Aircraft Management and Private Jet Charter Specialist Key Air Continues to Attract Notable Aviation Professionals to its Leadership Team

Updated: July 25, 2013

Key Air, a leading national provider of worldwide executive jet charter services, best-in-class aircraft management and FBO services is pleased to announce the recent addition of industry veteran Jim Bennett to its executive team as the Vice President of Flight Operations. Also joining Key Air as its Manager of Business Operations is aviation professional Bill Ekstrom.

[PRWeb press release] — Key Air, a leading national provider of best-in-class aircraft management and worldwide executive jet charter services is pleased to announce the appointment of 40 year aviation veteran Jim Bennett as its Vice President of Flight Operations and experienced aviation professional Bill Ekstrom as its Manager of Business Operations.

Prior to joining Key Air, Mr. Bennett held a similar position for 135 operator, Jet Access, where he contributed significantly to enhancing the certificate and growth of their fleet. With a career spanning over 40 years in aviation, his experience and knowledge will be beneficial to Key Air’s day-to-day operations. As a well-respected and experienced pilot, Mr. Bennett has flown over 21,000 hours and holds type ratings in the following aircraft: Boeing 727, Citation 500/550, Challenger 604, Falcon 50, DC-A26 & DC-3, Gulfstream V, Hawker 800, Westwind, and Learjets. He was also a CAM, GV Check Airman and Standards Captain at Tag Aviation. At Key Air, he will be current and qualified to fly private charter in the G450/550 and GV types including a Check Airman Status making him an even more valuable member of the team.

“I am proud to be part of an organization that exemplifies excellence in its flight operations and product offering while embodying safety at its core. I look forward to working alongside the Key Air team as we continue to expand and provide best-in-class aircraft management and worldwide executive jet charter services to meet our clients’ needs,” stated Jim Bennett.

“We are fortunate to have secured an extremely qualified individual for the Vice President of Flight Operations position. Jim Bennett brings over 40 years of professional aviation experience to Key Air and will be instrumental in ensuring Key Air continues to operate at the highest safety standards in the industry,” commented Key Air’s President and CEO, Greg Kinsella.

Mr. Ekstrom joins Key Air with an extensive background in sales, flight operations and project management. His varied experience will be instrumental to his role in developing and enhancing processes that continue to provide industry leading, customer-focused services to Key Air’s aircraft management and charter clients. Formerly with Cessna Aircraft Company and CitationAir for over eight years, Mr. Ekstrom was a Business Development and Sales Manager responsible for developing CitationAir’s product and for building relationships with existing customers. Mr. Ekstrom earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds a commercial pilot and CFI/CFII/MEII certificates.

“Bill Ekstrom brings a great deal of experience to this vital role enabling Key Air to provide the highest quality of service in the most efficient and effective way,” said Greg Kinsella. “I am thrilled by the level of aviation professionals which Key Air continues to attract and excited to have such a dynamic leadership team with which to work while enhancing the quality of Key Air’s service delivery.”

About Key Air

For over 27 years, Key Air has been an industry leader in worldwide jet charter, aircraft management, and FBO services. The success of its remote aircraft management model extends to nine base locations nationally. Key Air also has Fixed Base Operations and private aviation terminal space in strategic locations nationwide to provide a seamless private air travel experience. With convenient proximity to major U.S. cities like New York, Boston and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Key Air can deliver a more efficient and streamlined alternative to the often congested airports in each of these locations. Key Air’s FBO facilities include: Keystone FBO Services (OXC) in Oxford, CT and Key Air Twin Cities (ANE) just outside Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.

For more information about Key Air and our offerings, visit us at or call at 888.539.2471

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