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  • Sentient Jet Announces Exclusive Kentucky Derby Experiences, Including Breakfast Hosted By Brand Ambassador Bobby Flay And Derby Air Service

    The Preferred Private Aviation Partner of the Kentucky Derby®, Kentucky Oaks®, and Churchill Downs® offers the most luxurious way to experience the races for third consecutive year

    QUINCY, MA – April 19, 2018 – Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company, today announces its plans for the 2018 Kentucky Derby as the Preferred Private Aviation Partner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, Longines Kentucky Oaks, and Churchill Downs Racetrack for the third year in a row. A longtime supporter of the horseracing community, Sentient Jet once again offers the most luxurious way to experience “the most exciting two minutes in sports” with travel services through Derby Air powered by Sentient Jet and an exclusive breakfast hosted by Sentient Jet Brand Ambassador and horseracing aficionado, Chef Bobby Flay.

    “We are honored to reaffirm our longstanding support of the horseracing community, which so many of our Cardholders are involved in, by continuing our partnership with one of private aviation’s most popular sporting events, the Kentucky Derby,” said Andrew Collins, president and CEO of Sentient Jet. “We look forward to another exciting weekend of races in Louisville at horseracing’s most highly anticipated event and are thrilled to offer Cardholders the most convenient and luxurious way to enjoy the races from start to finish.”

    Building on the tradition established in 2017, Sentient Jet will kick off the races with a Derby Day Breakfast hosted by Bobby Flay on Saturday, May 5 at Louisville’s chic 21c Museum Hotel from 9:00-11:00AM. Flay, a passionate horseracing fan and Sentient Jet Brand Ambassador, will prepare a Kentucky-inspired menu featuring dishes like Johnny Cake Waffles with Blackberry Butter, Peach & Pecan Salad and Bourbon Maple Syrup and specialty cocktails like the bourbon-based Kentucky 95 and Blood Orange Mimosas for Cardholders. Additionally, Flay will share his betting tips and picks for the races.

    “There’s no place like Kentucky for enjoying a day at the races. Home to the Bourbon Trail and a long legacy of thoroughbreds, it’s the ultimate destination for celebrating the sport,” said Flay. “I’m looking forward to kicking off one of the most exciting sporting events with Sentient Jet this spring with a breakfast inspired by the heart of horseracing country.”

    Sentient Jet will offer travelers the most seamless way to travel to the races with Derby Air powered by Sentient Jet, which allows non-cardholders to book private jet travel to and from Louisville without a Jet Card commitment. Both Cardholders and Derby Air travelers flying to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks will enjoy a specially curated Kentucky Derby experience including a bespoke in-flight cocktail created by Flay. Sentient Jet Cardholders were also offered the opportunity to purchase tickets to the Derby’s other hospitality venues during their exclusive pre-sale period.

    Sentient Jet was named Preferred Private Aviation Partner of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and Churchill Downs in a multi-year agreement in 2016. The partnership expanded the company’s longtime presence in the horseracing community as sponsor of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and Fasig-Tipton.

    As one of the country’s leading private aviation companies, Sentient Jet provides clients with private flying opportunities for all their air travel needs. Sentient Jet offers its 25-Hour Jet Card in four jet-size options, allowing clients to purchase flight time on Light, Mid, Super-Mid, and Heavy aircraft as well as in two age classes (Preferred and Select), starting at just $124,825. The company recently announced the SJ25+ Jet Card, which starts at $224,275 and offers Cardholders guaranteed access to the most popular and luxurious Super-Mid Size Jets, all of which are Wi-Fi enabled. Sentient Jet Cardholders receive a rare combination of industry leading service at a tremendous value, complete with a one-year lock on all-inclusive hourly rates, with the added bonus of 15% discounts on hourly pricing for qualifying round-trip travel. Through Sentient Jet’s recently launched mobile app, Sentient Jet Cardholders can now also book private jet travel on-demand, as well as receive flight details, immediate assistance through a 24/7 live chat feature, and localized recommendations for exclusive benefits.

    About Sentient Jet

    Founded in 1999 and now an integral part of Directional Aviation, Sentient Jet is one of the leading private aviation companies in the country. The Sentient Jet Card Program offers clients the flexibility and convenience of flying private for their personal and business air travel needs with industry-leading value. Sentient Jet is known for outstanding service and a commitment to safety programs, including the industry’s first and only Independent Safety Advisory Board. Sentient Jet’s extensive network of certified operators ensures that clients will always have access to executive aircraft that meet their rigorous standards for safety and quality. Visit sentient.com for more information. You can also follow Sentient Jet on social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    Media Contact:
    Nike Communication, Inc.
    Hayley Karlan
    HKarlan@nikecomm.com
    646-654-3445

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  • Flexjet Launches Corporate Solutions to Complement Flight Department Needs

    Flexjet announces Corporate Solutions by Flexjet, which will partner with corporate flight departments to increase the efficiency of their operations, control costs, rationalize their fleets and improve service.

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  • Flexjet Supports Pilots’ Effort to Decertify Teamsters Local 1108 as Their Union

    Flexjet LLC, a leading provider of fractional jet ownership and the only provider to offer Red Label by Flexjet, today announced support of its pilots’ right to change their union representation.

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  • Constant Aviation Selected as Launch Dealer for Innov8 Cabin Solution’s New CABINFLEX COMMAND and CAST

    Affordable and Modern Cabin Management Solutions. CLEVELAND, OHIO — March 19, 2018 – Constant Aviation, a national full-service MRO, and Innov8 Cabin Solutions (Innov8) , a supplier of affordable and flexible cabin upgrade products, announced today that they have entered into an Agreement naming Constant Aviation the launch dealer for the debut of Innov8’s CABINFLEX […]

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  • Win a Private Jet Experience to Cabo San Lucas

    Flexjet and its Chairman, Kenn Ricci, announce a co-sponsored Instagram contest with a prize that includes a private jet excursion to Marquis Los Cabos, the famed resort on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.

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  • Nextant Aerospace Awarded T-1A Avionics Modernization Program Contract

  • Nextant Aerospace as a Subcontractor to Field Aerospace Awarded T-1A Modernization Contract for United States Air Force
  • T-1A (Military Derivative of Beechjet/Hawker 400XP) to Receive Pro Line 21 Cockpit Upgrade
  • Nextant Aerospace Continues Focused Expansion in Military and Special Missions Aviation
  • CLEVELAND, OHIO, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – Nextant Aerospace, builders of the 400XTi, G90XT, and Challenger 604XT, announced today that it has been awarded the United States Air Force (USAF)T-1A Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) Contract as a subcontractor to Field Aerospace.

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  • Nextant Aerospace Receives Final FAA Certification for G90XT Turbo Prop

    • Nextant Receives FAA Certification That Integrates New and Novel, Single-Lever Power Control Technology with Previously Certified Engine and Avionics Combination
    • G90XT is World’s First Turbo Prop to Feature Single-Lever Power Control Technology with a Complete Electronic Engine Control System
    • G90XT Represents First Technology Breakthrough For King Air Market in Decades

    CLEVELAND, OHIO, Tuesday, February 06, 2018 – Nextant Aerospace, builders of the 400XTi, and newly announced Challenger 604XT, today announced that it had received the final piece of FAA certification that combines the new single-lever power control system with the previously certified engine and avionics combination on the G90XT turbo-prop aircraft.

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  • Prestigious Aviation Award Named After Constant Aviation Chairman

    • Living Legends of Aviation Renames Its Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award after Kenn Ricci
    • Emphasis on Building the Next Generation of Aviation Innovators

    CLEVELAND, OHIO, January 22, 2018 –One of the world’s most esteemed aviation awards has been renamed to honor Constant Aviation Chairman Kenn Ricci. On January 19, 2018, the Living Legends of Aviation honored him by renaming its annual award for lifetime accomplishments in aviation entrepreneurship the “Kenn Ricci Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award.”

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  • Prestigious Aviation Award Named After Sentient Jet Chairman

    Living Legends of Aviation Renames Its Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award after Kenn Ricci

    Emphasis on Building the Next Generation of Aviation Innovators

    BOSTON, January 22, 2018 – One of the world’s most esteemed aviation awards has been renamed to honor Sentient Jet Chairman Kenn Ricci. On January 19, 2018, the Living Legends of Aviation honored him by renaming its annual award for lifetime accomplishments in aviation entrepreneurship the “Kenn Ricci Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award.”

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  • Prestigious Aviation Award Named After Constant Aviation Chairman

    Living Legends of Aviation Renames Its Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award after Kenn Ricci Emphasis on Building the Next Generation of Aviation Innovators CLEVELAND, OHIO — January 22, 2018 – One of the world’s most esteemed aviation awards has been renamed to honor Constant Aviation Chairman Kenn Ricci. On January 19, 2018, the Living Legends of […]

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  • Prestigious Aviation Award Named After Flexjet Chairman

    Living Legends of Aviation Renames Its Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award after Kenn Ricci. Emphasis on Building the Next Generation of Aviation Innovators.

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  • Flexjet and Go Rentals Partner to Extend Red Label by Flexjet Service to Event Experiences

    Flexjet today announced its partnership with Go Rentals, an elite car rental service company that exclusively serves the private jet industry.

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  • Flexjet Is the Official Aviation Partner for the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship

    Flexjet announced its continued sponsorship as official Aviation Partner for the St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship taking place December 14-17, 2017.

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  • Sentient Jet and PinnacleCare Renew Partnership

    PinnacleCare to Continue Providing Sentient Jet Cardholders with Expert Healthcare Advisory Services for Second Consecutive Year

    QUINCY, MA – November 15, 2017 – Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation Company and the inventor of the Jet Card, and PinnacleCare, a private health advisory firm that guides clients through complex healthcare challenges and facilitates access to the country’s top doctors and hospitals, today announce plans to extend the companies’ partnership into its second year. The partnership, which launched in January 2017, provides Sentient Jet Cardholders with premier access to medical evacuation and expert healthcare advisory services whether at home or abroad.

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  • Constant Aviation Holds Grand Opening Event at its Newest Facility in Mesa, AZ

    Bringing More Than 150 Jobs to Support Growing West Coast Customer Base CLEVELAND, OHIO — Nov. 7, 2017 – Constant Aviation, a full-service MRO (Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Company) with a nationwide network, will be celebrating the grand opening of its Mesa, Arizona, location with a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Located […]

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