Breitling to end Partnership with Breitling Jet Team
Apache Aviation has announced that 2019 will be the last year for the Breitling Jet Team, and at the end of 2019, the seven L-39’s will be looking for new branding.
Breitling has decided not to renew the sponsorship contract at the end of this year with Apache Aviation, operator for 17 years of the Breitling Jet Team.
The Breitling Jet Team was established in 2003 as the first professional civilian jet team in the world flying in Europe, Asia, Middle-East, and North America. The team has performed hundreds of displays with its 7 L-39 Albatros jets, as well as bringing the thrill of aerobatics formation flying to thousands of passengers, being the only organization to offer this experience with multiple jets.
Apache Aviation has operated an aerobatic team since 1982 under Martini, Ecco/Adecco, and Breitling colours and has performed 3,000 safe displays in 39 countries.
For the 2020 season and beyond, Jacques Bothelin, Apache Aviation President, is setting up a sponsor research strategy using unique know-how, developed over 37 years of aerial demonstrations. His team’s future will be hopefully ensured either through an exclusive sponsor or a pool of co-sponsors.
"The fighter jet is a flying machine of excellence, an unsurpassed communication vehicle to ensure unique visibility to a brand, whether at public events, via the Internet and social media or by all the private operations for which the team remains available to the sponsor. Aerobatics offer a fascinating show, it is the quintessence of mastery and style." recalls Jacques Bothelin.
Flexible, transgenerational and unconstrained by a sporting calendar, the aerobatic team is the communication tool offering the best return on investment and an unforgettable customer experience.
The future Apache Aviation partners will benefit from the 30 annual demonstrations in 10 Europe countries, complemented by tailor-made operations.
Make sure to stay tuned for the latest updates as the team begins its search for a new sponsor.