AVIATION BROKERS, MANUFACTURERS and RETAIL

ADAM TWIDELL

PRIVATEFLY

Former Royal Air Force pilot Adam Twidell switched to flying private jets after leaving the military. He joined NetJets and later teamed up with London City Airport, winning the contract to develop RAF Northolt into what is now one of… Read More

ADRIAN WHITMARSH

PREMIER AVIATION

Established in 1994, Premier Aviation prides itself on the majority of its business coming from personal recommendations and long-term clients. Headed by owner Adrian Whitmarsh, who boasts more than 30 years of involvement in the private air charter world, Premier… Read More

BARRIE PRESCOTT

CONCIAIR FLIGHT CHARTER

Conciair Flight Charter has been headed since 2009 by CEO Barrie Prescott, who has more than 50 years’ aviation experience and has fl own a variety of aircraft from single-propeller to multi-engine and fast jet machines as well as helicopters…. Read More

BART BOURY

ENGEL & VöLKERS AVIATION

Ask anyone who works on a luxury motoryacht (especially captains and engineers), or those with experience of owning one, and don’t be surprised if they tell you that the brand of choice when it comes to truly bespoke superyachts is… Read More

BRUNO PERDRIEL

JET-MILES

Paris-based Jet-Miles is the brainchild of owner and managing director Bruno Perdriel, who entered the airline and charter transport business in 1980, firstly as a tour leader in Europe and a booking agent with a tour operator. After 15 years… Read More

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

EYMERIC SEGARD

LUNAJETS

LunaJets, founded in 2007 by CEO Eymeric Segard, has brought together an experienced team of 26 private jet travel experts from across the industry. It set out initially to resell available private jet seats or empty leg packages at a… Read More

GABRIELLA SOMERVILLE

CONNECTJETS

Managing director of ConnectJets Gabriella Somerville began her career at Virgin Atlantic in 1988, moving to British Airways in 1995 before launching a boutique events management firm a decade later. Having joined Bombardier Skyjet International in 2007, she handled the… Read More

HUGH COURTENAY

PRIVATE JET CHARTER

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

JAMES SHOTTON

SKYTIME

James Shotton set up Skytime in 2013 to build a private aviation brand ‘known for delivering exceptional service and customer care, with the team at its heart to share our extensive industry knowledge to benefit our clients’. He has been… Read More

JONATHAN BOUSFIELD

ACROPOLIS AVIATION

Based in Hampshire, Acropolis Aviation was set up to offer discreet bespoke aviation services centred on a VVIP Airbus ACJ319. Run by a small, committed team — headed for the past six years by CEO Jonathan Bousfield — on a… Read More

JONNY NICOL

STRATAJET

‘Stratajet is the future of private aviation,’ founder and CEO Jonny Nicol enthuses about the firm: an automated online platform and app using complex algorithms, which he has spent the last five years developing. ‘No one else has the power… Read More

JUSTIN BOWMAN

AIR CHARTER SERVICE

You can’t fault Justin Bowman on dedication. He joined Air Charter Service over 20 years ago on a placement from university, worked his way up to CEO and transformed it into the $500 million company it is today. He says… Read More

KYLE GIBSON & EDWARD REID

VILLIERS JET CHARTER

The Villiers Jet Charter group boasts of its access to more than 7,000 private aircraft and brokers in 50 countries around the world. Set up by Edward Reid and Kyle Gibson, the company is focused on discreet and exceptional client… Read More

MARC LILE

EVOLUTION JET INTERNATIONAL

Luxury group Evolution Jet International specialises in aircraft sales and yachting, besides its 30 years of experience in the chartering of private jets. The business came into being in October 2010 when chairman Marc Lile, who owned an airline company… Read More

MARK BRIFFA

AIR PARTNER

Air Partner is unusual among its private aviation peers. Firstly, it flies for six of the G8 governments: secondly, its shares have been fully listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1995. The company, which has a market capitalisation of… Read More

MARK HAWKINS

SMART AVIATION

Based close to Gatwick Airport, Smart Aviation has serviced clients around the world including royalty and government officials, national sports teams and stars of music and entertainment, as well as corporate groups and families. The company was founded by Mark… Read More

NETJETS

NETJETS

Backed by Berkshire Hathaway Group, NetJets has been the global leader in private aviation for more than 50 years, introducing the concept of fractional ownership to the market in 1986. Today, they own and control the world’s largest fleet of… Read More

PATRICK MAGAN

365 AVIATION

Patrick Magan, 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 fi rm to manage their fl eet… Read More

PATRICK MARGETSON-RUSHMORE

LUXAVIATION

Luxaviation (formerly known as London Executive Aviaton) has come far since its inception in 1996. Beginning with two-aircraft fleet used to ferry jockeys between races, the company founded by chief executive Patrick Margetson- Rushmore and business partner George Galanopoulos has… Read More

PETER LEIMAN & CAMERON OGDEN

BLINK

Blink was co-founded by Harvard Business School graduates and former investment bankers Peter Leiman and Cameron Ogden (now managing director). After careers at UBS and Goldman Sachs, the pair developed the idea for Blink while conducting a proof of concept… Read More

ROZ SHERGOLD

EXACT AVIATION

Based on London’s Park Lane, Exact Aviation is known as a contender at the top echelons of the UK’s private jet business. The company arranges private jet charters for clients seeking speed, luxury and convenience for business and leisure trips…. Read More

SIMON DAVIES

GLOBAL JET CAPITAL

Leasing may still be a relatively new concept within business aviation, but with challenges come opportunities, says Global Jet Capital sales director Simon Davies. ‘We see that unpredictability in values across most aircraft types has encouraged both new and existing… Read More

TERRY HEALY

PRESTIGE JETS

Since 2014, Prestige Jets has focused on providing fully inclusive pricing with no hidden extras. With access to more than 5,000 charter aircraft around the world, from turboprops and private jets to VIP aircraft and helicopters, the company can also… Read More

THOMAS FLOHR

VISTAJET

Founder and owner of VistaJet Thomas Flohr claims to spend some 800 hours a year in the air. With the company having been built on the mission statement that time is the ultimate luxury, Flohr also wanted to bring more… Read More

TOM PERRY

Tom Perry, who studied aeronautical engineering at Bristol, has been in his current role with Cessna since 1992. The vice-president of sales for Europe is one of the best-known faces in private jet sales. His role is an important one,… Read More

TREVOR ESLING

GULFSTREAM

Having produced more than 2,000 business jets since the late 1950s, Gulfstream is riding high on its most recent jet, the G650. It is capable of travelling at an impressive nine-tenths the speed of sound. Private jets are now becoming… Read More

VALERIO ZAMBONI

NEW JET

New Jet’s roots go back to 1993, when commercial pilot Valerio Zamboni entered the world of aircraft sales with the ambitious goal to be the official agent for Bombardier Business Aircraft. Zamboni, a professional aviator since the late 1970s, started… Read More