about us, Key Personnel
The scope of Swiss Aviation Group’s activities has since expanded into the preparation of Air Operator Certificates, the leasing and sales of jet transport aircraft, as well as restructuring and turn-around of airline companies, planning, development and restructuring of airports – technically as well as commercially.
Rapid growth of its African customer base lead to the establishment of SAT Swiss Aviation (Nig.) Ltd. in 2007 and the opening of the Abuja Office as Regional Headquarters for Africa. Additionally, SAT Swiss Aviation Colombia S.A.S. in Colombia and AeroSAT Swiss Aviation Co. in Turkey were formed in 2019 to enable us to better serve airline, aviation and aerospace clients in these regions.
The scope of the Group’s activities has since expanded into the preparation of Air Operator Certificates, managing of and consulting for airport projects, the charter, lease and sales of jet transport passenger and cargo aircraft, the development of Business Plans, preparation of Feasibility Studies as well as restructuring and turnaround of airline companies. The Group’s on and off-balance sheet turnover grew from USD$ 670,000.00 in 1996 to more than USD$ 500 Million to date.
Today, the company is in a position to conduct operational and financial audits of an airline for restructuring purposes, lease any type aircraft in any form (ACMI-, AMI-, Operating- or Finance Lease), provide temporary crew, provide crew training from ordinary check rides to type ratings or undertake mass airlifts on full charter basis for sporting events, religious pilgrimages (i.e. World Cup, Hajj etc.), or supply and assist in aviation project tenders, from anything like Fire- to Baggage & Cargo Screening Equipment, as well as providing consulting, agency, or representation services and project management for the airline or airport industry including but not limited to design, construction and aeronautical requirements.
Present and past Customers, Joint Venture Partners & Associated Companies
Airbus Industries, Toulouse, France, Aircraft Manufacturing
Lufthansa Consulting, Frankfurt/M., Germany, Airline Consulting
Lufthansa Technik, Frankfurt/M., Germany, Aircraft Maintenance
British Midland BMI, Castle Donnington, UK, Airline, Aircraft Leasing
Avion / Air Atlanta Group, Kopavogur, Iceland, Airline
DDN International, Barranquilla, Colombia, COVID-19 Logistics
TAG Aviation, Geneva, Switzerland, Execuitve Aircraft Maintenance & Repair
Pegasus Airlines, Istanbul, Turkey, Airline
Tailwind Airlines, Istanbul, Turkey, Airline
AeroBoyaca, Boyaca, Colombia, Regional Airline
Ural Works of Civil Aviation, Ekaterinenburg, Russia, Helicopter Maintenance
Meelad Air, Athens, Greece
Falko Aircraft Leasing, U.K., Aircraft Leasing & Sales
Terem Ltd, Sofia, Bulgaria, Helicopter Maintenance & Repair
DoTec Gmbh, Memmingerberg, Germany, Aircraft Maintenance & Repair
Translux Airlines, Luxembourg, Cargo Airline
Izair, Izmir, Turkey, Airline
Yemenia, Sanaa, Yemen, Airline
Bremenfly GmbH, Bremen, Germany, Airline
Swiss Capital Alternative Investments, Switzerland, Finance & Venture Capital
Banco Kwanza Invest, Luanda, Angola, Finance & Investments
SkySolutions, Mexico City, Mexico, Aviation Services
Aerocondor, Lima, Peru, Airline
Imperial-Jet Europe, Business Jet AOC, Germany
M-Jet GmbH, Vienna, ACJ Charter Services
Superior International Airlines, Lagos, Nigeria
Nigerian Global Aviation, Lagos, Nigeria
Medview Airlines, Lagos, Nigeria
Aqua Ibom International Airport, Uyo, Nigeria
Chanchangi Airlines, Kaduna, Nigeria
Angola Airservice, Luanda, Angola
FlyComoros, Moroni, Comoros
Benin Golf Air, Cotonou, Republic of Benin
Ghana Airways, Accra, Ghana
Panafrican Airways, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Iraqi Airways, Baghdad, Iraq
Key Personnel & ExpertiseThe management of Swiss Aviation comprises a group of dedicated, seasoned aviation professional with many years of expertise in senior management positions in major airlines and supporting organisations.
The spectrum of the groups experience does not only cover profound airline knowledge but also operating know-how in challenging multicultural environments almost anywhere in the world.
No matter the request or problem you as our client may have, Swiss Aviation Group AG will surely have the management capacity and just the right person to do the job.
Board of Directors & Senior Management Team
- Eduard Walther, President
- Malte Dollinger, Chief Executive Officer
- Riccardo Lecchi, Finance
- Martin Gegenheimer, Senior VP & Managing Director SAT Swiss Aviation Africa (Nig.) Ltd.
- Arnim Lovrek, Managing Director SAT Swiss Aviation Colombia SAS, South America
- Rolf Fenner, Accounting
- Engr. Walter Schmitt, Senior Consultant, Project Manager
- Tom Ronell, Senior Consultant, Strategic Planning
- Ian Patrick, Senior Consultant, Airline Commercial
- Capt. Bo Hollist, Senior Consultant, Safety & Quality Assurance
- Capt. Alexander Weinand, Flight Operations
- Capt. David Culver, U.S. Representative
- Kamil Tarar, Representative Pakistan
- Hisham Ansari, Representative Middle East and Asia
- Alexander Ries, Representative Eastern Europe
The Swiss Aviation Group AG is dedicated to achieve progress and success in a
safety conscious environment especially in the aviation industries of
developing countries and emerging markets.
The Group is committed to successful completion of its projects, no matter the circumstances, conditions and challenges. We believe in turning visionary thinking into reality.