The newly formed sales and acquisitions unit of Wheels Up has joined the International Aircraft Dealer Association
Wheels Up Aircraft Sales, the recently launched business unit of Wheels Up, has been designated as an accredited aircraft dealer by the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), according to a press released from the trade group.
Wheels Up Aircraft Sales is led by veteran business aircraft executives John Odegard, Chris Brenner, and Seth Zlotkin, all of whom are IADA-certified aircraft brokers.
“The entire IADA organization is delighted to welcome the experienced and professional Wheels Up Aircraft Sales team to the ranks of the very best aircraft dealers in the world,” said IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling. “Its leaders have spent their business aircraft careers demonstrating the ethical standards and professionalism that our organization has come to exemplify,” he added.
Odegard said, “One of our first goals for Wheels Up Aircraft Sales was to become a part of IADA. We are honored to be accepted into the ranks of the finest professionals in the industry and to continue our work in accordance with the organization’s rigorous standards of excellence.”
Wheels Up Aircraft Sales focuses on aircraft brokerage, acquisition, trade, and new aircraft advisory services. With the strategic expansion of its aircraft sales unit, Wheels Up offers total private aviation solutions for corporate and personal travel, including membership programs, corporate solutions, aircraft management, whole aircraft sales, and commercial travel benefits through a strategic partnership with Delta Air Lines.
John Odegard has more than three decades of business aircraft experience, including territory and management positions at NetJets, and most recently as co-founder and managing partner at QS Partners. With more than 15 years of experience, Chris Brenner was most recently Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas with Jetcraft Corporation. Seth Zlotkin co-founded and was Managing Partner at QS Partners as well as held various leadership roles at NetJets and Marquis Jet in his 25 years in the business.