This website uses cookies
More information
Site Filter — Worldwide / All Aircraft
Wilcox leads day-based programme at Flexjet
Flexjet CEO Michael Silvestro and incoming VP of sales Clay Wilcox began their aviation careers together. Now Wilcox has been tasked with helping Silvestro develop a fractional programme based on days not hours.
The Gulfstream G650 is part of Red Label by Flexjet.

Cleveland, Ohio-headquartered Flexjet has appointed 28-year industry veteran Clay Wilcox as VP of sales. Wilcox will lead the company's Gulfstream G650 days-based shared ownership model, aimed at high utilisation large cabin customers. The programme will start with two home bases, New York City and London, two of Flexjet's most popular business and personal destinations.

“When the traditional fractional programme was created 35 years ago, customers purchased hours for segments that were approximately two-hour trips,” explains CEO Michael Silvestro. “In our new programme, we have changed the primary currency of hours to a days-based model which is much more consistent with traditional whole aircraft ownership.

“In today's business world, international travel is in demand, which has led to this creative approach. Clay is the perfect leader as he understands both the needs of the whole aircraft owner as well as the fractional owner.”

Silvestro and Wilcox began their aviation careers together and have watched the industry evolve, giving Wilcox the perspective needed to introduce this offering. Most recently Wilcox was with NetJets for 11 years as regional VP of sales and a senior sales executive with whole aircraft division QS Partners.

The Gulfstream G650 is part of Red Label by Flexjet, which features flight crews dedicated to a single aircraft, a young fleet and custom LXi cabin interiors.

“This is the most revolutionary model of accessing an aircraft that I have been a part of,” says Wilcox. “On a purchase of this magnitude, this is an intelligent, progressive financial decision. It does not surprise me that Flexjet is the company that came up with this concept. Its ability to adapt to market demands was a key factor in my decision to join this team and further grow market share.”

Other News
 
Flexjet keeps a close eye on midsize and long range types
July 22, 2019
Using flight ops quality assurance, quick access recorders and cellular data, Flexjet will be able to accurately monitor its 150-strong fleet, which includes Phenoms, Legacys, Challengers, Globals and Gulfstreams.
Vision enhancement approved for in-service Gulfstreams
June 25, 2019
Planet Nine gears up for Gulfstream arrivals
June 24, 2019
The fact that Planet Nine Private Air is adding managed jets alongside its own roster is a ‘major endorsement‘ according to co-founder Matt Walter. An incoming G650 has a range of 7,000nm and Ku-band connectivity.
Qatar cements spot as global Gulfstream leader
June 24, 2019
Qatar Executive has a strong relationship with Gulfstream and is due to receive more G500s and G650ERs later this year. The 650ER is offered with a fitted bed, while the 500 can connect LA and London in one hop.