Odyssey Aviation Kissimmee (KISM) at Kissimmee Gateway Airport will be a member of the elite Paragon Network™ as of January 1st, 2018.
Odyssey Aviation Kissimmee’s first-class FBO offers an executive lobby, private pilot lounge, flight planning office with WSI weather briefing, and more! Their ramp can handle up to a 737-400 and has 100,000 sq. ft. of hangar space. If you’re headed to Disney World or Universal Studios, they are only 30 minutes away making this the perfect location to fly into. They are also the closest FBO to the Orlando Convention Center making them the best location for all your business and vacation needs. Odyssey Aviation Kissimmee is owned by the Quantem FBO Group, LLC, an FBO acquisition and aviation consulting company. They announced their partnership with Odyssey Aviation Bahamas in February 2017.
“We provide excellent service with a great facility at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM). Our Detroit location at Willow Run Airport (KYIP) has experienced growth through the Paragon Network™,” stated Ken Allison, CEO of Quantem FBO Group. “The exceptional value we have seen made bringing this location into Paragon Aviation Group an easy decision.”
“We are thrilled to add Odyssey Aviation Kissimmee to our steadily growing network,” stated Mike Delk, President & CEO of Paragon Aviation Group™. “The greatest compliment we at Paragon can receive from our members is having them add additional FBO locations. It tells me we are executing on the services we provide, and they value what we do. I’ve worked with Ken and his team for many years and I know they have a passion for delivering excellent customer service. Our team is looking forward to promoting this FBO and working together to help them grow.”
The Paragon Network™ is a distinguished membership of independent FBO’s that provide an elite experience to general aviation travelers around the world. Paragon Aviation Group™ performs a comprehensive audit of the facility and services offered to ensure the quality of the member base before any FBO joins The Paragon Network™. Each member FBO must comply with a set of strategically developed core standards to remain in the group. Paragon Aviation Group™ facilitates The Paragon Network™.
Paragon Aviation Group™ is a family business comprised of Mike Delk, Megan Barnes and Molly LeBlanc. With their combined industry experience of over 75 years they have introduced an exciting new industry platform for premier aviation service providers.
Click here to read the Paragon Network December 2017 newsletter.
Shanghai/ Luxembourg, 22 November 2017- Luxaviation Group, the world’s second largest private aviation group, today announced a strategic collaboration with US Paragon Aviation Group™, the facilitator of The Paragon Network™, creating a FBO network of 52 FBOs around the world of which 25 are in the USA.
The strategic collaboration includes Luxaviation Group FBO management company, ExecuJet, Paragon Aviation Group™ and BAA (owned by CMIG Aviation and part of the China Minsheng Investment Group), which provides high-level aircraft management services for business jet owners in the Greater China region.
The ExecuJet Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) will join the Paragon Network™ in the coming months, herewith doubling the size of the Paragon Network™ and providing a substantial international presence.
In addition, The Paragon Network™ will see its traffic increase significantly as they are now the preferred FBOs for both Luxaviation Group and BAA’s combined fleet of more than 300 business jets.
Patrick Hansen, CEO of Luxaviation Group said: “We are proud to have the opportunity to combine our expertise and create an even larger FBO network of more than 50 FBOs.” Ettore Poggi, Group FBO Director, adds: “We have a strong commitment to service excellence and Paragon Aviation Group™ enhances and extends our high-quality standards of services which we offer to our clients throughout our FBOs.”
Mike Delk, President and CEO of Paragon Aviation Group™ added: “The agreement with Luxaviation Group, including BAA and ExecuJet, will increase the traffic in our FBOs. We are looking forward to bringing the expertise of two elite FBO networks together to enhance the customer experience as they travel around the world.”
President of CMIG Aviation Mr. Zhu Yimin said: “Joining forces with the Paragon Network™ will undoubtedly help Luxaviation Group play a highly important role in the further growth and development of its activities in the US business aviation market.”
About Paragon Aviation Group™ LLC
Paragon Aviation Group™ LLC is a distinguished network of 27 independent FBOs that provide an elite experience to general aviation travelers world-wide. Paragon Aviation Group™ performs a comprehensive audit of the facility and services offered to ensure the quality of the member base before any FBO joins The Paragon Network™. Each member FBO must comply with a set of strategically developed core standards to remain in the group.
About Luxaviation Group
Luxaviation is one of the largest private aviation operators worldwide, currently managing more than 260 aircraft under the most stringent safety standards. The company’s commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of 15 regional civil aviation issued air-operating certificates (AOCs). Luxaviation manages 25 world-class FBO facilities and 15 maintenance centres worldwide, certified to work on most business jets. Luxaviation currently employs more than 1,700 employees worldwide. Further information: www.luxaviation.com.
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