Volato Launches Aircraft Management Division

 - August 12, 2022, 11:23 AM
Fractional and charter HondaJet operator Volato has introduced an aircraft management division that can provide services to HondaJet owners anywhere in the U.S. (Photo: Curt Epstein/AIN)

Fractional HondaJet operator Volato has launched its own aircraft management division following the integration of its purchase of Houston-based aircraft management and charter provider Gulf Coast Aviation (GCA) earlier this year.

Volato Aircraft Management Services will specialize in HondaJets as well as select large cabins and Beechcraft King Airs, which were the previous focus of GCA’s managed fleet. It will provide owners with a full range of capabilities such as crew staffing, payroll, maintenance, hangarage, and reservations. Aircraft can also be entered into the company’s Part 135 charter operations to generate revenue and offset costs. Other benefits include the use of Volato’s concierge team, access to a range of aircraft for different missions, financial benefits from economies of scale, and streamlined reporting.

Atlanta-based Volato, which currently operates a fleet of 11 HondaJets around the U.S. with an additional 18 on order, has achieved IS-BAO Stage 2 and Argus Platinum safety ratings.

In the four months since the closing of the acquisition, the company has increased its managed fleet by 40 percent according to Clinton Holmes, former president of GCA, and now president of Volato AMS. “Our new owners have been attracted by the Volato model, our team’s deep expertise, and commitment to safety.”