Wheels Up launched a new business unit Wednesday that offers aircraft brokerage, acquisition, trade, and advisory services. With the addition of New York City-based Wheels Up Aircraft Sales, the company now offers comprehensive private aviation services, including private jet membership, aircraft management, and whole aircraft sales.
Former Jetcraft senior v-p of sales for the Americas Chris Brenner and co-founders of NetJets aircraft sales division QS Partners John Odegard and Seth Zlotkin are leading Wheels Up’s new business. The trio brings some 50 years of combined experience and more than $1 billion in aircraft transactions.
“Adding whole aircraft sales and advisory services has been part of our long-term vision for Wheels Up,” said company founder and CEO Kenny Dichter. “The timing is perfect in that we see a meaningful shift in the addressable market and overall interest in private flying. With this new platform, we will have the capability to support the entire lifecycle of a private flyer.”