LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elite Aviation, the premier global private jet company today announced that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Orange County's STAjets which will provide additional aircraft and a second base of operations for the aggressive Van-Nuys, Calif. (VNY) firm.
The agreement provides substantial benefits for both companies and the joint venture is seen as a first step to establish a long-term relationship between the two firms. Effective immediately, Elite Aviation will have access to STAjets fleet of mid to light jets and turboprops specializing in Bombardier, Hawker, Nextant, Citation, and Pilatus aircraft. STAjets is one of the first companies in the world to offer a Nextant on a charter management certificate. Elite Aviation will also gain use of the STAjet facility at the John Wayne Airport (SNA).
STAjets will gain access to Elite's worldwide fleet of Gulfstream, Challenger, Falcon, and Hawker aircraft.
Elite Aviation has redefined the travel experience, serving the needs of high-net worth individuals and corporate executives delivering a complete luxury experience in the air and on the ground, fulfilling every imaginable need. Headquartered in Santa Ana, STAjets specializes in executive charter, aircraft management as well as sales and acquisitions. Offering a diverse fleet of aircraft and superior quality flight crews, STAjets provides a travel experience above and beyond its competitors in Orange County.
"Our new joint venture with STAjets allows Elite Aviation to quickly expand our footprint into Orange County and conveniently serve Irvine, Newport Beach and Northern San Diego County clientele," said Chris Holifield, President and CEO, Elite Aviation. "This move allows Elite Aviation to grow our fleet with a number of aircraft that provide additional short-range options to travelers, as well as to bring our unmatched 'Elite Aviation Experience' to Orange County."
"The joint venture with Elite Aviation opens up the world for STAjets, bringing us the ability to leverage Elite Aviation's global footprint and provide international presence for STAjets," said Kurt Belcher, President, STAjets. "STAjets will also gain access to Elite Aviation's larger aircraft, allowing us to offer increased passenger loads and longer flights."
The joint venture between the two companies is effective immediately. For more information on Elite Aviation visit www.eliteaviation.com or call (888) 988–JETS. For more information on STAjets visit www.stajets.com or call (949) 756-1111.
About Elite Aviation
Elite Aviation, LLC is a woman-owned global premier private jet company "experience" with a diverse fleet that can handle short and long-range flights worldwide. The company specializes in full-service aircraft management from turnkey acquisitions to maintenance to crew selection and aircraft sub-leasing. Elite Aviation has achieved the highest level of flight safety with receipt of the prestigious Platinum ARG/US and WYVERN certifications. The company serves the needs of high-net worth individuals and corporate executives delivering a complete luxury experience in the air and on the ground that fulfills every imaginable need. The Elite Aviation Experience…."This Is How We Do It!"
Superior Transportation Associates Inc. is a Part 135 approved air carrier authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration- Certificate # U50A45IL. Headquartered in Orange County, STAjets specializes in executive charter, aircraft management as well as sales and acquisitions. With a diverse fleet of aircraft and superior quality flight crews, STAjets provides a travel experience above and beyond the rest.
SOURCE Elite Aviation