Following the April launch of Aquila Aviation Ventures—a partnership between venture capital firm City+Ventures and business aircraft brokerage and consultancy Mente Group—the startup has created Four Corners Aviation. This new brand replaces Millbrook Air, a New York-based Part 135 operator and aircraft management firm owned by City+Ventures. Under the Four Corners brand and concept, it will serve as “a new platform to serve unmet industry needs” through Mente Group’s marketing services and City+Ventures’ aviation assets and financial capacity.
The intent of Four Corners is to offer “what consumers really want” from business aviation besides buying, selling, and operating aircraft, and that is access to transportation. “It’s not necessarily to buy or operate an aircraft,” said Four Corners president and CEO Cameron Gowans. “Consumers want access to what the aircraft provides: safe, simple, customized lift. They want a new way to fly, where they want it, when they want it.”
Aquila CEO Brian Proctor added that Four Corners plans to soon offer new products and services that will focus on supporting business aviation users.