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Chantilly Air Appoints Jimmy Thate to Lead New FBO

Manassas, VA, March 24, 2020 – Chantilly Air announced today that Jimmy Thate has joined their growing team of aviation professionals to lead the Company’s new, state-of-the-art FBO. Jimmy comes to Chantilly Air with a wealth of experience, having spent the last eight years building relationships and creating personalized customer experience at FBO locations.

“I am beyond excited to have this amazing opportunity to offer an exceptional experience for customers at the new Chantilly Air FBO”, Thate added. “With our new facility consisting of 60,000 square feet of hangar space, more than 24,000 square feet of office space and ramp access for arriving and departing aircraft, I know we will offer the exclusivity that no other FBO can for the Northern Virginia and Washington DC traveler. I am blessed to step into this new avenue of business while maintaining the culture and reputation that Chantilly Air is known for. This new offering of FBO services is going to be a great success for our business and Customers.”

Tim Sullivan, Chantilly Air’s Chief Operating Office added, “We are fortunate to have Jimmy join the Chantilly Air Team as our FBO Operations General Manager. As we bring world class FBO services to Washington D.C.’s it is important that our Team be led by the best. I’ve had the opportunity to see Jimmy’s customer service and leadership skills in action and look forward to having Pilots and Clients experience this at our new FBO.”

Manassas Regional Airport accounts for thirty percent of general aviation activity in the Commonwealth of Virginia. With direct access to Washington D.C. via train, express lanes on I-95 and I-66 the airport and Chantilly Air’s FBO is advantageous for business aviation travelers. Wait and taxi times do not exist at Manassas as there are no commercial aircraft to compete with. In addition, Clients experience the privacy, convenience and flexibility they expect by having ramp access to their aircraft. With their expansion into the FBO market Chantilly Air will be Washington D.C.’s only turnkey aviation solutions provider, offering aircraft management, charter, maintenance, sales, hangar and fueling services all under one roof. Chantilly Air anticipates a late summer completion date for their FBO facility.

About Chantilly Air, Inc.

Chantilly Air is one of the largest and most established jet operators based in the Washington DC Metro Area. Chantilly Air provides a range of aviation asset management services including Aircraft Maintenance, Charter, Management, Storage and Fueling.

Chantilly Air is a Wyvern Wingman rated and IS-BAO Stage III Registered operator due to their excellent safety record, superior equipment, processes and strict adherence to best industry practices.

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Caleb Stitely, Marketing and Client Relations Manager
Chantilly Air
10761 James Payne Ct
Manassas, Virginia 20110
[email protected]