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JFI Jets

October 09, 2015 12:01 ET

JFI Jets and ACP Jets Announce a Strategic Merger, Creating a World Class Aircraft Management Company

NEW YORK, NY and PALM BEACH, FL and LONG BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - October 09, 2015) - JFI Jets, a worldwide leader in private jet charter, aircraft management and maintenance, today announced it has acquired ACP Jets, a highly respected private jet operator.

ACP Jets is a full-service private aviation company offering aircraft charter, management, 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, FL, the firm operates two Hawkers 800XP’s, a Citation X, four Gulfstream IV/SP/450’s and a part 145 maintenance repair station.

The combined entity will immediately offer aircraft management, hangar space, charter and maintenance services in the nation’s three busiest private jet markets: New York Metro, Southern California and South Florida. Upon full FAA integration, it 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 U.S. markets for private aviation," says 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," says Suran 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."

About ACP Jets

ACP Jets is a dynamic company offering full service aircraft management along with an array of business aviation solutions to charter clients and both current and prospective aircraft owners. As a recognized industry leader, ACP Jets places strong emphasis in providing clients with the most comprehensive and transparent services for aircraft charter management, maintenance and aircraft acquisitions.

ACP is part of an elite group of operators to achieve Platinum-Rated status by Aviation Research Group US (ARG/US). The ARG/US platinum-rating is awarded to those companies who have demonstrated the highest safety standards and meet or exceed industry benchmarks in all facets of operations through intensive on-going audits. ACP has also achieved the International Standard for Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) Stage II demonstrating adherence to the highest business aviation standards worldwide based on the ISO-9000 family of standards.

About JFI Jets

JFI Jets is a full-service air carrier that brings together extensive aviation expertise, first-class service and impeccable hospitality. For more than 22 years, JFI Jets has provided an unmatched level of service, safety and privacy for charters as well as aircraft management, maintenance and worldwide aviation consulting. The company’s commitment to safety has garnered prestigious, third-party safety ratings including the ARGUS Platinum Rating, Wyvern Wingman and ISBAO certification. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, the company has facilities nationwide in high-traffic locations including Southern and Northern California, Farmingdale, New York, Wilmington, Delaware and Palm Beach, Florida. JFI Jets manages 10 aircraft -- including three Gulfstream jets, an Embraer Legacy 600, Challenger 605, Challenger 300, Citation X as well as two Hawkers. Contact:

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