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.
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Private jet capacity, pricing, labor, consolidation, demand, investment, new jet owners, offer challenges and opportunities for private aviation providers
Over 450 industry CEOs and leaders gathered last week in Miami for Corporate Jet Investor. For two days they hashed about issues relevant to the overall industry, with a large focus on private jet travelers who fly via jet cards, memberships, and charter.
Is the current record level of demand here to stay? Where will the industry find the capacity to meet that demand? Is more consolidation coming? How many big players are there left to buy? What is Amazonian pricing? When will the supply chain improve? Where have all the pilots – and line workers gone? Are they coming back? How will all the outside investment impact private aviation? What about on-time performance? What type of changes will you see to your jet card program? With dwindling supply, are small brokers on life support?
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The Chicago-based management company recently put a hold on new jet card customers
While Chicago-based Priester Aviation recently put a hold on taking new jet card customers, it is moving ahead with a rebrand.
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Chicago-based Priester Aviation is supporting the aviation university’s Project Liftoff with $50,000 in scholarships
Priester Aviation is leaning into attracting a more diverse and inclusive workforce for aviation via a collaboration with the David B. O’Maley College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in supporting Project Liftoff.
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