Priester Aviation

Priester Aviation Executive Overview

Year Founded

1945

Headquarters

Wheeling, IL

Leadership

Andy Priester

President & CEO

Rich Ropp

President

Viviana Kozin

Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie Waldron

Chief Financial Officer

Andy Fischer

Senior Vice President, Aircraft Management

Ted Pietrolaj

Director of Flight Services

Kurt Humm

Vice President, Quality and Safety

David Prescott

Vice President, Maintenance

Jet Card Hourly Rates

Midsize Jets from $11,995 per hour, including FET

Related Products

Aircraft Management, On-demand Charter, Empty Legs

Related Companies

Mayo Aviation, Hill Private Aviation


Priester Aviation is a pioneer as a founding member of the Air Charter Safety Foundation, fostering a rigorous safety culture within its own company.

It has earned the highest safety accreditations, including ARGUS Platinum rating, Wyvern, IS-BAO Stage 3, and Air Charter Safety Foundation certifications.

Priester expanded in 2022 and 2023 with the acquisitions of Denver-based Mayo Aviation (Sept. 2022) and Atlanta-based Hill Private Aviation (July 2023).

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When was it founded?

1945

Who owns it?

Priester Aviation is privately owned.

Who is the CEO?

Andy Priester

Where is the headquarters?

Wheeling, IL

How many employees do they have?

125

Where is the primary service area?

Priester Aviation’s jet card is available to clients located in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver/Mountains, Los Angeles, New York, and South Florida

Do they provide Guaranteed Availability?

Yes

What is the minimum age for children traveling alone?

12

What is the minimum lead-time for making a reservation?

Program customers are guaranteed availability with 14 hours advance notice and 168 hours lead time for peak days

What is their website?

Priester Aviation Fast Facts

When was Priester Aviation founded?

1945

Who owns Priester Aviation?

Priester Aviation is family owned by the Priester family since its founding in 1945.

How many customers does Priester Aviation have?

Not disclosed.

What are the annual revenues for Priester Aviation?

Not disclosed.

Who is the CEO of Priester Aviation?

Andy Priester is Chairman and CEO

How does Priester Aviation source private jets?

Priester uses its managed fleet and third-party operators for its Centerline jet card.

How much does Priester Aviation private jet programs cost?

The Centerline jet card begins at 25 hours.

What type of pricing does Priester Aviation offer?

Priester Aviation offers fixed hourly rates. 

What is Priester Aviation's website?

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