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Sustainability in business aviation by Luxaviation Group

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Sustainability in business aviation by Luxaviation Group - Business aviation publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Switzerland Aircraft: Airplanes

Despite the fact that you won't find usual Luxaviation Group stand at EBACE 2019, we will have a pleasure to share their latest news with you.

If we might use this term, the announcement is very "tendance". As a very special business aviation community attention is focused on the question of sustainability.

The group itself defines its future development as sustainable. So let's see what exactly is happening and what changes and improvements it will bring.

First of all - a new hangar at Luxaviation Group ExecuJet Zurich facility, which more than triples the operator’s capacity at the Swiss hotspot. 

ExecuJet’s new private hangar space at Zurich Airport is double the size of its existing facility at 5,000m2 – large enough to house multiple ultra-long-range aircraft, including A330s and BBJs. The expansion also includes 10,000m2 of apron space, to complement ExecuJet’s 4,000m2 of private ramp parking. 

Niclas von Planta, Vice President Europe, ExecuJet says: “Hangar space is in very high demand at Zurich Airport, due to our cold, snowy winters. As well as being Switzerland’s largest international airport, Zurich is also the sixth-busiest airport in Europe for business aviation. Now, we should be able to host almost all traffic in one of our two facilities, even at peak times such as the annual World Economic Forum in January.

“We are delighted to introduce the use of this additional space to our customers, particularly given its rich and storied history. The hangar, first constructed in 1948, is named ‘Bogenhanger’ – ‘bow’ hangar – after its arched roof, now a protected aspect of the building. It was used from 1949 by Swissair, and we have some fantastic photos of jets through the ages housed there.”

Next important thing - fleet additions.

Four aircraft have joined Luxaviation’s fleet in Europe so far this year, including a Gulfstream V, G650, Challenger 650 and Phenom 300. The latter two aircraft are available for charter, with the Phenom 300 expected to be extremely popular amongst customers, due to its suitable capabilities for a central European base location such as Zurich. 

 

Patrick Hansen, CEO, Luxaviation Group says: “Our growth takes many forms, from acquisitions and partnerships, to in-region development. But no matter how it occurs, growth is vital to the evolution of the Luxaviation Group. It is the strength and size of our global network that allows us to continuously lead the industry in customer service and safety standards; as well as giving us the ability to leverage the best deals for our clients. Europe is a major market for us, and one that is still healthy, despite recent economic and political uncertainties – today, we are celebrating that fact, as well as this significant step forward for Luxaviation in the region.”

 



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