Dave Paddock takes up post as the new president of the Jet Aviation Group on 1 July 2019. He succeeds Rob Smith, who has served in the role since 2014 and leaves to join General Dynamics Marine Systems.
With two decades in the industry behind him, Paddock joined Jet Aviation in January 2007, as VP of Business Development and Strategic Planning. He was appointed SVP Regional Operations USA in January 2015, overseeing the company’s Dulles and Avjet acquisitions. He remains in the role for the time being, with responsibility for acquisitions, facility expansions and the complete Jet services portfolio.
Prior to joining Jet Aviation, Paddock was VP and Managing Officer for SH&E, specialising in business aviation strategy, market analysis and planning. He holds a BSc in environmental engineering and his other industry activities include work with GAMA, MEBAA and The Wings Club.
A wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, Jet Aviation was founded in Switzerland in 1967. It operates facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean. Jet Aviation provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, plus aircraft management, charter and personnel services. The company’s European and US aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of 300 aircraft.