Jetex and Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport are to develop an executive aviation terminal and fixed base operation (FBO) at the German airport.
The joint venture agreement will deliver a dedicated FBO that will serve the Berlin, East Germany and Polish border market. The development will include a 1,500m2 private jet terminal, office buildings, flight support and conference centre, as well as associated ground works and infrastructure. With up to 20 additional parking lots for private jets with associated technical requirements, the FBO will offer maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities, full ground support and equipment.
Located 70km east of the German capital, Berlin Neuhardenberg Airport offers customers 24-hour fully unrestricted operations and is not slot controlled. Its 2,400 x50m runway is suitable for private aircraft up to and including the Airbus A350.
The airport is also the site of one of Europe’s largest solar farms, generating more than 175 megawatts of clean renewable energy, which will be used by Jetex to create the world’s first ‘pure green’ FBO, the partners said. The project will help significantly reduce CO2 emissions and the air quality impact of general aviation in the Berlin metropolitan area.
Commenting on the announcement, Adel Mardini, founder & CEO of Jetex, which specialises in executive aviation, said: “Neuhardenberg is an excellent airport for our first FBO in Germany, offering the space required to develop a world-class private jet terminal and FBO operation. Today, more than ever before, we are focusing on sustainability and minimising our carbon footprint. Jetex offers a number of environmental solutions and developing the world’s first pure green FBO, which will also include the latest innovations in eco-design, is a significant milestone.”
The project will see the creation of more than 50 jobs at Neuhardenberg. Having signed the agreement, the next stage for Jetex and Berlin Neuhardenberg will be to consider terminal design concepts and to work with all stakeholders to take the project to an operational stage.