Switzerland special

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Switzerland may not have the illustrious aerospace heritage of its neighbours, but thanks to "brand values" of quality, efficiency and competence, it has emerged as a global powerhouse in aviation services. Business aviation giants Jet Aviation and ExecuJet are headquartered in Zurich the former has its completions centre in Basel. SR Technics - once Swissair's maintenance arm now Middle East owned - is also Zurich based, as is another Swissair offshoot, Swiss Aviation Training. Geneva is home to TAG and Privatair, while central Swizerland is the heart of aerospace manufacturing with state-owned defence champion RUAG in Emmen and Pilatus in nearby Stans. In the following pages, we profile the country's key players and look at what precisely makes Swiss aviation tick.

 

 
Pilatus SR Technics
Swiss Aviation Training Business Aviation
RUAG Alu Menziken
Small companies...

 

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