New York, USA-based private aviation firm Wheels Up has launched an aircraft sales division to offer aircraft brokerage, acquisition, trade, and advisory services.
According to Wheels Up it is the only company in the industry that offers a “total private aviation solution for both corporate and personal travel”, comprising of private jet membership, aircraft management and whole aircraft sales.
The new division will be led by Chris Brenner, John Odegard and Seth Zlotkin. Brenner was most recently senior vice president of sales for the Americas at Jetcraft Corporation while Odegard and Zlotkin co-founded QS Partners, NetJets’ aircraft sales and acquisitions company.
The launch of the aircraft sales division follows the acquisition of Gama Aviation by Wheels Up and the close of its acquisition of Delta Private Jets from Delta Air Lines earlier this year.
Kenny Dichter, founder and CEO of Wheels Up said, “Adding whole aircraft sales and advisory services has been part of our long-term vision for Wheels Up as a total aviation solutions company and a global leader in the industry. The timing is perfect in that we see a meaningful shift in the addressable market and overall interest in private flying.
“The Wheels Up Aircraft Sales team has an unmatched combination of knowledge and experience. Chris, John, and Seth are tops in their field and share our passion for doing business with a relentless focus on personal service. With this new platform, we will have the capability to support the entire lifecycle of a private flyer.”
Seth Zlotkin said, “We are thrilled to be joining Wheels Up with the common goal of building the world’s best aircraft sales company while bolstering the brand’s full suite of private aviation services. We look forward to providing existing and prospective Wheels Up Members and Wheels Up Managed Aircraft Clients with our services and tapping into Wheels Up’s deep network and industry expertise to amplify our innovative approach.”