Luxaviation appoints new Aviation Services President


Luxemburg-based operator Luxaviation has appointed Stefan Benz as its new President of Aviation Services.

The role will involve the management of further business development across aircraft management and charter, according to the company.

Benz (pictured), who has been a member of Luxaviation’s board since July, has more than 25 years’ worth of experience as an aeronautical engineer in the aviation industry. Most recently, Benz served as senior vice president of Operations for Jet Aviation, having worked at the company for 11 years.

In his new role, Benz will focus on the sustainability and profitability of Luxaviation, ensuring the company remains customer-focused, efficient and safe.

Benz said he shares Luxaviation’s values of “excellence, reliability, transparency and authenticity”. He added that he will lead the group to “the next stage of growth in a very customer-focused way”.

Patrick Hansen, CEO, Luxaviation said: “With 25 years of experience in the aviation industry, Stefan is the ideal candidate to guide and lead our Aviation Services team as a proven leader in the aviation industry.”

He added: “His experience, knowledge and strong global network of OEMs, suppliers, authorities, institutions and business aviation stakeholders around the world, combined with our industry expertise, will be real assets as we continue our growth journey.”

Last month, Luxaviation added six aircraft to its fleet to expand its global footprint. George Galanopoulos, MD and CEO of the company’s UK division, told Corporate Jet Investor that it is an “extraordinary time” to be in the charter sector, with demand “by far” outweighing supply.