Jet Linx reorganizes management, adds focus on joint ownership

By Doug Gollan, October 7, 2021

As it grows bases, Jet Linx Aviation is reorganizing management structure with a regional and fleet growth focus

Omaha-based Jet Linx Aviation, the sixth-largest operator measured by Part 135/91k flight hours, is making a number of management changes.

Twenty-year veteran Jay Vidlak is now senior vice president, aircraft acquisition and sales, a new position.

In the role, we will lead owner experience optimization for the Jet Linx Joint Ownership and Complete Aircraft Transaction (CAT) programs.

Vidlak will work with aircraft brokers to identify aircraft for new private jet owners and current owners looking for different types.

Earlier this year, it launched a joint ownership program as a way to expand its fleet.

A regional focus

Additionally, the company is implementing a regional management structure between its bases and corporate headquarters. Then new structure includes regionalizing sales.

Alec LeFort, previously senior vice president of sales, and former base presidents Dan Pasque, Tom Buffington, Dan Longo, and Brad Frawley, have joined senior vice presidents Brent Carreker, and Jason Vanis, become regional base presidents. Vidlak will also become a regional base president in a dual role.

In their new positions, each regional base president is responsible for overseeing the profitability and operations of multiple bases.

Jet Linx is due to open its first base in Florida, at Miami’s Opa Locka Executive Airport, later this month. That will give it 20 bases and a presence in 14 of the 25 busiest private jet airports in the country.

The company recently joined NetJets, Executive Jet Management, and Sentient Jet in halting new jet card sales.

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