October 6, 2008
JetDirect Aviation Announces Aircraft Acquisition and Brokerage Group
BURLINGAME, Calif., Oct. 06 /PRNewswire/ -- JetDirect Aviation, one of the nation's largest and most experienced turbine aircraft management and charter company, announced today that it has established its aircraft acquisition and brokerage team under the direction of Mike Moore, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Aircraft Brokerage.
"We spent the past several months building an experienced sales team of industry professionals," stated Moore, "so we can harness their combined experience and expertise on behalf of our management clients and other turbine aircraft owners."Introducing the new line-up this week at the 2008 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Orlando, Moore continued: "Each member of the JetDirect Aircraft Brokerage Team has decades of experience in aircraft operations and transactions. They represent strong aircraft user and manufacturer relationships, and each stresses a consultative approach to transaction closing."
The newly-appointed group represents well over a billion dollars in transaction experience. They are well positioned to address the needs of owners to realize full asset value in today's market.
Matthew Betty will handle the Central US out of Dallas. He has extensive sales and transaction experience garnered at Raytheon Aircraft and Barron Thomas Aviation. Matt is fluent in Spanish and holds a BA in accounting and finance.
Michael Brazill will oversee the Northeast from his office in New York. A former US Army Aviator, Mike has held progressive positions of responsibility over the past twenty years, ranging from corporate pilot to COO in the aircraft management and charter business. Mike is an aircraft transport pilot and certified flight instructor with aircraft and rotorcraft experience.
Eugene Clow is based in Seattle and will be responsible for the Northwestern US. Gene's background includes experience with TAG Aviation, Raytheon Aircraft and Flight Safety. Gene is a commercial pilot.
Gordon Wishart will cover the Southwestern and Southeastern US from his regional office in Tucson. Gordon's extensive experience includes aircraft resale and sales management with Learjet, Bombardier, TAG Aviation and AvPro.
J.W.P. Cartwright, JetDirect Aviation Inc.'s President and CEO, commented, "Our extensive experience managing one of the world's largest business jet fleets enables this team to bring exceptional value to any client interested in aircraft acquisition or sale. Mike Moore's own experience and management skill make him ideal to lead these aviation professionals."
Prior to his current role at JetDirect, Moore was Vice President, Marketing and Sales at TAG Aviation USA. His thirty-plus years of management experience in the aviation industry also include flight operations and training, aircraft sales and aftermarket product support for aircraft OEMs as well as leading maintenance organizations. He holds a BA in Economics from Columbia College and an MBA from New York University, is a retired Naval Aviator and a Captain in the Naval Reserve. Moore is an Air Transport Pilot with type ratings in Learjet and Falcon 50 aircraft. In addition Mike is an ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser.
"Whether representing a buyer or seller," Moore added, "We tailor our efforts to meet each client's individual travel requirements and appetite for investment. Our job is to help them to understand the market and provide a personalized aircraft management solution -- whether acquiring, selling or exchanging."
CONTACT: Gil Wolin of JetDirect Aviation, Inc., +1-914-933-4891,[email protected]
Web site: http://www.jetdirectaviation.com/