Rochdi Touri appointed FBO Director Swissport Executive Aviation in Nice

The Executive Aviation FBO in Nice, part of Swissport Executive Aviation and a joint venture of Swissport International and Universal Weather and Aviation Inc. today announced the appointment of Rochdi Touri as new FBO Director Swissport Executive Aviation. Rochdi Touri will start in his new position effective 15 January, 2015, and will be based in Nice, France. Rafael Fromentin, Deputy FBO Director, will closely work with Rochdi. Together, the new leadership team of Swissport Executive Aviation Nice will ensure it not only meets but exceeds the high service quality levels and stability clients are expecting.

Rochdi Touri brings more than 20 years of experience working in the business aviation sector in the Middle East to the position. Prior to joining Swissport Executive Aviation, he held various senior management positions in the corporate and private aviation sector in Doha and Bahrain, and with Jet Aviation in Dubai. His strong foundation for long-term client relations combined with a high level of management and commercial skills add to his expert knowledge.

In his new role as FBO Director at Swissport Executive Aviation Nice, Rochdi will be responsible for the operational excellence in a business, in which the commitment and skills of staff, timeliness, ability to react to unforeseen events, and discretion are key elements of success. He will strive for continuous improvement to meet and respond to customers´ ever-changing needs and to ensure customer satisfaction.

Rafael Fromentin, who joined Swissport Executive Aviation Nice in 2006 as Customer Service Agent, was promoted to Deputy Station Manager Nice in 2012 and successfully led the business ad interim last summer season. Rafael will continue to build upon the relationships he has developed with customers and is appointed Deputy FBO Director Nice. In this position he will be supervising the operations and will make sure the team is going the extra mile to provide safe and secure ground handling services. The new leadership team will strive to meet and exceed the uncompromising, high service quality levels our clients and their stakeholders expect.

“With Rochdi Touri as the new FBO Director and Rafael Fromentin deputing him we are convinced that we have the perfect team of dynamic experts to lead Swissport Executive Aviation Nice. Paying special attention to our customers and understanding and responding to all their needs are key elements of continuously improving our product and quality,” says Rebecca Durrer-Bolle, Director Swissport Executive Aviation & PrivatPort.

Swissport Executive Aviation & PrivatPort provide exclusive ground handling services to the international community of operators and executives who utilise private or corporate jets, at 79 stations worldwide. Their mission is to make arrivals, stopovers and departures as convenient and smooth as possible for passengers and crew, providing a customised spectrum of aircraft care services.

For more information on Swissport Executive Aviation, please visit www.swissport-executive.com.

Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 224 million passengers and handles 4.1 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 700 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 55,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 265 stations in 45 countries across five continents, and generates consolidated operating revenue of CHF 3.0 billion. www.swissport.com

Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. has 50+ years of experience in supporting business aviation and more than 3 million trip legs facilitated. Universal has the knowledge and expertise to accomplish our shared purpose: the success of your trip. Our comprehensive resources include customized trip support, convenience through the UVair® Fuel Program, worldwide ground support, online flight planning, UVdatalink®, and more. Universal Aviation, the ground support division of Universal, has more than 40 locations in 19 countries, and is known for adherence to standards for consistent, professional, personalized services, and regional expertise. Multilingual staff members provide solutions including UVair® fuel, credit for approved customers, trip planning, and more through Universal. www.universalweather.com