Priester Aviation names Ropp President

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Charter operator and management company Priester Aviation hires ex-Jet Linx St. Louis President Rich Ropp after Andy Priester named Chairman

Priester Aviation is going outside the family to name a president. Veteran business aviation executive Rich Ropp enters that role for the Chicago-based charter operator and management company.

Priester Aviation renews top-level safety ratings

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Part 135 charter operator Priester Aviation has renewed its top-level status with IS-BAO, Argus, and Air Charter Safety Foundation

Chicago-based Part 135 charter operator Priester Aviation has renewed its IS-BAO Stage 3, ARGUS Platinum, and Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) certifications.

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Priester Aviation Executive Overview

Year Founded1945
LeadershipAndy Priester, President & CEO
Viviana Kozin, Chief Operating Officer
Doug McGowan, Chief Financial Officer
Charles Hughes, Senior Vice President, Management Sales
Ted Pietrolaj, Sr., Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Kurt Humm, Vice President, Quality and Safety
David Prescott, Vice President, Maintenance
HeadquartersWheeling, IL
Jet Card Hourly RatesLight jets from $5,936 per hour, including FET
Related ProductsAircraft Management, On-demand CharterEmpty Legs

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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.

When was it founded?


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?


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?


What is the minimum age for children traveling alone?


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?

Contact a Sales Executive at Priester Aviation

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