Jet Aviation to provide aviation services from Al Bateen Executive Airport.

Monday 23rd May 2011

Geneva / Switzerland, May 18, 2011 - The Jet Aviation Group and Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced today the signing of a lease agreement at this year's EBACE Convention in Geneva whereby Jet Aviation will start to provide aviation services from Al Bateen Executive Airport later this year.

The agreement with ADAC includes the lease of offices at the exclusive business aviation airport, where Jet Aviation will be Al Bateen Executive's first independent MRO provider. Jet Aviation's service offering will include line maintenance through a newly established Jet Aviation Abu Dhabi branch office and staffing services through Jet Professionals, a subsidiary of the Jet Aviation Group. Services will be made available as soon as necessary trade licenses are obtained from the authorities.

"We have great respect for Jet Aviation," says Stephen Jones, General Manager Al Bateen Executive Airport. "They have earned an excellent reputation for quality and business aviation expertise over four decades, and we are very happy to have such a globally recognized brand at Al Bateen Executive Airport."

The newly formed Jet Aviation Abu Dhabi will be an affiliate of Jet Aviation Dubai for the purpose of providing line maintenance services to local, regional and international business aircraft owners and operators flying into Al Bateen Executive Airport. "We have often provided aircraft-on-ground (AOG) services to all types of aircraft at Al Bateen for the past few years and it makes perfect sense for us to expand our service delivery to Abu Dhabi to better serve our customer base in the region," explains Michael Rücker, senior vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Dubai.

About Jet Aviation:

Jet Aviation Dubai's maintenance and FBO location was established in May 2005. The facility has a total of 4,200 square meters (45,192 square feet) of hangar space, a workshop area of 1,000 square meters (10,760 square feet), and a two-storey FBO building with an area of 1,050 square meters (11,300 square feet). The facility holds EASA #145.0317 maintenance approval and is an FAA #U8JY426Y repair station. It also holds Bermuda DCA, Cayman CAA, Jordan CARC,

Pakistan CAA, Saudi Arabia PCA and UAE GCAA approvals. Jet Aviation Dubai is an authorized service center for maintenance and warranty support to Boeing BBJ, the Gulfstream GIV and GV series, the Dassault Falcon 900 and 2000 series, the Hawker Beechcraft 800 series and Embraer Legacy aircraft, including L4 inspections.

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 5,000 employees cater to client needs from 24 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America.

The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, fixed base operations, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 200 aircraft. For more information, please visit

More information about General Dynamics is available online at

Contact: Heinz R. Aebi, Senior VP Group Marketing & Communications or Mary-Lou Murphy, Manager PR & Communications EMEA & Asia, +41 58 158 8891 or email

About Al Bateen Executive Airport is a dedicated business jet airport, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; conveniently located only a five kilometres from the central business district of Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital. The downtown location of Al Bateen Executive Airport makes it ideal for users of business jets, whose time is valuable and who have a high-regard for the convenience that personalised jet travel can bring. It is easily accessible off the Abu Dhabi to Dubai highway, making the centre of Dubai a short motorway journey of 1hr 15mins.

About Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, ADAC assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, ADAC added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive private aviation airport), and Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio.

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