New boss for Jet Aviation completions business
Leading European VIP interiors provider Jet Aviation has appointed former Gulfstream VP Charles Celli as head of its completions business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and general manager of its Basel operation.
Reporting to Jet Aviation Group president Peter Edwards, Celli is responsible for running the Basel facility, with particular focus on narrow and widebody outfitting and refurbishment and Dassault Falcon business jet completions. Top tasks include development of the Boeing 787 product line – the company holds several contracts for completions of the new twinjet – and preparation for work on the Airbus A350 and Boeing 747-8.
Celli started his career at McDonnell Douglas before moving to Boeing in Long Beach, California. In 2000 he joined Gulfstream Aerospace, working initially as director of completions in Dallas, Texas, and then as director of service centre operations in Savannah, Georgia, and, since May 2003, as general manager of the company’s Dallas site.