ExecuJet South Africa open new FBO in Cape Town

ExecuJet South Africa, part of the worldwide ExecuJet Aviation Group, has officially opened their new FBO facility at Cape Town International Airport yesterday.
Since opening its doors in 2004 at Cape Town International Airport, ExecuJet has been actively developing their operations in the Western Cape. The need for a bigger facility soon became apparent as the company's operations grew from strength to strength.

The purpose built R250million state-of-the-art FBO facility is strategically located parallel to the main runway and boasts 5,000 sqm of hangar and 7,000 sqm of dedicated ramp parking, as well as exclusive access to the taxiway and runway of Cape Town International. ExecuJet has taken occupation of the entire ground level of the new FBO facility, offering VIP lounges, secretarial services, undercover parking facilities, concierge services, helicopter transfers and a fully equipped boardroom.

"The provision of these services will be an extension of the services already provided by ExecuJet South Africa at Lanseria International Airport and other ExecuJet facilities in Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur, Zurich, Berlin, London City and Monterrey", says Ettore Poggi, Managing Director, ExecuJet South Africa. ExecuJet's Lanseria FBO was recently voted 13th in the Top 40 International FBOs, with their FBO in Zurich voted as number 4.

Mark Abbott
, Group FBO Director and Regional Manager of Western Cape, adds: "The new FBO will rate amongst the very best in the world and both domestic and international operators will benefit from a full suite of ground handling services that the purpose built facility has to offer. ExecuJet's network of FBOs prides itself on its luxurious facilities all over the globe which are complemented by dedicated ground handling teams focussed on offering the highest level of customer service." He adds, "Building the facilities is the easy part, recruiting the right service oriented staff is the key to success" and confidently states that this is where ExecuJet excels.

With the soccer event hosted in South Africa next summer, the opening of the new facility is well timed to deliver the expected level of service to the anticipated influx of business aircraft.

Since taking occupation of the new hangar at Cape Town International Airport, ExecuJet's charter fleet offering has grown to 12 resident business aircraft. The fleet ranges from turboprop aircraft suited to land on unpaved runways to intercontinental business jets such as the Bombardier Global Express.

ExecuJet South Africa also extended its AMO to this Cape facility in order to provide maintenance services to both local and foreign aircraft owners. ExecuJet South Africa holds the European (EASA) maintenance approval, which means that they can perform maintenance on European registered aircraft under the approval of the European Aviation Authorities.

The ExecuJet Aviation Group

The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a leading global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of services including
pre-owned and new aircraft sales, 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 five regions - Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and South Africa, embracing a workforce of over 800 experienced staff.

The ExecuJet Aviation Group manages 150 business jets worldwide under the most stringent safety standards. Its commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of eight regional civil aviation issued air operating certificates (AOCs). ExecuJet has many authorised maintenance facilities throughout four regions, certified to work on most Business Jets.

The ExecuJet Aviation Group operates six world class FBO facilities in Berlin, Zurich, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group offers considerable experience in new and pre-owned aircraft sales worldwide and has a large inventory of business aircraft to suit all budgets with an international team of sales directors offering local knowledge and expertise.

ExecuJet is the exclusive sales agent outside North America for the eight to 12-passenger Aerion Supersonic Business Jet, expected to come into service in 2015.

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