Vertis Aviation appoints Neil Turnbull as Chief Operating Officer
Swiss-based Vertis Aviation, part of the independently owned aviation company 28 East Group, announced today the appointment of Neil Turnbull to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Effective February 17th, Neil will lead the day to day operations of the luxury air charter company freeing up the partners to focus on strategic development. He will also be responsible for further expanding the Vertis brand, supporting growth of the Vertis fleet and implementing systems that will ensure maintenance of the high standards of service for which Vertis has become known. Neil will be based at the company’s Kensington, London office and report directly to the Board in Zug, Switzerland.
Neil brings over 27 years of professional, international business aviation experience to the role with expertise in operations, sales and business development. Most recently, he held the position of General Manager at SaxonAir Charter where for the past two years he was responsible for the day to day operations at the private air charter company’s Norwich, UK facility. Prior to this he gained highly relevant experience in a variety of senior management roles in operations and sales at companies based in Zurich, Dubai and the UK.
In the past Neil has trained as a JAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATPL) and currently holds a Private Pilot’s Licence with multi-engine rating.
Neil Turnbull comments: “I am very excited to be part of the young and dynamic organisation at Vertis Aviation which is making a significant impact in the luxury air charter market globally. I welcome the opportunity to bring my skills, experience and ideas to the fore to support the board and maximise the full potential of the business.”
Jeffrey Emmenis, Vertis Aviation partner, adds: “We welcome someone of Neil’s caliber to the company to handle the day to day operations, so enabling our partners to focus on more strategic issues as we develop globally. His senior management experience, knowledge of the client base and the product as well as his familiarity with worldwide operations and regulations will be an asset to the organisation.”
Vertis markets seven long range, large cabin aircraft to clients; a Bombardier Global 6000, two Airbus A319 corporate jets, two Bombardier Global XRS aircraft, a Bombardier Global Express, and a Dassault Falcon 7X. Based in Zug, Switzerland, Vertis Aviation continues to form marketing alliances with preferred suppliers and leading aircraft operators to create a premiere fleet of aircraft that can be offered for private and corporate charter. Vertis Aviation Ltd operates from an exclusive central London location and provides bespoke aviation services to ultra high net worth individuals from all over the world.