Jetex to build first Germany-based FBO


Jetex is to build a new terminal and FBO facility at Berlin’s Neuhardenberg Airport (EDON). The UAE-based company has signed a 50-50 joint venture shareholding partnership through the use of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with the German airport to build the new facility.

“Neuhardenberg is an excellent airport for our first FBO in Germany that offers the space required to develop a world-class private jet terminal and FBO operation,” said Adel Mardini, founder and CEO, Jetex.

“Today, more than ever before, we focus on sustainability and minimising our carbon footprint. Jetex has been offering a number of environmental solutions and developing the world’s first pure green FBO, which will also include the latest innovations in eco-design, is a significant milestone,” Mardini added.

The new FBO will serve the Berlin, East Germany and the Polish border market. The development will include a 1,500sqm private jet terminal, office buildings, flight support and conference centre and all associated ground works and infrastructure.

As well as up to 20 additional parking lots for private jets, the FBO will offer MRO facilities, full ground support and equipment.

Neuhardenberg Airport also has 24-hour unrestricted operations and is not slot controlled. Its runway is 2,400m by 50m and can take aircraft up to Airbus A350 in size.

The airport is also the site of one of Europe’s largest solar farms generating more than 175 megawatts of clean renewable energy. This energy will be used by Jetex to create what the firm is calling a “pure green FBO”.

Neuhardenberg Airport, co-owner, Dieter Vornhagen, said: “Our joint venture, when developed, will see the creation of over 50 jobs at Neuhardenberg and provide operators and owners of business jets with not just a world-class FBO for Berlin, but also a flagship development within the Jetex global FBO network.”

Following the signing of the agreement, Jetex and Neuhardenberg Airport start works on terminal design and infrastructure planning.