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The Swiss Aviation Group AG was founded in Zug, Switzerland in 1996 together with highly experienced associates, such as former Airbus, Swissair, Jet Aviation and Lufthansa management staff. The company initially started as Management Holding and Aviation Consultancy. Since then the company has entered into numerous strategic partnerships with international airlines or other aviation related companies in Europe, North & South America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Group

The Group has over twenty (20) years experience in Airline Startups, Turn Around, and Airline and Airport Management Support, especially in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Central America. Over the past two decades the Swiss Aviation Group has been involved in numerous Aircraft operations, starting from formation of AOCs to the day to day management of the operations.

History

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 Group, Zurich, 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 & Expertise

The 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
  • Malte Dollinger, Chief Executive Officer
  • Eduard Walther, Member of the Board
  • Martin Gegenheimer, Senior VP & Managing Director SAT Swiss Aviation Africa (Nig.) Ltd.
  • Arnim Lovrek, Managing Director SAT Swiss Aviation Colombia SAS, South America
  • Haluk Merdinligil, Managing Director AeroSAT Swiss Aviation Co, Turkey
  • Rolf Fenner, Accounting
  • Engr. Walter Schmitt, Senior Consultant, Project Manager
  • Engr. Gerd Cagol, Senior Consultant, MROs
  • 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
  • Hisham Ansari, Representative Middle East and Asia
  • Alexander Ries, Representative Eastern Europe




Mission

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.