JetDirect Sets Up Light Jet/Turboprop Subsidiary

 - October 28, 2008, 11:58 AM

Petaluma, Calif.-based Sunset Aviation is now operating as a standalone subsidiary of JetDirect Aviation, which acquired the light jet and turboprop operator last year. JetDirect will continue to offer business support, sales and marketing services, but Sunset will operate as an independent Part 135 air carrier, with Sunset founder Dan Drohan serving as president and CEO, according to JetDirect senior vice president of marketing Gil Wolin. “Sunset Aviation will continue to report up through us. It will still fall under Jake Cartwright’s aegis,” Wolin told AIN. The Sunset fleet includes King Airs, Citations, Beechjets, Learjets, Premiers, Hawkers and Eclipses, and operates from bases throughout California, Texas, Ohio and Florida. “This product is a tremendous addition to the JetDirect line of service offerings,” Drohan said. “The turboprop and light jet markets represent an important niche within the industry and I am pleased with our parent company’s recognition of our role within that niche.”