ExecuJet and RUAG partnership in Geneva


Companies announce partnership in FBO at Geneva

ExecuJet and RUAG Aviation announced their partnership in the FBO at Geneva Airport during the recent EBACE show.

The facility was complete refurbished and is one of the longest established FBOs in Switzerland. It originally opened in 1958. The Geneva FBO handles some 6,000 movements per year and is easily capable of handling 80 movements per day during peak times.

RUAG has been based at Geneva airport since 2008 and has now chosen to enlist the FBO network of ExecuJet. “The opportunity to team up with ExecuJet – a well established player in the FBO world makes a lot of sense for us,” said Michael Sattler, vice president business aviation, RUAG Aviation; “the FBO service sector has gained strategic importance and we were looking for teaming in with a leading FBO network”. ExecuJet has been running its Zurich FBO for 11 years, together with 9 further European facilities.”

ExecuJet’s decision to partner with RUAG enables the company to expand their FBO services within Europe.

The cooperation allows the two companies to share resources and know-how to create an FBO that offers the worldwide standards and expertise of ExecuJets current FBOs. With the RUAG maintenance facilities located adjacent to the FBO and fully qualified to support Falcon, Pilatus PC-12 and other aircraft, at a total of 39 different variants, the two companies will further be able to offer a one stop service for clients and the aircraft they manage.

“We are delighted to be entering this partnership with RUAG”, said ExecuJet Europe managing director Cedric Migeon. “There is a lot of synergy within our businesses. It has long been our plan to expand our FBO presence in Western Europe and this is a terrific opportunity for both companies.”

Nicole Gut, director of ExecuJet’s European FBOs, will oversee the transition and FBO alongside RUAGs general manager Geneva, Bernd Heinrich, who assumes also overall responsibilities for RUAG’s adjacent
maintenance facilities.

ExecuJet currently operates a managed fleet of over 50 aircraft in Europe and has added 6 aircraft based in Geneva during the past 2 years.