As business aviation has evolved, Jetcraft has prospered by embracing
pursuing new opportunities while remaining true to its founding values
RALEIGH, NC, Sept. 27, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Jetcraft Corporation, a
provider of business aircraft sales, acquisitions, trading and
brokerage services, today officially announced its 50th anniversary.
Jetcraft's history has been defined by success in identifying industry
trends and compelling business opportunities. The company has made
strategic decisions that have allowed it to prosper by remaining at the
forefront of innovation, in an industry that has changed considerably
in the past half century.
Here are some of Jetcraft's principal milestones and accomplishments
over the past decades:
Charles "Bucky" Oliver acquires FBO Raleigh-Durham Aviation in 1961 and
recognizes the potential of Bill Lear's vision of the purpose-built
business jet. Raleigh-Durham Aviation goes on to become a leading
Learjet dealer, operator and host of Learjet demonstrations.
As "point-to-point" business jet travel becomes a practical reality
within the continental US, Bucky Oliver sells Raleigh-Durham Aviation
and starts Raleigh-Durham Aircraft Sales. The company goes on to become
one of Cessna's largest dealerships and one of the first Cessna
Citation service stations on the East coast.
Raleigh-Durham Aircraft Sales acquires American Aircraft Leasing, a
company dedicated to leasing commercial and corporate aircraft - an
innovative alternative to ownership that responds to the drive for
increased cost-efficiency being implemented by corporate flight
departments. In 1987, Raleigh-Durham Aircraft Sales is renamed Jetcraft
With the growing popularity of long range/large business jets, Jetcraft
becomes an OEM-independent re-marketer of all business aircraft. For
example, the company begins to provide brokerage services for
Bombardier Challengers and Globals, Gulfstreams and Dassault Falcons.
2000 to Today
Jetcraft further develops the sophistication of its offerings with the
Jetcraft-ed™ approval program, the "JetCoast" interior completions
program and the launch of Jetcraft Avionics LLC, a provider of Enhanced
Flight Vision Systems (EFVS). Furthermore, as growing international
markets present new opportunities for business aviation,
industry-leading aircraft trader Jahid Fazal-Karim becomes co-owner in
2008 and the company opens its first international sales office in
Switzerland, to complement its six US offices. This year, the company
appointed sales representatives in Dubai, UAE and Moscow, Russia, and
opened a Swiss subsidiary in Zurich.
"Bucky Oliver is a true pioneer in business aviation," says Chad
Anderson, President, Jetcraft Corporation. "He saw a promising future,
but knew that his company would have to remain dynamic and innovative.
His vision has steered Jetcraft through considerable change and
tremendous opportunities. Over the last 50 years, Jetcraft's ability to
adapt has been backed by a strong focus on teamwork and client
relationships, an ability to identify new opportunities, and the
willingness to engage in acceptable risk. For developing and
championing our company's core values, we thank Bucky Oliver."
"Learning from our history and leveraging our experience gives us the
confidence to look forward. Today, Jetcraft is an international leader
in aircraft sales and acquisitions. Our team possesses industry-leading
expertise and the experience to serve our global clientele with the
highest standards. We take pride in celebrating our 50th anniversary and look forward to Jetcraft's future success," concludes
About Jetcraft Corporation
Jetcraft Corporation is an international leader in new and pre-owned
business aircraft sales, acquisitions and trades. Headquartered in
Raleigh, NC, Jetcraft has sales offices/representation in five US
cities; Basel and Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, UAE and Moscow, Russia.
The company's 50-year track record in aircraft transactions has earned
it a world class customer base and one of the strongest global networks
in the industry. Jetcraft Avionics LLC, a subsidiary of Jetcraft
Corporation, provides distribution of Enhanced Flight Vision Systems
(EFVS) for aftermarket business and wide body aircraft using
Elbit-Kollsman's state-of-the-art EVS-II and AT-HUD. For more
information, please visit www.jetcraft.com.
Notes to Editors
For more information or to schedule an interview with Chad Anderson,
For Jetcraft Corp.
Mobile: (514) 576-2519
An 'Editorial Backgrounder' on Jetcraft's history, including
photographs, is available.
Visit Jetcraft at NBAA 2011, October 10 - 12, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jetcraft will be present at the NBAA static display, with several
aircraft available for public viewing.
SOURCE Jetcraft Corporation
For further information:
or to schedule an interview with Chad Anderson, please contact:
For Jetcraft Corp.
Mobile: (514) 576-2519