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.

Private jet CEOs talk trends, challenges, opportunities at Corporate Jet Investor

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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?

Priester Aviation unveils rebrand

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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.

The future of Jet Cards: You can’t always get what you want

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Jet cards 2.0: As Mick Jagger advises, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need”

Barring some calamity that sends demand for private jet travel into a downward spiral, jet cards and memberships will look very different. You already see the ghost of jet cards’ future via recent changes.

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