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Jet Aviation acquires KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam and Rotterdam

02 October 2018

Jet Aviation acquires KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam and Rotterdam

BASEL / October 1, 2018 - Jet Aviation announced today that it has completed its acquisition of KLM Jet Center, a leading provider of comprehensive FBO/Handling services at Amsterdam and Rotterdam International Airports.


With a new flagship operation and presence at two of Europe’s top airports, the KLM Jet Center acquisition represents a significant step in strengthening Jet Aviation’s position as a leading FBO service provider in Europe.


“Amsterdam and Rotterdam are highly attractive destinations to business jet owners and operators,” said Rob Smith, president of Jet Aviation. “The two FBOs support more than 7,500 annual movements and extend high connectivity to Jet Aviation network customers. Like us, the KLM Jet Center is known for its capabilities, expertise, strong values and commitment to customer service. We are delighted to welcome all 34 employees to the Jet Aviation family.”


Edwin Niemöller, who has served as FBO Director of the KLM Jet Center for more than a decade, will continue in his role as head of the Amsterdam and Rotterdam FBOs. KLM Jet Center began its handling services to business aviation as part of KLM Northsea Helicopters in 1986. The company offers ground handling, customer and crew services, flight planning and fueling services to business and general aviation customers at both locations and its Amsterdam FBO has consistently been voted one of the top-ten FBOs in Europe in recent years.


Acquisition of the KLM Jet Center brings Jet Aviation’s global FBO network up to 34 locations. The two KLM Jet Center FBOs will become Jet Aviation branded facilities this October.

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. More than 4,800 employees cater to client needs from close to 50 facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of some 300 aircraft. Please visit and follow us on twitter:



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