In-house repair shops are becoming as important to have private jets, and FlyExclusive is bolstering its maintenance team

Repairing private jets is becoming a critical capability for operators as third-party MROs struggle with staffing and capacity.

To that end, FlyExclusive, which has grown to the 5th largest North American operator based on fractional and charter flight hours, is bolstering its maintenance team.

William Tollison has been appointed senior vice president of MRO and Lisa Christine as senior director of MRO development.

FlyExclusive’s in-house capabilities go beyond repairs to electrostatic painting and coating and interior refurbishment services.

Tollison is a United States Air Force veteran. He brings over 35 years of aviation experience with over 20 years in MRO implementation and development. Most recently, he was executive vice president of operations at ComAv Technical Services.

Lisa Christine held positions at ComAv Technical Services, CAnnona Aviation Repair and Modification, and Flightstar Aircraft Services.

She is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Christine will spearhead and identify key projects that align with the company’s strategic goals and objectives within the MRO business. That includes development around long-range planning, initiatives, production efficiencies, employee relations, succession planning, and contract oversight.

“FlyExclusive’s MRO capabilities, including our aircraft paint and interior services, are a key component of our accelerating growth as we continue to be the only Part 135 charter operator with these capabilities,” said FlyExclusive President Tommy Sowers.

Third-party MROs continue to struggle with staffing and supply chain issues. By bolstering in-house capacity, operators can get airplanes fixed faster.

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