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Directional Aviation Acquires PrivateFly, Creating One of the World’s Largest Providers of Digital On-Demand Private Jet Travel

 

Cleveland, OH – September 5, 2018 – OneSky, LLC, part of Directional Aviation and home to some of the world’s most respected private aviation companies including Skyjet, Sentient Jet and Flexjet, today announced it has acquired United Kingdom-headquartered PrivateFly, a leading global digital booking service for private jet charter flights. PrivateFly is expected to combine with Skyjet, OneSky’s existing brokerage group and a pioneer in aviation technology for more than 20 years, to create one of the world’s largest online booking platforms for private jet charter, one with a robust digital platform and a physical geography and assets tailored for countries on four continents.

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Living Legends of Aviation

Ricci, Lacy To Be Honored as Aviation Living Legends

Directional Aviation Capital principal Kenn Ricci, veteran aviator and business aviation executive Clay Lacy, helicopter approach pioneer Steve Hickock and longtime pilot Peter Paul Luce are among the honorees of the 14th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards. They will be recognized at an event on January 20 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

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Kenn Ricci Receives the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Distinguished Alumni Award

“When the time comes to review your life’s work by standards other than what car you drove or how many stock options the board of directors awarded you, you will experience the all-too-rare satisfaction of knowing you aligned your principles with your actions, in business as in the rest of your life. You didn’t cut corners or compromise on the things that really mattered. You were more than just a successful manager and leader—you were admired and respected as honest and full of integrity. You were someone’s hero. And you were somebody people could trust.” – Kenn Ricci, Management by Trust

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Kenn Ricci of Directional Aviation Joins Stonebriar Commercial Finance Board

Stonebriar Commercial Finance (“Stonebriar”) is pleased to announce it has acquired the Guggenheim Business Aircraft Investments team, led by Nicholas M. Sandler, along with 16 aircraft under long term leases with an asset value in excess of $220 million. Sandler, from Guggenheim Partners, served as portfolio manager for the Guggenheim Aircraft Opportunity Fund (“GAOF”), the first ever co-mingled investment vehicle dedicated to business aviation.

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