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Business Observer Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020 1 month ago

High-flying private jet service promotes manager to president

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Founded in 2016, Elite Jets has six aircraft.

NAPLES — Elite Jets, a Naples-based luxury charter air service, has promoted two of its experienced pilots to executive leadership positions.

The promotions, of Mark London, who previously served as the company’s general manager, and Stephen Myers, who had been assistant chief pilot, come as the company responds to industry-wide changes in air travel.

London was named president and will guide Elite Jets through a period of increased demand from both business and leisure travelers who are opting for more reliable, safe transportation in light of COVID-19, according to a statement. Myers was named executive vice president, a role in which he’ll oversee operations, including flight scheduling, aircraft maintenance, information technology, sales and marketing, the release adds.

“Commercial airlines have dramatically decreased their routes and destinations, and private charters like Elite Jets allow passengers to travel from Point A to Point B without flight cancelations, delays or lengthy connections,” London says in the release. “Beyond convenience, private charters also offer an increased comfort level because you aren’t packed onto an airplane with 100 or more passengers, and our jets are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each route.”

Prior to his arrival at Elite Jets, London was president of London Aviation Group, which offered helicopter sightseeing tours, flight training, aerial photography and maintenance from its base in Naples. Myers, a Naples native, is a graduate of Naples High School with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Florida. London is certified through the Federal Aviation Administration as both a commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor, while Myers holds FAA certificates as an airline transport pilot and drone pilot, the release states.

Elite Jets’ fleet now includes six aircraft: four Phenom 300 jets, one Legacy 500 jet and a Bell 407 helicopter. Earlier this year, the company opened its new 60,000-square-foot private terminal at the Naples Airport. The company was founded in 2016, and serves destinations across the U.S. and abroad.

 

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