Tulsa-Based Part 135 Retires Fleet of Learjet 35s and Modernizes Towards Aggressive National Growth

Posted on: October 14th, 2016

Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 14, 2016 – Omni Air Transport, a leading aircraft management and air charter operator with over 33 years of experience in the industry, announced its plans to retire its fleet of Learjet 35s.

Omni Air Transport began charter operations in the Oklahoma market in 1983 with its first Learjet 35 and has since expanded into a full fleet of light through heavy jets throughout the country. Today, it manages and operates 11 aircraft, including the Learjet 45XR, Learjet 60XR, Legacy 600, Gulfstream G450 and Challenger 604. Omni plans to replace its Learjet 35s with the Learjet 40XR.

“It is with mixed emotions that we retire the Learjet 35 at Omni Air Transport. I came up in the industry starting on the 35 and it’s the foundation for our company’s growth. We operated our LJ35 fleet at a high tempo over the past three decades, but their age was starting to show in maintenance reliability, so we made the decision to replace them with the Learjet 40XR, also a very capable and charterable jet for us. We’re planning to have our first Learjet 40XR on our certificate by the end of the year,” says Dan Burnstein, CEO of Omni Air Transport.

Omni Air Transport has also kicked off an aggressive growth plan to expand their local charter base presence around the country. It opened its first expansion base in New Orleans in August 2016 at the historic Lakefront Airport and is rapidly building a solid foundation for its management/charter services in this region. Omni Air Transport occupies space in the new Wedell Hangar, which was a post- Katrina rebuild and the cornerstone for new private air tenancy at the airport.

“Opening a full-service facility in the New Orleans market is an exciting step for Omni Air Transport. We believe there is tremendous opportunity for area aircraft owners through southern Louisiana and Mississippi to take advantage of our management and charter services to earn revenue on their planes. And we believe there is equal opportunity for area businesses and families to enjoy our premium private air services. We think the New Orleans base is going to be a big add to our company and service model,” according to Mike Skow, President of Omni Air Transport.

Omni Air Transport is accredited with ARGUS Platinum, Wyvern Wingman and IS- BAO Stage II safety credentials. It is a preferred charter airlift provider with the DOD and has been granted operational access to Washington National (DCA) through the DOT/TSA Direct Access Standard Security Program.

Omni Air Transport is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with satellite bases in Oklahoma City, Nashville and New Orleans. Omni Air Transport is a recognized industry leader and safety-accredited air service provider with over 33 years of experience in aircraft management, air charter and aircraft acquisition, sales and brokerage services. It has earned the highest credentials in safety and service, as well as preferred air charter contractor status with the United States Government. Omni Air Transport operates a wide range of state-of-the-art, executive-style aircraft and has FAA-designated international authority to operate worldwide.

Visit www.flyomni.com to learn more about the company’s professional air charter, Skypass jet card, aircraft management and aircraft acquisition, sales and brokerage services.

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For more information, contact:

Jasper Athwal
Director of Business Development
3217 N. Sheridan Road
Tulsa, OK 74115
jathwal@flyomni.com
(918) 710-4000