LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jet Edge International, the largest domestic manager and operator of exclusively long-range and large-cabin private jets, announced today that the company has reached 50 business jets in their managed aircraft fleet. More than a measure of fleet size, this milestone further positions Jet Edge as not only the leader in large-cabin business jet management but also highlights the company’s highly-developed safety culture, programs, and exceptionally talented staff members required to support its consistent growth while maximizing value for clients.
“This time last year we were celebrating our successful growth with the addition of our 36th large-cabin jet, with another eight aircraft to arrive by the end of 2015,” stated Bill Papariella, chief executive officer of Jet Edge International. “We continue to prove with our ongoing growth that our investment in safety, standards, service, channel sales, crew resources, and new operating hubs on the east coast have helped drive our managed aircraft business to new heights.”
The newest additions to the Jet Edge charter fleet are a late model Gulfstream G550 based in New York, three Gulfstream G200 super-midsize jets based in Los Angeles, Palm Beach, and New York, a later model Challenger 605 with dual bases in Toronto and Miami, a Gulfstream GV based in Palm Beach, a Las Vegas-based Gulfstream G280, and a Los Angeles-based Gulfstream G450 and GIVSP.
“Jet Edge continues to be a valuable partner to operators, brokers, and charter consumers throughout the aviation community,” stated Geoff Makely, Jet Edge’s executive vice president and general manager. “Our large-cabin expertise and expanding fleet of like model aircraft provide consistent availability and reliability for our partners and clients. It’s no secret that the source of our success and our ability to reach this key milestone is directly tied to the people behind Jet Edge, continued investments in our operating platform, and attention to customer service,” Makely added.
Earlier this year, Jet Edge entered a number of new strategic agreements with a large sales channel that have added 5,000 incremental hours annually to the company’s charter fleet, which provides a direct and positive benefit for Jet Edge’s growing list of aircraft owners.
About Jet Edge International
Jet Edge International, a Bard Capital Company, is a leader in full-service global private aviation. As an integrated large-cabin management operator and maintenance provider, Jet Edge services aircraft owners with a world-class operational platform and extends individual clients and corporations 365-day-a-year access to one of the most diverse and luxurious aircraft fleets in the world. Backed by unparalleled award-winning safety programs and overseen by a leadership team with over 500 years of collective aviation experience, Jet Edge delivers excellence in aircraft management, charter management, on-demand charter, aircraft sales, and maintenance.