Thomas Hirschmann dies at 64

News — 03.04.19 BY Sylvie Peron

The second son of Jet Aviation’s founder, Carl W. Hirschmann died on April 3rd. Thomas Hirschmann joined Jet Aviation in 1974 and served as the company’s Chairman & CEO from 1990 through 2003. He remains a significant figurehead to the company, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. As the second son of Jet Aviation’s founder, Thomas Hirschmann devoted nearly half of his life to Jet, launching the company into the Completions business, building up its marketing and communications department, establishing a presence in the U.S, expanding to Asia, and leading the company as Chairman & CEO for nearly 15 years.

“I am greatly saddened to learn of Thomas Hirschmann’s passing,” said Rob Smith, Jet Aviation Group President. “By all accounts, Thomas was a well-liked leader, who maintained a strong customer focus and was able to build relationships with Jet Aviation’s key clients around the world.”