Wheels Up names Eric Jacobs Chief Financial Officer 

Wheels Up is in the middle of a significant expansion adding the Citation X to its fleet of King Air 350i and Citation Excel/XLS

 

Wheels Up today announced the appointment of Eric Jacobs as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer via a press release. In this position, Jacobs will oversee the finance and accounting, investor relations and strategic corporate development functions of Wheels Up, including treasury and mergers and acquisitions. 

Flexjet, Sentient Jet chairman Kenn Ricci named to Town & Country’s Top 50 Philanthropists list

In 2017 Ricci made a $100 million gift to Notre Dame. Other honorees include Michael Bloomberg, Bill and Melinda Gates and George Clooney

 

Kenn Ricci has been named one of Town & Country magazine’s Top 50 Philanthropists. The announcement took place earlier this week during a conference held at the company’s Hearst Tower headquarters in New York. The topic will be the subject of the magazine’s June/July Philanthropy Issue. Ricci is principal at Directional Aviation which controls several aviation companies, including Flexjet, Sentient Jet, Skyjet and Nextant Aerospace. The honor comes after Ricci created a groundbreaking giving structure called a Philanthropic Succession Partnership (PSP) to donate $100 million to the University of Notre Dame, the single largest unrestricted, guaranteed gift ever committed to the University. 

EXCLUSIVE: JetSmarter’s evolution is bringing branded airplanes, aircraft management, new single seat, empty leg and charter pricing, plus a new COO

Goodbye free empty legs and shared flights. JetSmarter 2.0 is a very different but potentially appealing proposition. Will there be a jet card in its future?

 

JetSmarter’s CEO and founder Sergey Petrossov might debate using the word evolution and certainly feels criticism, including from this reporter, has been unfair. Whether or not the appraisals have been correct is probably one of those YMMV type things. Either way, what’s clear to me is that JetSmarter today and even more so a year from now will be very different than when it took flight in 2013. Back then, you paid a membership fee and then indulged in free seats on shuttles that JetSmarter scheduled. There were also free empty legs where you got the entire plane for as many friends as it could fit. For aspiring private travelers, it was like being a kid in an all you can eat candy store.

Flexjet sponsors Town & Country magazine’s Philanthropy Summit

President Bill Clinton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bradley Cooper and Karlie Kloss are among the speakers at the fifth annual T&C Philanthropy Summit

 

Flexjet, which sells fractional shares, leases and jet cards, is joining title sponsor U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and City of Hope, De Grisogono, Flexjet, and 1 Hotels & Baccarat Hotels at the luxury lifestyle magazine’s fifth annual philanthropy confab. Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, a Pulitzer Prize, Tony-, Emmy-, and Grammy Award-winning composer, lyricist, and actor is headlining the event being held today. 

StraightLine Private Air adds Bandon Dunes, Cabot Links and The Prairie Club as preferred partners

StraightLine Private Air was launched last year by Exclusive Resorts co-founder Tom Filippini with a focus on turboprops, piston aircraft and light jets

 

StraightLine Private Air has added Bandon Dunes, Cabot Links and The Prairie Club as preferred partners for the jet card membership program’s customers, according to an email it released. According to the announcement, the company is offering a limited number of gift cards for up to a $3,500 in cash credit to be used with its partners. To take advantage of the offer, you need to join StraightLine by June 22, 2018.