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Clive Jackson

Victor

Victor, the on-demand private jet charter service, allows its members to book a private jet from their computer or smartphone. it’s also the only service in the market to disclose all costs along with the operator and aircraft details. ‘We… Read More

Ford Von Weise

Citi Private Bank

‘Forget everything you have heard at a cocktail party about aircraft,’ von Weise warns. ‘The biggest mistake lies in not understanding the costs, time and commitment it takes to own a private jet.’ a former pilot himself, Weise has been… Read More

Hugh Courtenay

Private Jet Charter

A lack of regulation in the industry means that ‘anyone and everyone can become a broker’, says Courtenay, who founded Private Jet Charter 25 years ago. The industry is ‘being cheapened and downgraded’, he says, by so-called bedroom brokers who… Read More

Justin Bowman

Air Charter

You can’t fault Bowman for a lack of dedication. He joined the company twenty years ago on a placement from university, worked his way up to CEO and transformed Air Charter Service into the $500 million company it is today…. Read More

Marco Kern

Credit Suisse

The aviation sector is volatile, especially in emerging markets: ones which were ‘hot yesterday can cool or collapse today, and then be back tomorrow again’, Kern, Credit Suisse’s co-head of aviation finance, has told Spear’s. ‘This requires adapting quickly to… Read More

Marine Eugene-Beveridge

Netjets

‘Once you’ve flown NetJets, returning to a commercial flight is like going back to holding hands,’ said Warren Buffett of his Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. He should know, having racked up 5,000 hours in the air with them. NetJets introduced the… Read More

Patrick Magan

365 Aviation

365 aviation’s senior charter manager started his career managing helicopter operations at Denham before going on to work for an operator at Farnborough. Magan then joined a Hong Kong-based private equity firm to manage their fleet of aircraft as well… Read More

Paul Richardson

Air Partner

Catering for prized pooches, concerts at 42,000 feet and a jet to take an apologetic gift of roses are just some of the requests Richardson and his team have made happen. as well as their on-demand service — a simple… Read More

Thomas Flohr

Vistajet

VistaJet’s ‘seamless and efficient’ service was created in 2004, with the ‘upscale lifestyle’ of those who fly by private jet in mind, after Flohr, founder and chairman, was unable to find the sort of service he wanted for himself when… Read More

Trevor Esling

Gulfstream

Having produced more than 2,000 business jets since the late ’50s, Gulfstream is riding high on its most recent jet, the G650. It is capable of travelling at nine-tenths the speed of sound, and has a production backlog extending to… Read More