Jet Aviation, a global leader in flight services, has restructured its EMEA & Asia management organization following an announcement that André Wall, chief operating officer of EMEA & Asia operations will be stepping down in May 2009. Concurrently, Jet Aviation announces the appointment of Charles Celli as the new head of completions EMEA & Asia and general manager of Jet Aviation Basel, starting his new assignment in mid-April 2009. Jet Aviation’s EMEA & Asia senior staff, including the aircraft management and charter divisions and the MRO & FBO lines of business, will now report directly to Peter G. Edwards, president of the Jet Aviation Group.
Following a comprehensive search by Jet Aviation, industry veteran Charles Celli has been selected as new head of completions line of business for EMEA & Asia and general manager of Jet Aviation Basel. As of mid-April 2009, he will begin his new assignment based in Basel, Switzerland. In his role as general manager, he will be responsible for facility management, supply chain management and quality and will represent the company externally to authorities and the local community. For the completions line of business his functions include narrow and wide-body outfitting and refurbishment in addition to the Dassault Falcon completions line. Major undertakings will also be the development of the Boeing 787 product line, the evaluation of the Airbus 350 and Boeing 747-8 programs.
“I am very pleased to welcome Charles Celli to Jet Aviation. He brings a wealth of experience and know-how to the company, having successfully managed a large completions facility during the past six years,” said Peter G. Edwards. “Jet Aviation’s completions business in Basel underwent a rapid growth during the last few years and Charley’s major focus will be on driving world-class project execution and quality, while maintaining the highest customer satisfaction throughout the completions experience.”
“I wish André Wall all the best in his future endeavors and would like to thank him for his energy and commitment in managing the EMEA & Asia operations during the past two years,” adds Edwards.