Solairus Expands Headquarters

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Solairus adds three additional East Coast charter sales team members, increases administration personnel, and nearly doubles their California-based corporate headquarters.

San Francisco (Mar 20, 2013) –

Solairus Aviation has significantly increased its East Coast presence with today’s announcement that the company has hired three additional charter sales professionals to the team. Northeastern charter market veterans Brian Velelis and Tony Ciaravino will be based out of Solairus’ Manhattan regional sales office, while Lisa Denny will help further establish the company’s presence in the Washington, D.C. area. Velelis, Ciaravino, and Denny will all concentrate on expanding the company’s national and international retail client base in two of the largest markets in the country.

Solairus has also secured additional flight coordinators, dispatchers, accountants, and maintenance personnel to provide increased support for the company’s growing managed private aircraft fleet and charter market share. An ambitious renovation of the company’s corporate headquarters will nearly double the available square footage and allow for future expansion to help accommodate current growth and projected positive sales forecasts.

Solairus Chairman and CEO, Dan Drohan, attributes his team’s commitment to client service as the motivating factor to expand the company’s capabilities.

“The absolute last thing you want to do in a service-based, relationship driven business is over-promise and under-deliver,” Drohan explained. “So while we are continuing to broaden our management services and simultaneously striving to bolster our charter sales presence in highly competitive markets, we have never lost sight of the need to continue to exceed our current client-base’s high expectations. This balancing act is only achievable by having the absolute best people on your side answering the phones, placing orders, turning wrenches, and completing safe flight operations in a truly 24/7, 365 work environment. Our efforts to establish Solairus as a destination employer that places people first has resulted in an outstanding recruitment effort that has seen our ranks galvanized by the industry’s brightest talents, and our newly renovated headquarters will be the latest proud symbol of our collective accomplishments. By investing in our infrastructure, ensuring that we have more than ample resources for any task at hand, we are demonstrating our commitment to routinely over-deliver to our highly valued clients.”

About Solairus Aviation:

Solairus is a full-service aviation asset management company that provides clients with expertise in acquiring and operating a wide range of private aircraft.

Solairus Aviation is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and has over twenty-five base locations across the United States and Europe. Solairus is an Aviation Research Group/US Platinum-rated charter operator with a fleet of over 50 managed aircraft. After completion of an intense operations and safety systems audit, the ARG/US Platinum rating has only been awarded to 5% of the world’s charter operators that have demonstrated that their procedures meet or exceed industry “Best Practices” in all phases. Solairus has also received the NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award and is an IS-BAO 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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