BASEL, Switzerland - Jet Aviation held, the annual Roundtable in Vienna yesterday, an invitation-only gathering of customers and industry members to informally meet and socialize.

The event started as a get-together of about 10 operators and aviation financiers in 2009, and has grown to include more than 140 customers and industry members from the Viennese Business Aviation community, including representatives of aircraft owners, operators, OEMs, MROs, banks, insurance companies and law firms.

Hosted by the newly appointed Jet Aviation Group president Rob Smith along with senior Jet Aviation executives from all lines of business.

Smith said: “The value of an event like this is clear and the timing couldn’t be better. It really provides a great opportunity for industry members to casually exchange important information and ideas at the outset of the year — that it happens to be terrific fun is a nice bonus.”

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967, with about 4,500 employees in more than 20 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services.