Piaggeo P.180 jet card provider AeroVanti is adding a limited guaranteed availability option offering 150 hours per year as it plans fleet expansion
AeroVanti is on the verge of acquiring a Part 135 operator that will add seven turboprops, light, and midsize jets to its current fleet of five Piaggio P.180s. It is also planning an order for up to 72 new aircraft from Piaggio and is launching a Top Gun guaranteed availability tier with limited availability. The 2021 start-up is boosting customer service as it seeks to keep up with the demand that is five-fold higher than anticipated.
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.
AeroVanti Executive Overview
|Leadership||Scott Hopes, Chairman, CEO, President|
Paolo Ferreri, Director
|Headquarters||Annapolis, MD, and Sarasota, FL|
|Jet Card Hourly Rates||Piaggio P.180 from $2,495 per hour|
|Related Companies||AeroVanti Yacht Club|
Annapolis, Maryland-based AeroVanti was founded in May 2021 by medical services entrepreneur Patrick Britton-Harr.
They initially used an owned/leased fleet of Piaggio P.180 aircraft operated by Brazos Valley Air Charter. As of September 2021, the partnership ended.
The program is targeted to flyers who want low rates and have the flexibility to fly on an as-available provider.
In May and June 2023, AeroVanti was hit with lawsuits alleging fraud.
In June 2023, its entire fleet was grounded.
In July, the Department of Justice sued Britton-Harr for alleged Medicare fraud.
According to the DOJ, “Britton-Harr then used some of the proceeds of this fraudulent scheme to lease or purchase various aircraft, and he then founded a new company called Aerovanti that provides private charter airplane service.”
In July 2023, Scott Hopes was named Chairman, CEO, and President.
When was it founded?
AeroVanti was founded in May 2021.
Who owns AeroVanti?
It's privately held
Who is the CEO?
How are aircraft sourced?
Leased/Owned fleet operated under Part 91F
What are the initiation and membership fees?
Membership starts at $1,000 per month, based on a one-year contract
What is the entry-level program?
Individual Membership covers member and their spouse
Does the program provide guaranteed availability?
No, it's as available. Bookings can be made up to 365 days in advance
Is the hourly rate guaranteed?
What is the company website?
The website is offline
Where is AeroVanti’s headquarters?
Annapolis, MD and Sarasota, FL