Start-up AeroVanti hopes to follow in the footsteps of Wheels Up, using the Piaggio P.180 to attract entry-level private aviation users
On the surface, Annapolis, Maryland-based AeroVanti, turns the clock back to 2013. That’s when Kenny Dichter launched the Beechcraft King Air into a mainstream private aviation charter solution using huge stars like Tom Brady and Serena Williams climbing aboard the turboprop and selling memberships through Costco. It also resurrects the aircraft that Avantair popularized before its 2014 bankruptcy. Serial entrepreneur Patrick Britton-Harr hopes his new venture will follow the former than the latter. With an hourly rate of just $1,995 plus 7.5% Federal Excise Tax, like Dichter, he wants to move first-timers from the airlines to fly privately.
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Annapolis, Maryland-based AeroVanti was founded in May 2021 by medical services entrepreneur Patrick Britton-Harr. The company uses an owned/leased fleet of Piaggio P.180 aircraft operated by Brazos Valley Air Charter. The program is targeted to flyers who want low rates and have the flexibility to fly on an as-available provider. It is starting with five dedicated aircraft.
When was it founded?
AeroVanti was founded in May 2021.
Who owns AeroVanti?
It's privately held
Who is the CEO?
How areaircraft sourced?
Leased/Owned fleet operated by Part 135 operator Brazos Valley Air Charter
What are the initiation and membership fees?
Membership starts at $1,000 per month, based on a one-year contract
What is theentry-level program?
Individual Membership covers member and their spouse
Do the program provide guaranteed availability?
No, it's as available. Bookings can be made up to 365 days in advance