iFuel appoints Elite Flying as US sales agent


iFuel signs an agreement with Michael Mackonochie of Elite Flying.

iFuel has signed an agreement with Michael Mackonochie, founder of Elite Flying, to be its General Sales Agent for the North Americas covering the USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. As a charter brokerage, Elite Flying markets a number of aircraft (including a Boeing BBJ, Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream G450, GIII and a Learjet 60).

“Its an exciting time for iFuel as it approaches its first year of operations and I’m anticipating that with the North America’s signing we’ll be able to quickly develop a client base that utilises the services internationally,” said Mackonochie.

“Initially I’ll be focusing on promoting the fuel sales but see this as a platform for developing future products in conjunction with the team. There is a lot of potential from this region,” Mackonochie added.

iFuel was formed just under a year ago by a London-based charter broker Open Aero, fuel supplier Jet Aero Fuels (JAF) and Switzerland-based 28 East Group.

Rinad El-Rabaa, president of iFuel, said: “We’re extremely well established in the Russian and CIS market but understand we must capitalise on the international nature of business aviation. The North Americas is still an incredibly important market in business aviation so it was a logical next step to appoint an enthusiastic professional to join the iFuel business.”

“We know Michael has an impressive contact database and look forward to supporting the expansion of the North American business,” added El-Rabaa.