Dumont Jets has been named as the official aviation partner of Diamond Resorts, a well-known name in the hospitality, vacation ownership and entertainment industries, for its Tournament of Champions presented by Insurance Office of America. This is the second year Dumont has partnered with the golf event, which is being held from 16-19 January at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando.
As part of its sponsorship of the 2020 event, Dumont Jets will bring along its latest Falcon 2000. The group's fleet includes 17 Falcon 2000 jets, which can carry up to 10 passengers.
“We are excited to have Dumont Jets return this year as the official aviation partner of the tournament and can't wait for attendees to check out its Falcon 2000 exhibit,” says Diamond Resorts CEO of Diamond Resorts. “With a fleet of luxurious private jets, Dumont Jets offers a unique travel experience that aligns perfectly with what we aim to deliver with the one-of-a-kind Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions event.”
The tournament will bring together LPGA Tour winners from the past two seasons to play side-by-side with celebrities including NBA champion Ray Allen, Super Bowl XVIII MVP Marcus Allen, MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz, two-time Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander; Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher, TV personality Ben Higgins, ‘The Office’ actor Brian Baumgartner, comedian Larry the Cable Guy, and many more.
A total of 35 LPGA professionals qualified for the event and to date, more than 20 have committed to compete including Brittany Lincicome, Lexi Thompson, Nelly Korda, Jessica Korda and defending champion, Eun-Hee Ji. Additional LPGA champions and celebrity commitments will be announced closer to the tournament date. The LPGA champions will play 72 holes of stroke play for $1.2 million in official prize money, while the sports and entertainment celebrities compete using a modified Stableford scoring format for their own $500,000 purse.
Dumont Aviation Group recently completed its programme of purchasing 27 Falcon 2000 aircraft from a large fractional operator.
The Falcon 2000 programme started in 2018 when Dumont purchased its first Falcon 2000 and continued through 2019, concluding with a December 23 purchase. “We're excited to have completed the Falcon 2000 purchase programme, and we are now positioned as the world's largest operator of Falcon aircraft and the world's largest provider of parts for the worldwide Falcon 2000 fleet,” says chief business officer Joe Martin. “Our expertise in the Falcon 2000 fleet is unmatched.”
Dumont's team specialises in aircraft charter, management, sales, maintenance, paint, interior and parts sales from its established FAA Part 135 and Part 145 operations in Allentown, Pennsylvania; New Castle, Delaware; Bloomington, Illinois; and Fort Worth, Texas, and from its sales offices in New Castle; Orlando, Florida; and Nashville, Tennessee.
Dumont MRO, the maintenance repair and overhaul division, offers high-quality workmanship and customer service from four bases of operations, while parts division Dumont Parts provides customers with quick service and affordable and reliable aircraft parts backed with exceptional customer support from its team.