BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beacon, the premier all-you-can-fly membership for frequent fliers in the Northeast, today announced that it has selected Dynamic Aviation as its partner in delivering a world-class air travel experience to Beacon members throughout the Northeast, beginning with service between New York and Boston. The partnership will facilitate Beacon’s late-summer launch and rapid expansion throughout the Northeast. Dynamic Aviation is a leading provider of innovative aviation solutions for government and commercial organizations worldwide.
As part of the $400 million agreement, Dynamic Aviation will be delivering 27 mid-sized executive aircraft over the next three years, and is contracted to maintain and operate the aircraft for Beacon over the next ten years. Dynamic Aviation will be providing commuter passenger services on an exclusive basis to Beacon. In addition, Beacon estimates the agreement will result in the creation of between 300 and 400 jobs.
“We are excited to announce this partnership between Dynamic Aviation and Beacon. While they stood out from the ranks of potential operating partners for many reasons, we ultimately selected Dynamic Aviation based on their award-winning safety culture and reliability record,” said Wade Eyerly, CEO and Co-Founder of Beacon.
“With a 47-year history of successful operations for high-profile clientele including NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense, Dynamic Aviation stands out as a leading provider of aviation services throughout the world. Combining Dynamic Aviation’s operating experience with the unique service experience of the Beacon team, this partnership will truly allow Beacon members to enjoy a one-of-a-kind premium travel experience,” said Cory Cozzens, COO and Co-Founder of Beacon.
“Dynamic Aviation is pleased to join with Beacon, whose innovative vision and customer commitment has been apparent from the start,” said Michael Stoltzfus, Dynamic Aviation president and CEO. “Beacon’s attention to customer needs and expectations is the perfect complement to Dynamic Aviation’s longstanding record of safety and reliability. Together, we look forward to providing Beacon’s members with unparalleled customer service.”
For as little as $2,000 a month, Beacon members gain unlimited access to regularly scheduled flights, with reservations, changes and cancellations made as little as 20 minutes before departure at no additional cost, via the Beacon app. Beacon offers high-touch service throughout the travel experience, with flights on executive aircraft departing from private terminals offering on-location concierge services. All members joining Beacon before August 1st enjoy exclusive Inaugural Member benefits as well as a waived $1,000 initiation fee.
In business since 1967, Dynamic Aviation owns, operates, and maintains more than 140 aircrafts and has achieved over 600,000 total company flight hours and an aircraft availability rate of 98%. The launch of planned operations is subject to receipt by Dynamic Aviation of appropriate authority to operate scheduled interstate commuter service from the DOT and FAA.
Coming in the summer of 2015, Beacon is an unlimited flight solution for the Northeast corridor. Started by the team behind Surf Air, Beacon is the new travel solution for the Northeast. For as low as $2,000 a month, Beacon members will get access to regularly scheduled flights, operated by one of Beacon’s licensed operating partners, on mid-sized executive aircraft. With concierges on location at the private air terminals used by Beacon, standing ready to help with everything from car rentals, to drinks or flowers, the Beacon team is marrying high-touch service with air travel to create a one-of-a-kind experience. To learn more about Beacon, the team, or membership please visit www.flybeacon.com, @flybeacon, facebook.com/flybeacon and instgram.com/flybeacon. Beacon acts as agent for its members, and does not own or operate the aircraft used for its service. Air carriers holding the necessary government authorizations operate all flights provided to Beacon members.
About Dynamic Aviation:
Dynamic Aviation is the leading provider of innovative special-mission aviation solutions designed to meet the unique requirements of government and commercial organizations worldwide. Headquartered on its privately owned, public use airport in Bridgewater, Va., the company operates from 18 locations in five countries across three continents, delivering customized aerial assets and services to support a wide range of customers including national defense, military intelligence, federal agencies, state and local governments, non-profit research organizations and private companies. Dynamic Aviation has the flexibility and resources to deliver world-class aviation solutions that combine mission-modified aircraft, experienced flight crews and comprehensive maintenance services. The company employs approximately 600 aviation professionals, including qualified flight crews and a complete aviation support infrastructure composed of airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics, engineers, avionics technicians, electricians, sheet metal technicians, welders, composite specialists, computer numerically controlled machinists and logisticians.