RUAG Business Aviation restructures activities
The RUAG Business Aviation Unit will concentrate on selected platforms and services. The sites in Geneva, Bern-Belp, Agno and Oberpfaffenhofen have been established as specialized centers of excellence for specific types of aircrafts.
In the course of the new strategic direction, the RUAG Aviation site in Zurich was closed on February 5, 2010. To provide an uninterrupted service, the main activities have been smoothly transferred to other service centers. The Embraer Legacy activities have been shifted from Zurich to Oberpfaffenhofen and Geneva, the Falcon activities have been transferred to Geneva. Gulfstream customers were asked to choose another European Service Center, as RUAG Business Aviation is no longer providing maintenance activities for G-IV and G-V types of aircraft.
Dr. Peter Guggenbach, CEO of RUAG Aviation, is convinced that the steps taken are important in order to strengthen the Business Aviation Unit: “We need to focus on our core competences and concentrate on what we do best: Providing quality and flexibility to our highprofile customers.” The headquarters of RUAG Aviation are located in Emmen. The company holds nine sites in Switzerland and one site in Germany and has around 1’600 employees.