Apache Aviation announces that at the end of the 2019 season, its team of seven L-39 Albatros will no longer fly under the colours of the Breitling brand.
Breitling has decided not to renew at the end of the year its sponsorship contract with Apache Aviation, operator of the Breitling Jet Team for 17 years.
Breitling Jet Team was established in 2003 as the world’s first professional civilian aerobatic team flying on jet.
The patrol occurred in Europe, Asia, Middle East, North America, performing hundreds of demonstrations with its 7 L39 Albatros jets. It also introduced thousands of passengers to the thrill of aerobatics training, with Apache Aviation being the only organization in the world to offer this type of multi-jet experience.
Apache Aviation is an aerobatic team operator since 1982 known under the colors of Martini, Ecco / Adecco and Breitling.
To date, it has safely made 3,000 demonstrations in 39 countries.
For the 2020 season and beyond, Jacques Bothelin, President of Apache Aviation, is setting up a search strategy for sponsors based on unique know-how developed over 37 years of aerial demonstrations. The future of the team he leads should be ensured through either a single sponsor or a pool of co-sponsors.
“The fighter is a machine of excellence, an unparalleled vehicle for communication to ensure a single brand visibility, whether on public events, via the Internet and social networks and by all private operations for which the patrol is at the sponsor’s disposal, and aerial acrobatics offers a fascinating show, a compendium of mastery and style. ” recalls Jacques Bothelin.
Flexible, transgenerational and unrestrained by a sporting calendar, the Aerobatic Team is the communication tool that offers one of the best returns on investment and an unforgettable customer experience. Apache Aviation’s future partners will benefit from 30 annual demonstrations in 10 European countries, complemented by tailor-made operations.