Aviaa, which launched in 2017 to provide business aviation group-purchasing capabilities for members, has added training specialist Loft Aero to its portfolio. Based in Carlsbad, California, Loft provides Cessna Citation and CJ initial and recurrent training and recently added a level D simulator to its facility. As part of the Aviaa portfolio, Loft’s Part 142 simulator training programs will be offered to Aviaa members who operate Citations.
Insurance and crew training are key areas where Aviaa has targeted to build economies of scale for its members, said Matthew Smith, Aviaa chief business development officer.
“As our community grows, we understand the importance of offering our members training partners that have the ability to deliver the highest level of training and adapt to an operation’s specific and ever-changing needs,” Smith said. “Loft is a natural partner to add to our portfolio with its track record of experienced simulator pilot training, as well as the significant number of Aviaa members operating the Citation jet.”