Mountain Lion Aviation Expands Elite Private Charter Aviation Service to Texas
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Fort Worth Alliance world-class airport as the base of operations
FORT WORTH, Texas – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Mountain Lion Aviation (www.mountainlion.aero) today announced the expansion of its elite private charter airline service to Texas. This new elite charter service has already started operations at Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW) in Fort Worth, Texas. Mountain Lion Aviation was the first Part 135 charter company to offer private aircraft charters with AFW.
Mountain Lion selected AFW as the base for its business operations because of its world-class customer facilities, central location and proximity to a large mid-sized population of executives and families seeking the comfort and safety of private charter flights. Fort Worth Alliance Airport, the anchor of AllianceTexas, a 27,000-acre Hillwood-developed, master-planned community, continues to attract the best aviation innovators, business leaders, and the regional growth of families moving to North Texas.
“We are so proud to expand into my home state of Texas and it is an honor to work with the world-class team at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport,” said Jim Wilkinson, founder and chairman of Mountain Lion Aviation. “Today’s experience in commercial aviation is uncomfortable, time consuming, and very unpredictable. If COVID has taught us anything, we should appreciate what matters most and spend time doing things that are really important in our lives. Each of us has reassessed our lives after the pandemic, and there is no question that time with our families is most precious. We serve business travelers who need to travel to cities like Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, West Texas or the neighboring states – and then need to be home with their families for dinner or events. We also cater to families whose desire is to travel to beautiful locations like Colorado and Florida, or to a college football game or golf tournament, on their own terms, and then be back home while others are still in airport security or in traffic stuck. ”
“Mountain Lion Aviation’s concierge service combined with their professionalism and safety standards make them the perfect addition to the AFW family,” said Chris Ash, Senior Vice President Aviation Business Development. “Mountain Lion Aviation will no doubt help the North Texas community become more efficient in doing business, and most importantly, passing the time with the family. We are excited to help Mountain Lion Aviation get started in Texas. I have no doubt that they will be good supporters of the community and will help create a safe and efficient travel experience. ”
Mountain Lion Aviation has a first-class team of aviation experts who are intensely committed to safety. The company has carefully selected its aircraft platforms to ensure safety, comfort and affordability for customers. Mountain Lion currently uses three different aircraft in Texas.
The Pilatus PC-12 offers a cabin with enough space for seven people with a range of up to 1,400 nautical miles and one of the safest engines in the industry, the Pratt & Whitney PT-6 turbine.
The Socata TBM 940 – the fastest turboprop in the world – can accommodate five passengers for destinations up to 1,200 nautical miles. This aircraft is also equipped with the Home Safe automatic landing system.
The Cirrus SR-22 Turbo is equipped with the latest modern avionics package and the famous Cirrus parachute system for the entire aircraft for added safety. With a range of around 500 nautical miles, the Cirrus offers economical and safe mobility for regional travel for up to four passengers.
Mountain Lion Aviation was founded four years ago by Jim Wilkinson out of his family’s frustration with traffic jams and a desire to spend more time exploring new places with his family. The company has a simple vision: to help people regain control of their schedules and stop wasting time sitting in traffic or airport security.
“The average resident of our country spends more than 60 hours a year in traffic. If you live in a large population center, you can spend well over 100 hours a year in traffic,” said Wilkinson. “Traffic has become a serious bottleneck that dramatically affects the quality of life – and unfortunately this congestion will only get worse. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We believe your time is too precious to waste hours and hours in traffic and we believe your schedule is too precious to be taken hostage by a standstill. You deserve flexibility, comfort and personal service. Your travel and scheduling needs are unique and there is simply no one-size-fits-all aviation model to improve your efficiency and effectiveness. Anyone who says otherwise is simply not telling the truth. The truth is, you need a personal concierge service from someone who knows your name, knows your travel needs, and is available on your schedule. We offer you this personal service. Mobility is a challenge for all of us today and we can help. We focus on serving a small and elite group of customers who made the important decision to regain control of their schedules, spend less time in traffic, and spend their time doing things that really matter . We believe in the principle that no movement is wasted and we would be honored to be able to help you take your life back. ”
ABOUT MOUNTAIN LION
Mountain Lion Aviation, an elite personalized charter aircraft service, was founded in Truckee, California in 2017 as a flight school and charter operation and offers a diverse approach to current and future pilot and charter needs. Mountain Lion Aviation is an exclusive charter flight service that offers a personalized model tailored to the specific needs of travelers and commuters. Mountain Lion Aviation’s experience enables people to get where they want to go efficiently, effectively and safely. To learn more, please visit www.mountainlion.aero. To book personalized charter services with the Mountain Lion team, please email [email protected] or call (817) 993-9577.
ABOUT FORT WORTH ALLIANCE AIRPORT
Fort Worth Alliance Airport is the world’s first industrial airport for cargo and business aviation. The airport offers a wide range of air services including air cargo, corporate, private and military aviation and is the cornerstone of the fastest growing industrial complex in the country, the Alliance Global Logistics Hub. Fort Worth Alliance Airport is owned by the City of Fort Worth and privately owned by Alliance Air Services. It offers state-of-the-art infrastructure and an award-winning FAA air traffic control tower. The attached FBO has been rated as one of the best in the U.S. by industry publications as well as fuel service providers. More information is available at www.allianceairport.com.
AllianceTexas is an unparalleled regional success story that has transformed the North Texas economy and connected the region to global industry. The Hillwood development consists of 27,000 acres and is anchored by the world’s first dedicated industrial airport, Fort Worth Alliance Airport. It houses one of the most important intermodal hubs in the country. Today AllianceTexas is home to 533 companies that have created more than 63,000 direct jobs and have developed commercial real estate assets of approximately 53 million square feet. The cumulative impact of development since 1989 for the North Texas region is an estimated $ 92 billion. AllianceTexas has corporate headquarters, healthcare providers, college centers, shopping and entertainment destinations, and vibrant shared apartments. From the newest homeowner to the most famous Fortune 500 company, AllianceTexas offers opportunities. More information is available at www.alliancetexas.com
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