Jet Aviation Timeline

2010 - present

2016 Jet Aviation awarded to establish an FBO facility at Los Angeles/Van Nuys Airport
2016 Jet Aviation Singapore celebrates its 20th anniversary
2016 Jet Aviation to acquire Los Angeles-based Avjet Corporation, a global jet charter and management company
2015 Jet Aviation wins tender to operate MRO facility at Macau International Airport, to open in Q3, 2016
2015 Jet Aviation signs Preferred Partner FBO Alliance agreement with Sheltair in the US
2015 Jet Aviation signs Preferred Partner FBO agreement with Kurz Aviation in Germany
2015 Jet Aviation opens FBO at Nassau airport, Bahamas
2014 Jet Aviation adds Munich to its FBO network
2014 Jet Aviation opens MRO and FBO facility in Vienna
2014 Jet Aviation Singapore opens 7,500 square-meter hangar
2014 General Dynamics appoints Robert Smith as new president of the Jet Aviation Group
2013 Jet Aviation Geneva opens its newly refurbished and expanded FBO
2013 Jet Aviation opens FBO at DWC Airport in Dubai
2013 Jet Aviation offers FBO services from Berlin's Tegel and Schönefeld airports
2012 Jet Aviation moves its worldwide headquarters from Zurich to Basel, Switzerland 
2012 Medina in Saudi Arabia is added to Jet Aviation's FBO network
2012 Jet Aviation opens FBO and maintenance facility in Houston Tx.
2011 Jet Aviation launches its first mobile website
2011 Jet Aviation opens aircraft management and charter office in Van Nuys, Ca.
2011 General Dynamics appoints Daniel G. Clare as new president of the Jet Aviation Group
2011 Peter G. Edwards, president of the Jet Aviation Group, announces departure from Jet Aviation  
2011 Jet Aviation moves into new FBO facility in Jeddah  
2011 Midcoast Aviation rebrands to Jet Aviation St. Louis
2010 Carl Hirschmann, son of Jet Aviation’s founder Carl W. Hirschmann, dies at 61   

2000 - 2009

2008 General Dynamics acquires Jet Aviation on November 5, 2008
2008 Jet Aviation opens maintenance operation in Hong Kong
2008 Jet Aviation celebrates grand opening of its wide-body completions hangar at Basel
2008 Jet Aviation opens line maintenance operation at Moscow Vnukovo Airport
2007 Jet Aviation celebrates the company’s 40th anniversary.
2007 Jet Aviation Group sells its airline and cargo handling division in Switzerland to Dnata
2007 Peter G. Edwards appointed CEO of the Jet Aviation Group
2007 Carl W. Hirschmann Junior appointed interim CEO of the Jet Aviation Group
2006 Jet Aviation completes acquisition of U.S.-based Midcoast Aviation
2005 Permira Funds acquires Jet Aviation on October 4, 2005
2005 Jet Aviation opens maintenance and FBO operation in Dubai in May 2005
2004 Jet Aviation breaks ground for its maintenance and FBO facility in Dubai
2003 Jet Aviation moves its worldwide headquarters from Palm Beach to Zurich
2003 Heinz Köhli, former COO for Jet Aviation EMEA & Asia, is appointed CEO of the Jet Aviation Group
2003 Jet Aviation Basel opens its new administration building at the EuroAirport in Basel, Switzerland
2003 Thomas M. Hirschmann resigns after 13 years as Chairman & CEO of the Jet Aviation Group
2001 Jet Aviation opens an aircraft management and charter office in Hong Kong
2001 In Teterboro, New Jersey, Jet Aviation opens its new five-story terminal and administration building
2001 Jet Aviation purchases a facility at London Biggin Hill, UK, to offer maintenance and FBO services
2000 Jet Aviation introduces its first-ever corporate video
2000 Jet Aviation opens three new hangars at its West Palm Beach facility 

1990 - 1999

1999 Aircraft sales is added to Jet Aviation’s worldwide lines of business as part of the Dallas acquisition
1999 Jet Aviation acquires Jet East in Dallas, Tx, to offer FBO, maintenance, charter, management and aircraft sales services
1997 Jet Aviation introduces its branded Private Fleet of seven Gulfstream aircraft in the U.S. to provide charter services
1997 Jet Aviation celebrates the company’s 30th anniversary
1996 Jet Professionals, a flight crew staffing company, is added to Jet Aviation’s lines of business in the United States as part of the acquisition of K-C Aviation Transportation Services
1996 Jet Aviation purchases K-C Aviation’s aircraft management and charter services in the United States
1996 Jet Aviation enters agreement with The Eagle Group to manage an FBO in Las Vegas
1995 Jet Aviation acquires DHP Aviation at Singapore Seletar airport to offer maintenance and FBO services
1995 Carl W. Hirschmann, entrepreneur and founder of Jet Aviation, dies on April 28, 1995, at age 74, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota
1994 Jet Aviation opens an aircraft management office in Cologne, Germany
1994 Jet Aviation establishes Jet Aviation Handling Ltd., expanding its airline handling services to scheduled airlines and IATA carriers in Zurich and Geneva
1993 Jet Aviation inaugurates its new FBO terminal in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1992 Jet Aviation opens an aircraft management and charter operation in Burbank, California
1992 Jet Aviation acquires the Falcon Jet Service Center in Teterboro, New Jersey
1992 Jet Aviation celebrates its 25th anniversary
1991 Jet Aviation moves its worldwide headquarters from Zurich, Switzerland to Palm Beach, Florida
1991 Jet Aviation open maintenance facility in Hannover, Germany
1991 Jet Aviation introduces its global customer magazine, OUTLOOK, published biannually
1990 Jet Aviation opens a facility in Dahran, Saudi Arabia to offer airline line maintenance services
1990 Carl W. Hirschmann retires and his son, Thomas M. Hirschmann, takes over as chairman and CEO 

1980 - 1989

1988 Jet Aviation acquires Aero Service FBO and Executive Air Fleet in Teterboro, NJ, the largest aircraft charter and management company in the United States
1987 Expansion in Europe continues by opening a maintenance facility in Saarbrucken, Germany
1987 Jet Aviation opens a FBO in Malaga, Spain
1986 Jet Aviation acquires Atlas Aviation in Denver, Colorado to operate a FBO
1985 Jet Aviation acquires Rockwell Aviation to establish a FBO and maintenance operation in West Palm Beach, Florida States
1985 Jet Aviation acquires Continental Group Aviation Division in Morristown, NJ to provide FBO services
1985 In Kassel, Germany, Jet Aviation opens a maintenance facility
1984 Jet Aviation acquires Stead Aviation and establishes a FBO in Bedford, Massachusetts
1982 The company opens an office for aircraft management and charter in Bermuda
1982 Jet Aviation enters the United States with an office in Washington, DC
1981 Jet Aviation opens a maintenance facility in Munich, Germany
1981 In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jet Aviation opens its second FBO in the Middle East 

1970 - 1979

1979 Jet Aviation enters Saudi Arabia to provide FBO services for corporate and private aircraft in Jeddah
1977 Jet Aviation Basel provides completions and refurbishment services and presents its first ever V.I.P. outfitted aircraft – a Convair 880M – at the Paris Airshow
1975 The company acquires a maintenance base in Dusseldorf, Germany
1972 Jet Aviation enters the aircraft charter and management business in Europe 

1960 - 1969

1969 Jet Aviation enters the airline handling markets in Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland, to offer handling services to chartered flights, private, corporate and government and military aircraft
1969 Jet Aviation acquires the ground handling and maintenance facilities of Pilatus in Zurich and Geneva, Switzerland and provides maintenance services
1967 Jet Aviation begins providing maintenance services for business aircraft
1967 Carl W. Hirschmann acquires the former Globair hangars in Basel, Switzerland and establishes a Jet Aviation as a new company