Jet Aviation expands global network


Dennis Kohr, General Manager of Jet Aviation Vienna

Jet Aviation is expanding its global MRO & FBO network with Jet Aviation Vienna.

Jet Aviation is now operating and managing MRO and FBO facilities at Vienna International Airport.

The company appointed Dennis Kohr as managing director of Jet Aviation Vienna. Kohr joined Jet Aviation Basel in 2011, previously having worked in sales and project management for major aerospace companies in Munich and Hamburg.

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Jet Aviation recently signed agreements with GATE V and FAME Executive Aviation, the previous MRO and FBO service providers, to establish operations in Vienna. From a brand new hangar facility, the company now operates a Cessna authorised service centre that provides scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, as well as off-site AOG services, to Cessna Citation aircraft.

Jet Aviation Vienna also supports AOG and line maintenance for Learjet and Bombardier Challenger 300 aircraft, with plans to expand its service capabilities to include other aircraft models such as Bombardier, Dassault Falcon and Gulfstream in the near future.

The Jet Aviation Vienna FBO at the Vienna Business Aviation terminal features an operations office, a crew lounge and access to a VIP passenger lounge.

Stefan Benz, vice president of Jet Aviation MRO and FBO Operations, EMEA & Asia said: “We are delighted to expand our MRO and FBO network in EMEA and Asia. As a key gateway to the East, Vienna International Airport is among the top ten most important airports in Europe in terms of business aviation traffic and represents a key market for Jet Aviation.”

“Dennis will ensure a warm welcome in Vienna to our clients and crews,” adds Benz. “He is customer-focused and fully committed to delivering top service. I have every confidence in his ability to further develop our services in Vienna to offer a premium customer experience.”

Corporate Jet Investor asked Dennis Kohr three questions.

What business challenges do you see ahead at the new FBO/MRO in Vienna?

Promoting the new facility to European business jet operators. Implementing Jet Aviation standards to serve customers with the same quality/service compared to other facilities/locations within our network. Expanding the capabilities to meet our customers’ expectations

How would you describe your management style?

I suppose I’m what is called a situational leader. While honouring commitments is paramount, I believe open communication, transparency and flexibility always serves one well. Depending on the development level of any given employee and their specific tasks at hand, I try to give the right mix of direction and support to best ensure their commitment, motivation and ultimate success.

What advice would you give to someone starting out in aviation?

You need to be passionate about airplanes and aviation as it’s a 24/7 industry. If you have such passion, it’s an amazing environment.