The announcement came at this year’s EBACE convention (Booth #1147). He succeeds Phil Balmer who will facilitate Ruecker’s introduction to his new responsibilities
during a transition period.
Michael Ruecker re-joined Jet Aviation in October 2007 to take on special projects for the company’s EMEA & Asia organization, including a reorganization plan for Dubai. He also served as interim director of maintenance in Basel prior to his new appointment. He left his native Germany to join Jet Aviation Basel in 1980 and went on to hold various positions with the company. He was CFO for Basel, Zurich and Geneva
when in 1998 he left Jet Aviation to take on several management and consulting assignments in other sectors of the aviation industry. Ruecker completed a commercial-technical apprenticeship with the German railways and is a graduate of the Basel Higher Management School.
“We are happy that Michael Ruecker accepted our offer to become the new general manager of Jet Aviation Dubai,” says André Wall, COO Jet Aviation EMEA & Asia, adding, “He knows the Jet Aviation organization in and out and is the right person to manage this important operation in the growing Middle East market. I am convinced that Michael’s focus on quality and service will be of great benefit to our clients. I also want to thank Phil Balmer for his many contributions to successfully establishing Jet Aviation Dubai as a maintenance and FBO facility and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Jet Aviation’s maintenance and FBO location in Dubai was established in May 2005. The facility has a total of 4,200 sq m (45,192 sq ft) of hangar space, a workshop area of 1,000 sq m (10,760 sq ft), and a two-storey FBO building with an area of 1,050 sq m (11,300 sq ft). Jet Aviation Dubai is an FAA #U8JY426Y, Bermuda DCA, Cayman CAA, Pakistan CAA, Saudi Arabia PCA, UAE GCAA approved repair station and an authorized service center for the Boeing Business Jet, the Gulfstream GIV and GV series, the Dassault
Falcon 900 and 2000 series, and the Raytheon Hawker 800 series as well as an authorized dealer for Rockwell Collins avionics products.