South African business aviation maintenance and charter firm Execujet is to establish a business aircraft consultancy division at its European base in Zurich, Switzerland.

The venture will be formed from the consulting arm of Execujet's partner, Swiss aircraft sales firm Avcon.

It will provide services such as sourcing aircraft, conducting negotiations with manufacturers and recruiting pilots.

The firm is sure there are enough customers wanting to avoid supplier contact to warrant the service, and will use its bulk buying power with aircraft manufacturers.

Joint services are also planned at Bombardier's Dallas, Texas, pilot training centre.

Source: Flight International