Elite Jets has added a dozen new employees, including pilots and back-office personnel, to accommodate growth at the Naples, Florida-based charter company. Specifically, the Part 135 operator has hired six first officers, one captain, managers in client services and information technology, a director of quality and chief inspector, and an accounting assistant.
“The past two years have marked a period of tremendous growth across the private aviation industry as affluent travelers are choosing to fly privately over first-class commercially,” said Elite Jets executive v-p Stephen Myers. “At any given point, we might have jets across multiple time zones or even multiple countries, so we need to maintain a ground support team and pilot teams capable of providing an exceptional, reliable travel experience to our passengers.”
Founded in 2016, Elite Jets operates four Embraer Phenom 300s and a Legacy 500 that serve destinations across North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean. It also manages a Gulfstream G550 and operates a Bell 407 helicopter for sightseeing and travel across South Florida.