Six months on from the launch of its Corporate Jet as a Service (CJaaS) solution Freedom, Four Corners Aviation has expanded its leadership team.
“Freedom replaces ownership with access,” says CEO Brian Proctor. “Customers have all the benefits of having their own flight department, including the personalised level of service they expect, without the associated responsibilities, administrative hassles and capital expense.”
Customer service is an important component of the company's growth strategy.
“Our team has expertise and background in both Part 135 and Part 91 flight operations,” continues Proctor. “That experience, coupled with the fleet planning resources of our sister company Mente Group, allows us to build a customised solution for each client we serve.”
As Four Corners Aviation has gained customer acceptance, it has realigned its leadership team to better support growth. Cameron Gowans has been appointed chief commercial officer, a position he holds along with his role as president. He had been serving as president and chief operating officer, so this strategic shift will allow him to focus more on corporate marketing initiatives, sales and customer service as Freedom gains traction and the company grows its customer base. Gowans has over 30 years' experience in the aviation industry.
Assuming the role of chief operating officer is Jamie Buff, who has been in the aviation industry for over 25 years. He comes from sister company Mente Group, where he served as director of technical services. Before that he worked in several corporate flight departments, including Coca-Cola and Nike. He also worked at Cessna Aircraft Company as an airframe and powerplant technician. Buff began his career in the US Air Force as a B-52H bomber dedicated crew chief.
Four Corners Aviation leadership also includes senior executives for client services, operations, sales, and safety and security. The team is well versed in operations, financial management, aircraft sales and acquisitions and flight department management.
“We're experiencing strong interest in Freedom and how CJaaS and all the benefits it provides business aviation users makes sense,” adds Gowans. “I'm looking forward to spending more time with customers and potential customers to help them understand how Freedom can work for them by replacing the ownership component with our service solution.”