Priester Aviation adds five private jets to fleet


Operator Priester Aviation has added five business jets to its managed fleet since the fourth quarter (Q4) of last year.

The new aircraft, including Embraer and Bombardier jets, are based in the US. The Chicago-headquartered company said it will support the new aircraft for Part 91 owner use and will facilitate crew and dispatch, maintenance coordination, administration and financial services. Some of the aircraft will also be entered into the firm’s charter services under Part 135.

Four of the jets – an Embraer Phenom 300, Embraer Praetor 500, Nextant 400XT and Cessna Citation XLS – are based at Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK), Illinois. The final jet, a Bombardier Challenger 300, is based at Dallas Love Field (KDAL), Texas.

“Aircraft owners are discovering the advantages of Priester Aviation and how we’re able to help them achieve their aviation goals,” said Rich Ropp, president, Priester Aviation. “They receive the full support and capabilities of the biggest national operations, but they also receive the individual attention of a personal flight department. When there’s a question about the aircraft, they can talk to one person directly without getting lost in a massive, impersonal company.”