whole of 2016, and its business more than doubled between 2015 and 2016. Germany is the biggest private aviation market in Europe – research by Colibri Aircraft shows that the country has 431 registered business jets, more than any other European country – and Colibri Aircraft sees it as a “huge growth market”.