IRVINE, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JetSuite, the nation's fastest growing private jet charter company, today announced the appointment of Frank Buratti as its Vice President Technical and System Operations. Buratti brings nearly 30 years of operations experience in the aviation sector and has overseen maintenance for hundreds of high-utilization commercial jets.
"I am thrilled to welcome this seasoned industry veteran to the JetSuite team," said CEO Alex Wilcox. "Frank offers unrivaled operational knowledge and will play a critical role as we upgrade our maintenance capabilities in anticipation of strong growth this year."
In addition to his work as Director System Operations at JetBlue Airways, Buratti has also served the airline in leadership roles including Safety and Director of Maintenance. During his 14+ year career at JetBlue, Buratti oversaw all line, maintenance control and heavy maintenance and helped develop JetBlue's Technical Operations Training manual as well as its safety incident tracking system. Prior positions include Deputy Maintenance Manager at El Al Israel and Avionics Technician at Pan American Airlines. Buratti served in the United States Air Force for four years as a Crew Chief on the F5 at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
Buratti holds a Bachelors Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from The College of Aeronautics. He also achieved an MBA in Aviation Management from Dowling College.
JetSuite's vision to provide the freedom and exhilaration of private air travel to more people than ever is realized through transparent pricing, efficient operations, acute attention to detail, acclaimed customer service, and industry-leading safety practices. Offering a WiFi-equipped fleet of Phenom 100s and JetSuite Edition CJ3s, the company continues to redefine private aviation. Under the leadership of CEO Alex Wilcox, a JetBlue founding executive, JetSuite is rated Platinum by ARG/US, the highest possible safety rating in the private jet industry. In addition, the FAA's 2012 & 2013 Diamond Award of Excellence and NATA's 2012 & 2013 Five Star Award were bestowed upon JetSuite for the achievements of the company's highly regarded maintenance department.