World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos  

“Showdown of Government and BIZ-Jets”



Andreas Herzog


Andreas Herzog / Andreas Schmucki

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As every year by the end of January the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) are held in Davos, Switzerland. This summit (The big transformation) is a “come to together” of over 2’500 participants out of politics, economy and showbiz, from around the globe. 

Many of them arriving in there own company or private jet, mainly at Zurich-Airport.

The Zurich-Airport authority counting over 160 BIZ-Jets during the time of 22nd – 29th January 2012! As there are only 54 additional parking lots for BIZ-Jets available at ZRH, most of the Jets had to leave Zurich again to be parked at Airport’s in Basel, Geneva, Bern or even Stuttgart, Germany. 

This event, of course, attracts every year many “aircraft spotters” from around the world to come to Zurich. 

Zurich-Airport is the only airport in the world to provide for “aircraft-spotters” special Ramp-tours during the summit, organized by BUCHAIR.net and lasting over two hours!



Embraer EMB-135BJ, HP-1A Republica de Panama,  (ex Demonstrator Aircraft of Embraer, Brasil) (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)

Boeing 757-225 TP-01, XC-UJM, Fuerza Aerea Mexicana “Presidente Juarez (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)

Boeing 737-528(BBJ) # 356, Fuerza Aerea del Peru, “50 anos” special sticker on the tailfin! First time at ZRH since 9 years  (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)


Airbus A320-232, A6-DLM, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)

Aerospatiale Super Puma “Cougar” T-340, Swiss Air Force, Shuttle Service for the VIP’s from Zurich to Davos (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)

Boeing 767-32L(ER), 4K-AI0, Azerbaijan Airlines, Bringing the Gvmt-Delegation to the WEF 2012 at Davos (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)


Airbus A310-304, # 15001, Royal Canadian Air Force (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)

Airbus A310-308, A7-AFE, Qatar Airways Amiri Flight (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)

Airbus A320-232, A7-AHQ, Qatar Airways Amiri Flight  (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)


Canadair CRJ-200ER, 4L-GAA, Georgian Government  (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)

Gulfstream C-37A # 10550 US Air Force  (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)

Gulfstream C-37A # 70400 US Air Force (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)

Gulfstream C-37A # 60500US Air Force (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)


Airbus A319-115CJ, UR-ABA, Ukraine Government  (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)

Dassault Falcon 900EX, F-RAFC, Republique Francaise  (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)

Boeing 737-760(WL), ET-ALN, Ethiopian Airlines (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)

Embraer ERJ-175LR, SP-LIH, Polish Government  (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)


Dassault Falcon 900, T18-13, Fuerza Aerea Espanola  (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)

Gulfstream G-V # 251, Irish Air Corps (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)

Cessna C-560XL, CN-AMK, Royal Moroccan Air Force (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)

Gulfstream G-IV-SP # J-755, Pakistan Air Force (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)

You won’t find anywhere else so many BIZ-Jets on one airport at the same time, as you can see by the images. Lot’s of exotic and colorful aircrafts can be seen at static display or during take-off or landing. 

Our “spotter-highlight” this year where certainly a

  • Boeing B737-528 (BBJ) der Fuerza Aerea del Peru (50 anos)

  • Embraer EMB-135BJ der Republica de Panama

  • Boeing B767-32L (ER) des Azerbaijan Government. 

It was a fantastic week to all “Aircraft-Spotters” even there was no official delegations from Russia, China and Japan. Maybe next year and some better weather, hopefully.

Yours wings-aviation.ch, editorial Andy Herzog & Andreas Schmucki



Bombardier BD-700-1A10, P4-VVF (Aruba) Global Express Jet Luxembourg SA (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)

BAe HS-125-800B, VP-CSP (Cayman Island), Springtime Corp. (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)

Airbus A318-112(CJ) VP-CKH (Cayman Island), Executive Jet Aviation (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)

Boeing 737-7EB(BBJ) Lukoil-Avia, VP-CLR (Cayman Island)  (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)


Boeing 737-7BC(BBJ) Roustam Tariko, VP-BRT (Bermuda)  (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)

Boeing 737-7JB(BBJ) VP-BFT (Bermuda), Jet Aviation Business Jet (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)

 Cessna C-680 Citation “Sovereign” Salvador Department PP-AAD (Picture courtesy Andreas Schmucki)


Dassault Falcon 900, I-BEAU  (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)

Agusta 109S, B-ZSM, Skymedia AGH (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)

Gulfstream G-IV, VP-CTR (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)

Embraer 505 Phenom 300G-MGNE (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)

Embraer-135BJ Legacy G-CMAS (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog) Gulfstream G-V-SP, N1KE, NIKE Corp. USA  (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog) Gulfstream G-550, N550KF, Kraft Foods Aviation LLC (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog) Bombardier BD-700-1A10 GE, N70EW, East West Air (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)
Dassault Falcon 900EX, N7600S, SAS Institute (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)

Bombardier BD-700-1A11, OE-INC G, Austria  (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)

Hawker 4000, VT-HJA, Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog) Cessna C-680 Citation Sovereign, EC-KMK, TAG Aviation Espana (Picture courtesy Andy Herzog)


last update 10. February .2012

Written 10. February .2012


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