JFI Jets Appoints Jeff Filkins Regional Sales Manager For Aircraft Maintenance and Management Sales on the West Coast

LONG BEACH, CA October 29, 2012  –JFI Jets, a worldwide provider of aircraft management and charter services, has named Jeff Filkins regional sales manager for aircraft maintenance and management sales on the west coast.

Prior to joining JFI Jets, Filkins was west coast sales manager for Honeywell Flight Support Services and earlier he was operations leader at Honeywell International's Global Data Center.

“We are very pleased to have Jeff  join our team to contribute to the growth of our managed fleet and aircraft maintenance activities at our JFI JetCenter in Long Beach," said Bob Seidel, JFI Jets chief executive officer.  

Discussing his new appointment, Filkins said, "I am excited about the future growth of our company and am extremely pleased to join the team.  Having worked closely with JFI Jets when I was with Honeywell, I know we share very similar business philosophies about being very customer oriented.  I look forward to helping take our company to the next level by opening new markets for our JFI JetCenter and to increase the number of large cabin aircraft in our fleet."

JFI Jets was awarded a Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 145 Repair Station Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its JetCenter at Long Beach Airport (LGB) that allows JFI Jets to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, repairs, and alterations on a number of aircraft models that are well represented within the JFI fleet.

Seidel said he expects the certification to be a value added revenue source which will add to JFI's bottom line. 

JFI Jets has been a premier provider for on demand charter and aircraft management as well as aircraft sales and acquisitions for more than 20 years.  JFI Jets' growth continues to be fueled by its increasing worldwide charter business.  Last year JFI flew to more than 35 countries including Algeria, Brazil, Chile, China, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Israel, Morocco, Russia, Ukraine, and Vietnam.

For additional information call 1-562-425-8880.  Visit the corporate website at www.jfijets.com