Bob Marinace Joins Solairus Management Team

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private-jet_-bob_-marinace-copySolairus Aviation appoints Bob Marinace Executive Vice President.

Manhattan (May 13, 2013) – Solairus Aviation announced today that industry veteran Bob Marinace has been appointed as Executive Vice President, effective immediately. Marinace brings over 30 years of aviation experience to Solairus and has held senior leadership positions for several business aviation service companies. A specialist in organizational development, Marinace has extensive experience in large fleet operations, sales, client services, process improvement, and a proven track record of business development. Marinace has also served on the National Air Transportation Association Board of Directors, the Air Charter Safety Foundation Executive Board, and has been a member of several FAA Aviation regulatory and advisory groups. Marinace has also received the coveted Flight Safety Foundation and NBAA Safety Awards.

Working from Solairus’ Manhattan office, Marinace will continue to develop the company’s expansion on the East Coast.

“Solairus has experienced a tremendous amount of growth in the past twelve months, as the market is clearly responding to its decentralized and transparent approach towards aircraft management,” Marinace explained. “Personally, I have also been especially impressed with Solairus’ strategy of ensuring that the necessary infrastructure needed to support a substantial East Coast management and charter sales effort was in place prior to expanding the fleet. Serving as the company’s new Executive Vice President, I look forward to helping the team build on its East Coast momentum, while discovering and capturing new business opportunities abroad.”

For Solairus Chairman and CEO, Dan Drohan, Marinace’s appointment is the latest proof that Solairus has become a destination employer.

“I am a firm believer that business aviation is a people business where talented individuals create your competitive advantage,” Drohan said. “Our executive team has always placed our clients’ satisfaction, company-wide safety, and the well being of our staff ahead of outside interests and distractions. Solairus is about people, not planes. These priorities are starting to catch the industry’s attention, leading Solairus to become a destination employer that is capable of attracting an executive of Bob’s caliber. Bob is certain to make an immediate impact in our East Coast efforts as he leverages decades of successful leadership in what is easily one of the world’s most competitive markets. He’ll be tasked with fleet development, increasing our charter sales presence, identifying new marketing and partnership opportunities, and flying the Solairus flag high above our Manhattan office for our locally based clients. Working alongside a talented regional charter sales team and a network of flight coordinators in the area, Bob is sure to build upon our existing East Coast success.”

About Solairus Aviation:

Solairus is a US-based private aviation services company whose core business is assisting aircraft owners with the safe, reliable, and efficient management and operation of their aircraft. Our services are customized to meet the client’s individual travel and financial requirements, and to support their flight operation with the highest standards of safety and personalized service, regardless of the location of the aircraft.

Solairus was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Solairus has over twenty-five base locations across the United States, Europe and Asia, employing more than two hundred flight crew and support personnel to operate a fleet currently numbering over fifty aircraft. Solairus is an Aviation Research Group/US Platinum-Rated and Wyvern Wingman certified charter operator. Solairus has also received the NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award and is an IS-BAO stage two certified company. Solairus offers a full range of services in addition to aircraft management, which includes aircraft charter sales, aviation support services, and consulting. For more information about Solairus Aviation, visit or call 800-359-7861.

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