Elite Aviation Files Lawsuit for Unpaid Charters

 - May 7, 2009, 12:42 PM

Van Nuys, Calif.-based Elite Aviation has filed a complaint in the Superior Court of California, Northwest District, accusing charter broker JetCardPlus and some individuals who set up and flew charters arranged by JetCardPlus and flown by Elite of breach of contract, fraud and other problems. The lawsuit seeks payment of $221,716.24, in addition to interest, attorney fees and court costs. This amount was for air transportation services provided by Elite Aviation to JetCardPlus customers during February and March, according to the complaint. “‘Jet Cards’ and ‘Jet Card’ customers breached the contract by failing to pay and continuing to fail to pay plaintiff,” the complaint alleges. The money was supposed to be held in trust then paid to Elite Aviation for the charters it flew for JetCardPlus. “The true facts were that [the defendants] had no intention of remitting the deposited funds to plaintiff but instead used such monies for their own personal benefit and use.” JetCardPlus did not comment on the lawsuit. “We look forward to getting the matter resolved,” said Elite Aviation COO John Wilkins.