Jet Aviation Names New Safety Vice President

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Jet Aviation announced it has named Richard Kunert vice president of safety, standards, and regulatory affairs. Kunert will be responsible for overseeing Jet Aviation’s U.S. safety programs, company standards and regulatory affairs. He will be based at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Teterboro, N.J., reporting to Theo Staub, president and COO of Jet Aviation North America. Kunert's more than 30 years of aviation safety, security and management expertise includes developing safety program manuals for large aviation companies, creating computerized safety protocols, and business development. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in facilitating FAA/DOT interaction, and he worked closely with the TSA and FAA to develop the regulations for Part 135 access to Reagan National.

Prior to joining Jet Aviation, Kunert was director of quality assurance, safety and security for New World Jet Corporation in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. He also has served on the executive management teams of Executive Air Fleet, Executive Jet, and K-C Aviation. “Jet Aviation’s clients can be assured that their safety is our number one priority,” said Kunert. “The company has one of the best safety records in the industry and my new role underscores the company’s continued commitment to air safety and security.”