Inside Kenn Ricci’s Directional Aviation private jet empire

Kenn Ricci Flexjet Sentient Jet PrivateFly

Directional Aviation includes Flexjet, Sentient, FXAIR, PrivateFly, and more than a dozen private aviation B2B companies. Recently, its founder Kenn Ricci was the subject of an in-depth profile by Corporate Jet Investor. Here are the highlights…

Recently Corporate Jet Investor took a deep look at Kenn Ricci, the founder of Directional Aviation, home for a host of private aviation providers from consumer brands such as Flexjet, Sentient Jet, FXAIR, and PrivateFly to a host of B2B companies. Below is an excerpt of highlights reprinted with permission.

GrandView Aviation to launch Washington D.C. to New York City, Baltimore helicopter service

New York Washington DC helicopter

Move over Acela and airline shuttles, Fly Lindy will offer a by-the-seat helicopter service connecting Washington D.C. to Baltimore and New York City

Private jet charter and jet card operator GrandView Aviation is launching a by-the-seat helicopter shuttle service linking Washington D.C. to Baltimore/College Park (CGS) and the Downtown Manhattan/Wall Street Heliport (KJRB). The service will operate under the banner Fly Lindy.

PrivateFly launches Bitcoin Jet Account option

bitcoins and u s dollar bills

Having started accepting the cryptocurrency as payment for on-demand private jet charter flights in 2014, customers can now create a Bitcoin account with flight charges based on the value at the time of booking

Directional Aviation’s PrivateFly has launched a Bitcoin Jet Account. The move comes as it reveals more than one in 10 of its private jet flights were paid for in Bitcoin last month. The bookings represented 19% of its sales.

Flexjet plans new corporate headquarters in Cleveland

Flexjet

Flexjet’s new headquarters will ‘look like something out of The Jetsons,’ according to a local development official

According to multiple local media reports, Flexjet is expanding its headquarters at Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights outside Cleveland.

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