Santa Barbara's Silver Air is celebrating 10-years of private jet management and operations this year.
Starting from a single jet and two pilots a decade ago, the company now manages an international fleet with bases across the United States while still maintaining a sharp focus on client service and a unique approach to jet management.
“It’s exciting to hit a milestone like this for a company that we started from scratch,” said Jason Middleton, Silver Air’s CEO who co-founded the company with CFO James Maxwell in 2008. “We’re doing things differently within an industry that values tradition, and that’s worked well for us and our clients. Above all, we want to thank our clients, the Silver Air team, and all of the amazing people who have helped make this possible.”
Middleton and Maxwell were Silver Air’s first two pilots when the company started out operating a single jet for charter in Southern California. The two have grown the company, along with a smart and talented team, based on their vision of becoming the best private jet management provider in the business.
Silver Air's first jet.
Silver Air now manages and operates a growing fleet of more than 30 light to large-cabin jets around the clock and around the world from Gulfstream, Dassault, Bombardier, Embraer, Cessna, and Hawker/Beech. The fleet’s preeminent aircraft is a VVIP configured Boeing Business Jet (BBJ), the ultimate private jet experience with global reach and seating for 16.
“The introduction of PURE Jet Management has brought on new opportunities for Silver Air, like our Boeing Business Jet, which is the world’s only with unrestricted charter availability,”
said Chuck Stumpf, Silver Air’s President of Business Development. “We’re anticipating continued growth over the next 10 years while we build out the infrastructure to maintain the
highest levels of service and support for our jet owner partners and charter clients.”
Silver Air's Boeing Business Jet.
To continue providing the highest level of client service as the fleet has expanded, Silver Air has also grown its infrastructure with an expanding team supporting operations bases in
Southern California, Northern California, Texas, and most recently New York.
Silver Air’s PURE Jet Management model treats jet owners as partners rather than assets, creating quality management plans at the best value. Unlike traditional jet management
companies that act as multiple service providers, Silver Air does not profit from selling fuel, maintenance, hangers or other fixed costs back to jet owners. Instead, Silver Air expertly
manages the multiple service vendors on the owner’s behalf ensuring a cost effective and transparent relationship.
Silver Air’s charter operations have earned an ARGUS Platinum rating and the company is currently IS-BAO stage two compliant, demonstrating the industry’s highest safety practices.
Silver Air is also a member of the Air Charter Safety Foundation.
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 1st November 2018 | Issue #485
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