JFI Jets and ACP Jets announce strategic merger


JFI Jets, a worldwide leader in private jet charter, aircraft management and maintenance, has acquired private jet operator ACP Jets and will immediately offer aircraft management, hangar space, charter and maintenance services in the private jet markets of New York Metro, Southern California and South Florida. Upon full FAA integration, the new entity will operate and manage a combined fleet of 17 midsize and heavy jets available for charter.

“By merging these two industry-leading companies, we will be the only provider with facilities, aircraft, maintenance and sales offices in the top three US markets for private aviation,” said JFI Jets CEO Robert Seidel. “I am proud our company will be led by two of the most respected and capable executives in the industry: JFI president David Rimmer and ACP co-founder and president Suran Wijayawardana, who will join us as chief operating officer. They will lead an extremely dedicated team of private aviation professionals.”

“This is a merger of two, highly reputable firms with strong vision alignment and synergistic cultures that will offer our clients the highest standards of aviation services,” said Wijayawardana. “It is a great honor to join Robert Seidel, David Rimmer, Sohail Ashraf and Damon Danneker on this incredible team, having worked closely with them on the NATA Air Charter Committee and other industry boards for a number of years.”

ACP Jets is a full-service private aviation company offering aircraft charter, management and maintenance, as well as aircraft acquisitions and consulting. ACP Jets holds an ARG/US Platinum safety rating and IS-BAO phase two certification. With offices in West Palm Beach, Florida, the firm operates two Hawkers 800XPs, a Citation X, four Gulfstream IV/SP/450s and a part 145 maintenance repair station.

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