The History of ExecuJet

  • The History of 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. ExecuJet’s 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.

  • 1991

    • ExecuJet Aviation Group founded in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1993

    • Appointed as Major Service Centre by Honeywell (formerly Allied Signal)
    • Appointed as a Learjet Authorised Service Facility by Bombardier
  • 1994

    • New integrated turnkey business model developed and deployed in concert with Bombardier Business Aircraft sales franchise
  • 1995

    • Appointed as Authorised Service Facility by Canadair
  • 1997

    • ExecuJet opens first European operation in Denmark (ExecuJet Scandinavia)
    • Bombardier extends existing ExecuJet sales franchise into Scandinavia
  • 1999

    • ExecuJet Middle East established in Dubai
    • Bombardier sales franchise expanded to incorporate 10 Middle East countries
    • Bombardier signs sales contract for multi-model sales with ExecuJet
  • 2000

    • ExecuJet Australia established, including maintenance business, and Australian AOC
    • Bombardier awards ExecuJet dealership rights for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific
    • ExecuJet Australia appointed Bombardier Authorised Service Facility and Gulfstream Authorised Warranty Repair Facility
    • ExecuJet Scandinavia receives JAR OPS 1 AOC
    • ExecuJet Middle East receives UAE AOC
  • 2001

    • Zurich becomes the ExecuJet Aviation Group headquarters
    • Bombardier adds Switzerland to ExecuJet’s business aircraft sales dealership
    • ExecuJet Australia receives FAA repair station approval
  • 2002

    • New Facilities in Johannesburg opened
    • New base in Monterrey, Mexico opened
    • ExecuJet moves to new and bigger facility in Lanseria including Engine Test Cell for Pratt & Whitney PT6 and Honeywell TPE engines
  • 2003

    • European operations expanded and Zurich FBO opened
  • 2005

    • Modern business aircraft maintenance facilities in Dubai opened and appointed the first Middle East Bombardier Authorised Service Centre
    • ExecuJet acquires equity stake in Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS), in joint venture partnership with Lufthansa Technik and Bombardier
    • ExecuJet South Africa appointed Rockwell Collins Business and Regional Systems Avionics Dealer
  • 2006

    • FBO at Berlin Schönefeld opened
    • ExecuJet Australasia opens line maintenance base in Melbourne, Australia
  • 2007

    • Partnership with the non-profit, environmental foundation myClimate formed offering its charter customers worldwide the opportunity to fly carbon neutral
  • 2008

    • Hangar at Singapore’s Seletar Airport acquired
    • ExecuJet Middle East appointed a Gulfstream Authorised Warranty Facility for G150/200 models
    • AOC granted and new base established at London City Airport
    • Representative office in Mumbai, India and Beijing, China opened
    • ExecuJet South Africa gains EASA approval
    • Representative office opened in Moscow
    • Newly refurbished FBO at Berlin Schönefeld Airport opened
    • ExecuJet Middle East gains EASA approval.
    • It becomes a Honeywell Aerospace Authorised Service Centre and Rockwell Collins Business and Regional Systems Avionics Dealer
  • 2009

    • ExecuJet Europe awarded NBAA Flight Safety Award
    • New FBO in Cape Town opened
    • SimplyFly Card launched worldwide
    • ExecuJet restructures into an OEM independent business model
    • ExecuJet South Africa is appointed Gulfstream Warranty Service Centre
    • ExecuJet Malaysia maintenance base established in Kuala Lumpur.
  • 2010

    • Berlin Airports select ExecuJet Europe as operator of the General Aviation Terminal
    • Embraer Executive Jets appointed ExecuJet Asia Pacific as new service centre and opens new hangar at Dubai International Airport
    • ExecuJet Middle East receives Embraer Legacy Maintenance approval
    • ExecuJet Mexico opens an office at Toluca Airport
    • New FBO at Le Bourget, Paris
    • ExecuJet Malaysia signs a joint venture with D‘nest Aviation for a maintenance facility in Kuala Lumpur
    • New Zealand AOC received
    • Facility in Tianjin, China announced
    • Embraer appoints ExecuJet as an Authorised Service Centre in Dubai
    • ExecuJet is appointed Hawker Warranty Service Facility in Africa and Middle East
  • 2011

    • ExecuJet Australia and Middle East appointed a Hawker Beechcraft Authorised Service Centre
    • FBO in Valencia, Spain opened
    • New hangar at Wellington Airport
    • ExecuJet establishes AOG support in Beijing
    • ExecuJet becomes Honeywell Dealer in Beijing and Malaysia
    • ExecuJet Middle East opens FBO in Istanbul
    • ExecuJet Africa is IS-BAO registered
    • ExecuJet Europe and Shell launch Frankfurt FBO
    • ExecuJet Australasia opens new FBOs in Melbourne and Wellington
    • ExecuJet Malaysia receives Cayman Islands Maintenance Authorisation
    • ExecuJet Middle East receives Bermuda DCA CAMO approval
  • 2012

    • FBO in London Cambridge, UK opened
    • ExecuJet Haite Aviation Services China appointed as Honeywell Dealer as well as Bombardier and Embraer Auhorized Service Facility
    • ExecuJet Australia receives Bermuda Islands CAMO approval
    • ExecuJet South Africa receives ARGUS PROS Platinum Status for air charter operators
    • ExecuJet Australasia achieves IS-BAO registration
    • ExecuJet and RUAG announce partnership FBO in Geneva
    • ExecuJet launches UK’s first free pet travel service at Cambridge Airport
    • ExecuJet Haite receives Chinese CAAC Part 145 approval
    • ExecuJet extends Istanbul services to Sabiha Gokchen Airport
    • ExecuJet expands into Lagos
    • ExecuJet Africa signs Authorised Service Centre agreement with Saab
    • ExecuJet Africa extends distributorship agreement with Blackhawk
    • ExecuJet Middle East receives Bombardier ASF Excellence Award for the second time
    • ExecuJet Africa Adds Helicopters to Charter Fleet
  • 2013

    • ExecuJet Australasia celebrates successful expansion into Perth
    • ExecuJet Australasia boosts widebody fleet and BARS Gold Accreditation
    • ExecuJet Middle East and NAS Holding JV opens FBO in Riyadh
  • 2014

    • Helicopter AOC granted to London Cambridge operations
    • ExecuJet Europe launches Shell fueling services at Zurich operations
    • ExecuJet Malaysia achieves Part 145 Certification
    • ExecuJet Europe launches helicopter services in the UK
  • 2015

    • ExecuJet launches helicopter operations out of Cape Town
    • ExecuJet begins FBO operations at new Bali Terminal
    • ExecuJet joins the Luxaviation Group
    • ExecuJet Nigeria appointed Dassault Falcon service centre
    • FAA approval for ExecuJet’s Dubai and Tianjin facilities
    • Rolls-Royce and ExecuJet renew engine service agreement
    • ExecuJet FBO’s in Berlin, Lanseria and Zurich are IS-BAH approved as one of the first in their regions
  • 2016

    • February 2016 – ExecuJet opens FBOs in Munich, Germany and Delhi, India and a second FBO in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.