Dallas, March 6, 2013 (www.flexjet.com) – Flexjet, one of the world’s most exclusive private jet services companies, announced today the appointment of Jason Weiss as its new Vice President, Operations. Weiss will be responsible for managing Flexjet’s flight operations, training, technical operations, operations analysis and fleet management, the owner operations center and procurement.
“Jason’s notable industry experience and established track record make him a valuable addition to the Flexjet team,” said Deanna White, President, Flexjet. “I am confident Jason’s proven leadership abilities will continue Flexjet’s mission of providing safe, owner-focused and efficient operations to every single flight.”
Weiss brings more than 13 years of aviation experience to the Flexjet leadership team. For the past five years, he served as Vice President, Crew Resource Planning, at NetJets, where he was responsible for managing pilot and flight attendant staffing levels and utilization, with operations consisting of more than 2,500 pilots, 250 flight attendants and approximately 400 airplanes with 14 different aircraft types. In addition to managing all administrative and operational aspects of pilot bidding and scheduling, he also developed innovative new strategies to maximize pilot efficiency. Prior to his tenure at NetJets, Weiss held senior operations positions at Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation and Atlas Air.
“As a long-time admirer of Flexjet’s dedication to operational excellence, both on the ground and in flight, I am truly thrilled to be joining the ranks of Flexjet’s remarkable team,” added Weiss.
Weiss replaces David Gross, who is retiring from Flexjet following his 13 years of service.
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Richardson, Texas-based Flexjet — a division of Bombardier, the world’s largest business aviation manufacturer — first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995. Flexjet now offers whole aircraft ownership and management, fractional jet ownership, jet cards and charter brokerage services. Flexjet’s fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Industry Audit Standard, and Flexjet is the first and only company to be honored with its 14th FAA Diamond Award for Excellence. Flexjet’s fractional program fields an exclusive family of Bombardier business aircraft—the youngest in the fractional jet industry with an average age of approximately five years—including the Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 business jets. For more details on innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit www.flexjet.com.
Flexjet has an approved fractional ownership program pursuant 14 C.F.R. Part 91, Subpart K, and manages flights for individual aircraft owners under Part 91 whole aircraft management program. All other flights (e.g. Flexjet 25 jet card program, charter brokerage program, etc.) are provided by certificated air carriers in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, as Flexjet is not an air carrier.
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card Program is operated under Part 135 by Jet Solutions, LLC, a U.S. air carrier. Flexjet acts as an agent for Jet Solutions, LLC, in connection with the Flexjet 25 Jet Card program. Flexjet acts as an agent for the customer with on-demand charter broker services when arranging transportation operated under Part 135 by U.S. air carriers.
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