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Luxaviation is one of the largest private aircraft operators in the world with a fleet of 260 aircraft and more than 1,400 employees globally.
Our critical mass enables us to cater to your individual needs at a very personal level – at any time, any place. Be it charter, FBO or aircraft management for private and commercially registered aircraft – enjoy the privileges of a premium infrastructure and service culture.
The Luxaviation Story.
Luxaviation is one of the largest operators in its field worldwide. Behind every successful company stands an exciting story.
In June 2008 the Luxembourg-based company started out in aircraft management and charter sales with just one aircraft, a Cessna Citation XLS, and six team members. As Luxaviation began to grow, so too did the team's vision: to consolidate the aviation market and expand the quality and breadth of the services provided to clients.
From 1 to 250+ Aircraft - Luxaviation goes global
In less than ten years, Luxaviation has built a reputation as a specialist in aircraft management, charter, maintenance, FBOs and aircraft sales. Through targeted, strategic acquisitions and each acquired company bringing its own history and strengths, Luxaviation has expanded its worldwide operations to include more than 250 aircraft and a team of over 1,500 qualified and dedicated employees.
In October 2011, Luxaviation completed its first acquisition - Fairjets GmbH, a German business aircraft operator.
In June 2013, Luxaviation acquired Abelag, the leading operator in Benelux with more than fifty years of experience. This major move notably increased the Luxaviation fleet as well as its service offering. In October that year, Luxaviation expanded its footprint to include Asia, launching offices in Singapore.
Growth continued in 2013: in January, Luxaviation's fleet increased further with the acquisition of Paris-based operator Unijet. Shortly thereafter, in May 2014, London Executive Aviation, the UK’s leading business aviation charter operator, was acquired and joined Luxaviation.
In December 2014, Masterjet, with operations in Portugal and France, joined Luxaviation. This move meant that Luxaviation had reached a combined fleet of more than 100 aircraft, bringing Luxaviation into the centurion league of business aviation operators.
In March 2015, Luxaviation signed a strategic collaboration with China Minsheng Investment Group. This cooperation agreement enables Luxaviation to develop its activities and expand in Asia.
With ExecuJet Aviation Group joining the group in May 2015, Luxaviation became Europe's leading business aviation company and second-largest corporate aircraft operator in the world, with operations in Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. This acquisition meant that the number of aircraft as well as the number of employees more than doubled for Luxaviation.
Today, Luxaviation is a global leader, providing service excellence to business aviation clients worldwide. Luxaviation provides clients with freedom, flexibility and peace of mind, in the knowledge that their aircraft is in the hands of experts.
The History of Luxaviation
The Luxaviation Group offers more than 100 years of combined business aviation experience from some of the world’s most respected private jet operators. Our joint aviation expertise, together with our economies of scale, provides you with full customer satisfaction in the air as well as on the ground. Take a look at the history of the companies that form the Luxaviation Group today.
The History of Luxaviation
- Luxaviation is founded
- Luxaviation receives its first AOC
- Luxaviation acquires German aviation company Fairjets GmbH
- Luxaviation acquires Abelag, the leading business aviation company in Benelux
- Luxaviation opens an office in Singapore and launches its operations in Asia
- Luxaviation acquires Unijet and becomes the third largest European business aviation company with nearly 60 jets in its fleet
- Fairjets becomes Luxaviation Germany
- Luxaviation acquires a majority stake in London Executive Aviation (LEA), the leading business jet charter company in the UK
- Abelag celebrates its 50th anniversary with an accident-free record
- Luxaviation Group acquires a majority stake in Masterjet
- Luxaviation acquires ExecuJet Aviation Group and becomes the world’s second largest corporate aircraft operator in the world
- China Minsheng Investment acquires a 33% share of Luxaviation Group
- All former entities have been rebranded to become part of the unified Luxaviation Group. Abelag now trades as Luxaviation Belgium, LEA as Luxaviation United Kingdom, Masterjet as Luxaviation Portugal, Switzerland and France, and Unijet as Luxaviation France. Luxaviation Germany (formerly Fairjets) and Luxaviation Luxembourg belong to the group as well. ExecuJet has retained its name and its logo
- Luxaviation Group launched Luxaviation Helicopters as the first worldwide VIP helicopter management company with a truly global reach
- Luxaviation Helicopters, acquires Starspeed, the global helicopter management, charter and training company.
The Luxaviation Group
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. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, the ExecuJet is a global aviation company providing tailored and complete private and business aviation solutions. Through associated companies in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, ExecuJet offers a comprehensive set of business aviation sales, operations and aftermarket support services worldwide. Since 2015 ExecuJet is part of the Luxaviation Group.Tell me more
Founded in 1996 with a single piston engine aircraft, London Executive Aviation has rapidly grown to become one of Europe’s largest executive air charter operators.
Its diverse fleet of predominantly jet aircraft includes many of the most desirable and efficient airplanes in service today, ideally suited to the requirements of business or leisure. LEA has long been at the forefront of UK business aviation. LEA was the first executive air charter firm to obtain European Joint Aviation Authority certification and also the first operator in Europe to introduce the entry-level Citation Mustang into charter service. LEA is now trading as Luxaviation United Kingdom.
The Masterjet story began in 1988 when founder Philip G. Queffelec founded his first aircraft trading company. With his father’s passion for aircraft, his son, Edward Queffelec, took over the company in 2014. Masterjet has since expanded its fleet and customer base to become the dominant market player in France, redefining private air travel with its first-class service and market leading performance standards. Masterjet is now trading as Luxaviation France.Tell me more
For nearly half a century, abelag has been pioneering business aviation in Europe. As the leading business aircraft operator in the Benelux region, abelag provides a full range of services from its bases in Brussels, Kortrijk and Antwerp in Belgium, Lille and Paris in France, plus Eindhoven in the Netherlands. For more than four decades, abelag’s large fleet of business aircraft has enabled commercial and economic development throughout Europe. Abelag is now trading as Luxaviation Belgium.Tell me more
Established in 1967, Unijet is a l European business aviation company dedicated to an essentially international clientele. Unijet is an active member of the Federation Nationale de l'Aviation Marchande (FNAM) and of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA). Unijet is now trading as Luxaviation France, Luxaviation Portugal and Luxaviation Switzerland.Tell me more
Luxaviation Germany, formerly Fairjets, is based in Paderborn Germany. The company offers private and business-aviation flights as well as support in Aircraft Management and further administrative tasks.Tell me more