Ross Aviation has appointed Brian Corbett as chief executive officer, and Jeff Ross has assumed the role of chairman. Both men will support the network from Ross Aviation's home base in Denver, Colorado.
Corbett was most recently chief experience officer at Inspirato, the luxury hospitality company he co-founded in 2011. His proven success building an innovative travel brand, maintaining outstanding assets, leading operations and serving discerning consumers will strengthen Ross Aviation's position as a service provider in the FBO industry. “Ross Aviation is a successful and growing international network that stands out due to its passionate and caring team and great facilities. I look forward to working with my colleagues from the Cayman Islands to Alaska to further strengthen our brand on operational excellence, outstanding customer experiences, and growth,” he says.
Ross Aviation is expanding, and in his new role as chairman, Jeff Ross will leverage his decades of experience and industry knowledge in the pursuit of new FBO acquisitions that complement the company's network. He will serve customers, partners and communities in accordance with Ross Aviation's high standards and generate long-term value. Since acquiring six FBOs in 2016, the company's portfolio has grown to 16 FBOs located at 14 airports.
“Brian will leverage the executive team's collective 84+ years of aviation experience and he brings welcome entrepreneurial hospitality leadership to our industry. The Ross Aviation team and I could not be more excited to partner with him as we integrate our new and exciting investments, and we look forward to further growth through additional strategic acquisitions and existing base expansions,” says Ross.
Ross Aviation's leadership team brings decades of experience to each of its locations, partnering with trusted local management at every destination. The company also supports a decentralised system whereby managers are responsible for operating and optimising their businesses based upon their specific market conditions and customers' needs. This approach, combined with strong relationships with the local authorities, ensures a seamless transition upon acquisition for its customers as well as long-term success for the business.
Ross Aviation currently owns and operates 16 FBOs under various brands at White Plains/Westchester County airport (HPN) in New York; Long Beach Daugherty Field (LGB), Palm Springs/Thermal Jacqueline Cochran Municipal airport (TRM), and Fresno Yosemite International airport (FAT) in California; Scottsdale Municipal airport (SDL) in Arizona; Island Air; Grand Cayman Owen Roberts International airport (GCM) in Cayman Islands; Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport (ANC), Fairbanks International airport; Alaska Aerofuel (FAI) in Alaska; Bedford Laurence G Hanscom Field (BED) near Boston, Westfield-Barnes Regional airport (BAF), Hyannis/Barnstable Municipal airport (HYA), and Worcester Regional airport (ORH) in Massachusetts; and Sarasota-Bradenton International airport (SRQ) in Florida.