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ExecuJet Acquires First Caribbean FBO in St. Maarten

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016
by bimjim
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ExecuJet Acquires First Caribbean FBO in St. Maarten
Jun 9, 2016

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is today announcing the acquisition of its first FBO in the Caribbean region, at Princess Juliana International Airport on the island of St. Maarten. ExecuJet’s St. Maarten FBO, acquired from TLC Aviation, takes the ExecuJet FBO network to 24 locations globally.

The St. Maarten FBO offers ground handling, fuelling, air charter, flight plans, executive transport and accommodation services for both customers and crew. In 2015, the FBO handled 1,868 movements from small light aircraft to large wide-bodied aircraft such as the A340-500.

Mike Berry, President, Aviation Services, ExecuJet, says: “We’re delighted to begin offering our customers support in the Caribbean region, which has been on our radar for a number of years. St. Maarten is the hub for the north-eastern Caribbean region, with access to mainland USA and Europe. Princess Juliana International Airport serves as a key location for the neighbouring islands and as such is ideally located to support the exclusive mega-yacht destinations of Anguilla, St. Barths and St. Kitts; the perfect complement to the private aviation market in the region.”

Steven Kong, Managing Director, TLC Aviation, says: “We are extremely proud of everything we have achieved in St. Maarten. ExecuJet, with its global experience and network, will strengthen TLC Aviation’s business and enable us to compete more effectively with the larger players in the area. We are a customer service oriented company with our team fully engaging in all aspects of the handling requirements; we learn our clients’ travelling habits and we become their handling family. We are confident that ExecuJet will continue this tradition, with all staff remaining in their respective positions and delivering the same exceptional level of customer service.”

With the acquisition completed, ExecuJet is now working closely with TLC Aviation to transition the business including the rebranding of the facility to ExecuJet’s corporate identity.

About ExecuJet

ExecuJet is a leading global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of services including aircraft management for private and commercial registered aircraft, aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions management and fixed base operations. Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, ExecuJet has operations in six regions – Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, embracing a workforce of over 1,000 experienced staff.

ExecuJet manages 165 business jets worldwide under the most stringent safety standards. Its commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of seven regional civil aviation issued air operating certificates (AOCs). ExecuJet has many authorised maintenance facilities throughout four regions, certified to work on most business jets. ExecuJet operates 24 world-class FBO facilities worldwide. www.execujet.com

ExecuJet is part of the Luxaviation Group, the second largest operator of corporate aircraft in the world. Luxaviation manages 250 aircraft and currently employs over 1,500 employees worldwide. Further information: www.luxaviation.com