September 24, 2007
Connect-A-Jet (CAJT) Announces: Kevin Jordan, Founder and Owner of Business Jet Enterprises and Business Jet Technologies, Appointed As Director of New Business Development of CAJT Advisory Board
Connect-A-Jet.com, Inc. (PINK SHEETS: CAJT), an online innovator of private jet travel and charter, announced today that Kevin Jordan, owner of Bend, Oregon-based Business Jet Enterprises and Business Jet Technologies, has formally accepted and been appointed as Director of New Business Development for the CAJT Advisory Board.
Among his many responsibilities, Mr. Jordan will be primarily responsible for the development of new business relationships and partnerships within the charter industry. Additionally, Mr. Jordan will lead the CAJT Board of Advisors in their ongoing efforts to meet the challenges resulting from the tremendous growth of the company, utilizing his vast knowledge and experience of the industry. "Mr. Jordan's knowledge and experience in the industry is nationally recognized. With over 35 years of private aviation experience, the addition of Mr. Jordan to our Board of Advisors was a most monumental step in the progression of our organization. We are honored and excited to have him aboard our team and further forecast a highly successful future as a direct result of his credible track record within the industry," stated Martin Cantu, CEO of Connect-A-Jet.com, Inc.
H. Kevin Jordan founded Business Jet Enterprises in 1993 with a goal of creating solutions to help owners and operators improve the operational efficiency and safety of their aircraft.
As president and owner, Mr. Jordan has been instrumental in developing solutions for the FAA mandated Reduced Minimum Vertical Separation (RVSM) requirements and the Terrain Avoidance Warning System (TAWS) for Gulfstream II and IIB aircraft.
Coordinating a team of engineers, Mr. Jordan obtained Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for his proprietary RVSM and TAWS solutions.
In addition, he is co-developer and marketer of the QTA Stage 3 Hush Kit System for Gulfstream II, IIB and III model aircraft which is designed to make these aircraft compliant with Stage 3 noise regulations worldwide.
Mr. Jordan has more than 35 years experience in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility within the business and general aviation industry.
Most recently he was founder and partner of Business Jet Center, a full service Fixed Base Operation (FBO) that began operations in 1997. Over the next nine years he was instrumental in helping grow the Dallas based FBO from annual fuel sales of 900,000 gallons to more than five million gallons annually while competing as one of SEVEN fixed base operations at Dallas Love Field (DAL). During this time, Business Jet Center was consistently rated as one of the top five FBOs nationally.
This success formula was carried over to a second Business Jet Center location at Oakland International Airport (OAK) which became a top 20 nationally rated FBO in 2006.
Mr. Jordan was also the founder, president and co-owner of Business Jet Services, Ltd, an aviation management company controlling assets of nearly $100 million. The Company specialized in personalized, high quality and safety oriented aircraft management, maintenance, and charter services. Mr. Jordan was responsible for obtaining an FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certificate and an FAA Part 135 Certificate while growing the company fleet from two to 28 turbine aircraft and annual revenue of $20 million.
Additionally, Mr. Jordan's solely owned company, Business Jet Enterprises, has sold a wide variety of turbine powered business aircraft totaling over $270 Million Dollars.
Pilot Experience, Organizations and Awards
Mr. Jordan holds an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating, has four jet type ratings and has logged more than 8,000 flight hours. He also has an FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license.
In addition he has served as a flight department manager and a chief pilot for two corporate flight departments.
Mr. Jordan is an active member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and has been awarded the NBAA's coveted "Million Mile" safety award for operating aircraft in the conduct of business in excess of one million miles without an accident or incident.
For the first time in aviation history, CAJT intends to unite all existing worldwide charter operators in the United States to operate under one efficient, real-time, online booking system. Customers across the globe will be able to book charter on every private aircraft in flight which meets their particular travel criteria. CAJT will also coordinate all ground transportation, in-flight catering, and will provide real-time flight tracking 24 hours for passengers convenience.
To learn more about Connect-A-Jet or book a charter flight, please visit: www.connectajet.com
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The real-time booking system described in this press release has not been implemented to the CAJT website at the time of writing. It is the intention of CAJT to implement this technology at its earliest possible opportunity based upon successful testing. This press release contains "forward-looking statements," which are statements related to future, not past, events. In this context, the forward-looking statements often include statements regarding our goals, plans, projections and guidance regarding our financial position, results of operations, market position, pending and potential future acquisitions and business strategy, and often contain words such as "expects,""anticipates,""intends,""plans,""believes,""seeks" or "will." Any such forward-looking statements are not assurances of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in the statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, (a) general economic and business conditions, (b) the level of strategic partner incentives, (c) the future regulatory environment, (d) our cost of financing, (e) our ability to complete acquisitions and dispositions and the risks associated therewith, and (f) our ability to retain key personnel. These factors, as well as additional factors, could affect our forward-looking statements. We urge you to carefully consider this information. We undertake no duty to update our forward-looking statements, including our earnings outlook.