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ExecuJet and Luxaviation – A Strong Union

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By Gerrit Basson

As you likely know by now, ExecuJet has joined Luxaviation Group. We are proud of the fact that the move makes us part of the second largest corporate aircraft operator in the world. We look forward to sharing more details about joining the Luxaviation family at the upcoming European Business Aviation Conference and Exposition (EBACE). That’s because ExecuJet is a key component of the Luxaviation Group’s growth strategy, significantly increasing the company’s global reach to include:

  • 1,500 employees
  • 250 business aircraft under management
  • 146 aircraft available for charter
  • 14 air operating certificates (AOCs)
  • 20 FBOs
  • 14 MRO facilities
  • Presence in 23 countries

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Luxaviation is the largest business aviation group in Europe. The organisation offers the expertise and know-how of more than 500 employees across seven European operating companies. These companies include:

  • Luxaviation (Luxembourg)
  • Luxaviation Germany (Germany)
  • Abelag (Belgium)
  • Unijet (France)
  • London Executive Aviation (UK)
  • Masterjet (Portugal)
  • And now…ExecuJet (headquartered in Switzerland and with worldwide operations).

A Large Player Globally

So what does this development mean for ExecuJet customers? In short, it means better service and opportunities through improved synergies within the Luxaviation family. These benefits include economies of scale in the purchasing of fuel, insurance, training and other significant cost areas. In addition, we will enjoy increased aircraft inventory, availability and utilisation within the group. This includes a broader range of aircraft types and models. In fact, collaboration with other group companies will result in sharing of best practices across all operational areas. Importantly, the trusted individuals you have worked with over the years, the Key Account Managers (KAMs) will remain at your disposal and as dedicated as ever to providing you with excellent service and deep regional knowledge.

In a nutshell, ExecuJet will be the same reliable, trustworthy provider you have known for up to two decades plus – and now we will be better. Better because we can offer our customers access to a greater network of aircraft, the ability to better leverage group buying power and presence in all areas of the world.

What does this new phase mean for ExecuJet as a company? We will retain our brand identity and operational independence while benefitting from a now broader network, thanks to the Luxaviation group. I am very pleased to be named the new CEO of ExecuJet and look forward to this next chapter in the ExecuJet story. It is an exciting time for the company as we race towards a bright future.

My colleague and former ExecuJet CEO Niall Olver will remain with the company in an advisory capacity and Patrick Hansen, Co-CEO of Luxaviation Group, has been appointed to the position of Chairman.

Business aviation is always changing and the companies that have a global reach in terms of inventory, connections and local expertise are always better positioned to offer their customers the best strategies for success.

ExecuJet’s operations include a strong presence in some of the world’s fastest growing business aviation markets, including Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as a significantly larger managed fleet. We are delighted to join Luxaviation Group and believe our valued customers will realise the benefits of also being part of our expanded family.

As always, we remind our clients to: “Just fly. We look after the details.”

If you have any questions about the announcement or seek additional information, reach out to myself, a member of our Executive team or your KAM. We look forward to continuing to serve you.

Gerrit Basson
CEO, ExecuJet

Posted on May 26, 2015 | Tags: Blog

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