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Jun032019

Jet Aviation Appoints David Best as Senior VP, Regional Operations U.S.

Jet Aviation announces that David Best has been appointed as the new SVP & General Manager, Regional Operations US, effective July 1, 2019. Best succeeds David Paddock, who was recently announced as the new President of the Jet Aviation Group.

David joined Jet Aviation in January 2017 and was responsible for a number of successful business development projects, most notably the acquisition and integration of Hawker Pacific and the recent stake in Scottsdale Jet Center. David assumed his current role as SVP, Strategic Global Growth, in December 2018 and has made significant progress in aligning the sales organization and improving our customer data management.

“With more than 30 years’ experience in commercial and aviation roles, including 10 years leading large organizations in the FBO, airport ground handling and aviation service sectors, I am confident David will further drive the successful growth of the US region by focusing on customer engagement, advancing our US operations and living our Jet Values,” said David Paddock, SVP & General Manager, Regional Operations US. “I wish him and the US leadership team every continued success.”

David is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, where he earned his MBA and is a member of the Institute of Directors. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the USA throughout his business career. David will be based in Teterboro, NJ.

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. More than 4,800 employees cater to client needs from close to 50 facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of some 300 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation.

More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.

Contact: Elouisa Dalli, Senior Director of Global Communications, +41 58 158 8834 or elouisa.dalli@jetaviation.com

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