NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tempus Jets, Inc., a private aviation company and subsidiary of Orion Air Group, LLC, recently acquired Global Trip Support, LLC, of Las Vegas, Nevada. The new company, Tempus Global Trip Support, LLC, will be based in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and will continue to provide premier international flight planning services for individuals, corporations and governments.
The acquisition allows Tempus Jets to expand their aviation service capabilities, which include charter brokerage and aircraft sales and management, while allowing Global Trip Support access to Tempus Jets' worldwide offices and resources, including the largest operated fleet of Bombardier Global Express aircraft in the world.
Rick Wolfer, founder and president of Global Trip Support, will continue in his role of president at the newly formed Tempus Global Trip Support. Wolfer, a 32-year veteran of the aviation industry, previously held successful positions at Vulcan Flight Management and other international flight support communities before founding Global Trip Support in 2005. When asked to define what makes his company different from his competitors, Wolfer stated, "Global Trip Support has been successful because I believe in personal attention, competitive prices and a billing statement that my clients can actually read and understand. Client satisfaction has always been, and will always remain, my top priority."
Scott Terry, CEO of Orion Air Group and Tempus Jets, affirmed, "As Tempus Jets was a former, satisfied client of Global Trip Support, the acquisition seemed like a natural fit. It only makes sense for us to have an in-house capability for all international travel needs as we continue to expand our business globally and strategically."
Tempus Global Trip Support supports avgas and piston aircraft international trips and provides optimized flight planning via a 24/7/365 operations center. For business aircraft clients interested in fuel optimization, Tempus Global Trip Support will offer proprietary technology that calculates real-time fuel cost savings and suggests tankering opportunities for maximum savings. For trips to Europe, Tempus Global Trip Support offers carbon emissions management tools designed to be 100% compliant with the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS).
About Tempus Jets
Tempus Jets, Inc., an Orion Air Group, LLC, subsidiary, provides a comprehensive range of aviation services for individuals, corporations and government clients without the hassle of fractional ownership. Tempus Jets service capabilities include FAA Part 135 charter operations; charter brokerage; aircraft sales, leasing and management; international trip support; fuel; carbon emissions management; and FAA Part 145 maintenance repair facilities. Tempus Jets prides itself on its superior charter service by offering every client a discreet, personal charter coordinator who provides assistance at every stage of the charter — from preflight planning to postflight debrief — and recommends aircraft that fit individual travel requirements and preferences, from turboprops to heavy jets. At Tempus Jets, safety is a top priority and as such, meticulous safety records are thoroughly maintained on all our aircraft. For more information on Tempus Jets, Inc., please call 1.877.6.TEMPUS (683-6787) or visit http://www.tempusjets.com.
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