Netherlands FBO Veteran Succumbs after Brief Illness

 - March 22, 2022, 11:28 AM
A fixture in the Netherlands' private aviation industry Edwin Niemöller, the long-time general manager of Jet Aviation's FBO at Schiphol Airport as well its senior director of FBO operations for the Netherlands, passed away last month after a sudden illness. (Photo: Jet Aviation)

Edwin Niemöller, 57, Jet Aviation’s senior director of FBO operations for the Netherlands, passed away on February 12 after a short illness.

A 30-year industry veteran with a passion for aviation, Niemöller began his career with KLM as a financial controller in 1991 before moving to general aviation and the KLM Jet Center at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in 1996. He served as FBO director of the facility for more than a decade until the FBO was purchased along with its sister location in Rotterdam by Jet Aviation in 2018.

Niemöller was then named as head of the company’s two Netherlands locations and, under his leadership, in 2020, both facilities earned Stage 1 registration under IBAC’s International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAH)—a voluntary, audit-based program of industry best practices. Despite the ramifications of the ongoing Covid pandemic, both FBOs progressed to Stage 2 registration in January.

Known for his sense of humor and his ability to diffuse stress, Niemöller was also instrumental in the efforts to have sustainable aviation fuel available at the Schiphol location on a continuous basis. A resident of Ter Aar, a town in western Netherlands, he leaves behind a wife, Anja, and two grown children, Jordan and Lisa.