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Airport Grenchen Raumangebot W227475

THE Airport
in Grenchen

The concession holder and operator of the airport is Regionalflugplatz Jura-Grenchen AG, known as RFP, which is organized as a mixed economy.


OUR TEAM
Always there for you

Management Board
Michael Steinbach
Aerodrome manager
CEO
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Niko Koch
Deputy Aerodrome Manager
COO
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Micheline Gaschen
Deputy Aerodrome Manager
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SAFETY, FIRE DEPARTMENT & MARKETING
Martin Lüthi
Safety Officer
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Michel Dürrenmatt
Fire department
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Kilian Bohren
Marketing
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Ground service
Robert Kaiser
Ground service
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Marco Beer
Ground service
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Martin Jäggin
Ground service
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Urs Kummer
Ground service
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Christoph Wigger
Ground service
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AIS
Karin Hodel
AIS
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Martina Lederer
AIS
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Lara Killias
AIS
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Kilian Bohren
AIS
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Beatrice Glutz
AIS
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Edward Forsey
AIS
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Airport tours
Bernhard Mühlheim
Airport tours
Markus Gübeli
Airport tours
Andrea von Aesch
Airport tours
AIRPORT ASSISTANTS
CLEMENS BENNER
Airport assistant
RENÉ FLÜCK
Airport assistant
RONALD HOFFMANN
Airport assistant
LUC IMPERIALI
Airport assistant
WALTER JÄGGI
Airport assistant
MIRKO LUDER
Airport assistant
FLORIAN PFISTER
Airport assistant
MIRTHE SMEENK
Airport assistant
HANS WÄLTI
Airport assistant
MARKUS WULLIMANN
Airport assistant

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OUR HISTORY
since 1931

2021 – 90 years celebration
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On the occasion of the 90th anniversary celebration on September 2, 2021, the worldwide unique anniversary formation of a civilian and a military squadron: The Classic Formation from
Grenchen and the PC-7 TEAM of the Swiss Air Force.

2019 – Hangar 1
2019
2013 – GNSS
2013
2008– 2010 – European Flight Academy
2008-2010
2006 – Air Show
2006

Air Show Grenchen

2001 – 980 m
2001-2

Extension of the Grenchen hard-surface runway to 980 m. Installation of a DVOR (Doppler VHF rotating beacon) navigation system with higher precision. Construction of a refueling station with two refueling stations.

2001 – 2nd federal concession
2001

Granting of the 2nd federal concession for Grenchen.

1989 – VOR (VHF rotating beacon)
1989

Installation of VOR (VHF rotating beacon), enabling IFR instrument approaches in Grenchen.

1987 – current company building
1987

Grenchen: Construction of the current company building with a new tower.

1982 – 50 years of the airport
1982

Big flying day of the Grenchen gliding and motorized flight group to mark the 50th anniversary of the airfield.

1973 – New construction Rotisserie Grenchen
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New construction of the Rotisserie Grenchen and startup of a tower on a wooden barrack with its own air traffic control.

1971 – Federal concession
1971

Granting of the 1st federal concession for Grenchen.

1970 – Opening of the hard surface runway
1970

Opening of the 800 × 23 m Grenchen hard-surface runway by founding member Adolf Schild.

1948– 1964 – Opening airfield
1948-64

Opening of Oberer Grenchenberg airfield: First official landing by pilot Otto Sallaz on May 11, 1948 with HBOUS. 1950 Start of general aviation shows.

1947 – Foundation
1947

Foundation of Regionalflugplatz Jura-Grenchen AG.

1939– 1945 – Military airbase
1939-45

Operation as a military airbase.

1936– 1937 – Expansion
1936-7

Extension with a military hangar, the operations building with catering facilities and the glider hangar.

1933 – Willi Farner
1933

Willi Farner comes to Grenchen and opens the aircraft factory.

1932 – Gliding group Grenchen
1932

Founding of the Grenchen gliding group as the pioneer of today’s SMG.

1931 – Airport Grenchen
1931-2

Grenchen airfield: On the initiative of Adolf Schild, the founding meeting of the AeroClub Grenchen takes place on January 31, 1931. Construction of a hangar with an arched roof and a 210 × 120 m grass runway. April 12, landing of the DeHavilland Moth CH220. May 10, inauguration of the aircraft and the runway. July 26, air show with 10,000 spectators.