Executive AirShare continues to gain momentum from capital improvements with the opening of its new Operation Center in the Wichita market. The nation’s third-largest fractional aircraft provider recently moved into a new facility at Col. James Jabara Airport (AAO), increasing its hangar space in the Air Capital by 35 percent.
The 25 Wichita employees move into this new facility with two hangars totaling 27,000 square feet and an adjoining 7,000-square-foot office from the company’s previous facility at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT). The company’s aircraft and employees will now be located closer to customers at Jabara, Wichita’s primary executive and business aviation airport.
“This move allows us to facilitate Wichita customers with greater efficiency and service,” says Harry Mitchel, Executive AirShare’s chief operating officer. “Wichita, as our first home, will always be an important location for us. This demonstrates that commitment to the market.”
Jabara Airport’s location and convenience assists in recruiting trips for Gregg Marshall, Wichita State University men’s basketball coach.
“During the season, after a typical day of practice, at 6 p.m., I can jump in a plane and I could be at a game at 7 in Arkansas,” Marshall says. “Executive AirShare is great at making a game plan so the trip can be successful and we can get a win out of the trip. Preparation is the mother of victory and they do a great job in being prepared.”
With the upgraded Jabara facility, Executive AirShare acts as an authorized service center for Embraer aircraft. The company flies the Embraer Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 aircraft as part of its advanced young fleet. The Wichita move follows a facility upgrade at Executive AirShare’s base at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport in 2015 and the company’s move to its new headquarters in Lenexa, Kan., in April.