Aircraft management and charter company Talon Air introduced a new chief operating officer at NBAA 2011, announced the addition of an aircraft to its fleet and revealed the impending opening of a new hangar at its Farmingdale, N.Y. base.
Richard O’Hanlon, a retired Navy rear admiral, has been named COO, with responsibilities for charter, operations and the company’s Part 145 repair station.
Talon Air has also added a Cessna Grand Caravan modified for float operations to its charter fleet of more than 20 fixed-wing, rotor and amphibious aircraft. The company is in the process of adding Aircell broadband Internet systems with Wi Fi to the fleet, and installations on eight aircraft have been completed. Talon Air operates four Hawker 4000s, one of the largest fleets of the biggest Hawker jet in the charter industry.
“We are excited about these new additions to our growing company,” said Adam Katz, president and CEO of Talon Air. “We are proud of the exceptional private jet charter and aircraft management model we have been able to provide to our clients. These additions are a testament to our continued goal of providing the very best to our clientele.”
Talon Air will officially open its second hangar and office facility at its Republic Airport base later this month, boosting its hangar space to 100,000 sq ft.