Elite Jets recently added four pilots and three support staff members as demand for the Naples, Florida charter operator’s services continues to grow. New pilots include Ralf Herrmann, an Embraer Legacy 500 captain, and Phenom 300 captains Pascal Collafarina, Matt Simpson, and Ken Urtz. Also joining the Elite Jets team are executive charter consultant Sean Nash, flight operations specialist Nick Farese, and airframe and powerplant mechanic Brian Adams.
“Elite Jets experienced a surge in demand during the pandemic, and that trend shows no sign of slowing down as we head into 2022,” said Elite Jets executive v-p Stephen Myers. “Affluent business and leisure travelers are opting to travel privately for convenience and safety, and we are adding staff to ensure our clients continue enjoying an exceptional travel experience.”
Based at Naples Airport (KAPF), the six-year-old company operates a fleet of four Phenom 300s, a Legacy 500, and a Bell 407 helicopter. It also manages a Hawker 850XP.