Thomas Hirschmann, second son of Jet Aviation founder, Carl W. Hirschmann (1920 – 1995), passed away on April 3, 2019, in Zurich, Switzerland, of an undisclosed illness.
Hirschmann was a well-respected leader at Jet Aviation, where he served for 29 years. Thomas Hirschmann joined Jet Aviation in 1974 and served as the company’s Chairman & CEO from 1990 through 2003. The company and its employees mourn his untimely loss.
Former Jet Aviation Chairman & CEO Thomas Hirschmann remains a significant figurehead to the company. Jet Aviation celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017 and Thomas Hirschmann was often warmly remembered throughout the year for all that he achieved for the company. 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.”