ExecuJet Europe has inaugurated its redesigned and enlarged FBO facility at Schoenefeld. Peter Hartmann, md Europe, says the Euro 400,000 investment gives a new two-floor 400m2 facility including a crew lounge and operations briefing room, vip passenger lounges and conference facilities. Andreas Cordes, gm, says: "We have the capability, with our 45-strong team of admin and operations staff and aircrews, to handle considerably more activity out of Berlin, especially as we have all ground support equipment and two fuel trucks readily available on the business aviation ramp."
AOC operations and aircraft management staff are now housed in permanent new offices next to the main terminal facility. ExecuJet is also adding more aircraft on to its German AOC. Two Challenger 300s have recently joined the existing fleet of one LearJet 60 and one Challenger 605. An Avanti business turboprop, the first to come under ExecuJet management, has also been added with another Challenger 605 and 850 to follow. "We also have a number of other managed aircraft contracts in the pipeline close to fruition," says Cordes. By summer 2009, he predicts, ExecuJet's total Europe-based charter fleet will have increased from over 60 to over 70 aircraft.