CDR (Ret.) Stephen Jones served in the US Navy for over 20 years as a Naval Aviator and Commanding Officer. Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and Master’s degrees from the University of West Florida, the Naval Postgraduate School, and Harvard University. FAA ratings include: Commercial Pilot, Airplane Single Engine Land, Airplane Multi-Engine Land, RotorCraft Helicopter, Instrument Helicopter & Airplane, FAA First-Class Medical, Bell 206, Sikorsky S-80, and Lockheed L-382.
In addition to running all aspects of TJN, Kantis has over 10 years invested in the company database. It consists of over 50,000 emails specifically aviation purchasers, sellers, & other aviation professionals. This data "matches" clients with 100,000 aircraft companies, operators, managers, mentor pilots, ferry flight crews, pre-purchase inspection personnel & title companies, catering companies, and ground transportation companies to yield the most efficient aviation customer solutions available!
Robert oversees the commercial, airliner, regional, & cargo department at TJN. Robert has earned the nickname, 'Master Luke', and for good reason. Not only did Robert earn his Master's Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, but he possess the patience and charisma that is required in order to get the transactions done correctly the first time! Specializing in specifically commercial aviation consulting, you will find Robert's depth of knowledge above par next time you decide to lease/purchase a commercial aircraft!
Captain Firth holds a FAA Airline Transport Rating with endorsements in several executive and transport category aircraft and has logged a total of 28,700 hours. In addition to assisting new and existing carriers in certification and the addition of new aircraft and routes, along with contractual guidance consulting. Captain Firth is a seasoned expert in aircraft maintenance and has represented several leasing and air carrier companies; providing oversight and delivery of aircraft through heavy inspections and upgrades with MRO's
TJN offers many growth possibilities for your existing Part 135 Charter Company, Part 61/141 Flight School, or other Aviation interests. Whether you are wanting to start an aviation concept from scratch, or you wish to instead purchase a portion of an existing aviation success, or even purchase an entire aviation business model complete with full clientele, Nikki Kantis is your consultant for the job. With a passion for marketing & strategic business growth, Nikki will pinpoint the best opportunity to match your aviation budget & needs!
Todd can assist you in finding the right plane match if you're an experienced Part 135 charter business or you are an aircraft owner that is in need of "matching" your aircraft with the best 135 charter operators in the business. Especially if you need to create a charter revenue stream. That is Todd's expertise and he will not let go of you until you say "mercy" or "we have success!" Todd's been in the business for over 5 years and is as persistent as they come in helping clients find what they are looking for.
TJN offers you many options and creative solutions when booking a 'Ferry Flight' for your next executive jet purchase or your commercial airliner that must have a "pre-purchase inspection." It all starts with a concise, well thought out, and cost effective strategy created by Captain Dave. Whether your purchase involves a "pre-purchase inspection" in the USA or abroad, chances are, Captain Dave has done one in the country where it is needed and immediately will provide the most proficient means possible!
TJN offers many ways of "connecting the network" using your aircraft or Part 135/AOC with the right aircraft or 135 charter operator. Todd utilizes modern day technologies, charter databases, charter research, and a combination of Todd's past 5 years of aviation clientele and experience in working with "high net worth individuals" that are looking for the best "match" for their mid-heavy jet aircraft. Todd helps to maximize the charter revenue while many times allowing the aircraft owner to use their jet when needed.
Having completed over $250 million worth of aviation transactions consisting of private jets, commercial airliners, and ACMI - Dry Leases, have reassurance that TJN is a leading aviation consultant in the aircraft industry and will guarantee your success! Using specialized aviation ad campaigns catered specifically to attracting specific buyers, to getting funded offers with legitimate escrow agents based in Oklahoma City, USA, and then to scheduling pre purchase inspections, technical acceptance, log and maintenance reviews, TJN guaranties your success!
to protect client interests which require daily aircraft supervision. Robert was a Chief Pilot and FAA check airman for a USAF and Emery contractor and was responsible for the hiring and training of crews for 9 Lockheed L-188's flying USAF Log Air contracts and 14 B-727's cargo aircraft. Captain Firth flew as check airman and line captain for both aircraft on freight operations throughout the USA, Caribbean, S. America and Mexico. You will benefit from his management programs charter flight operation tips!
TJN ventured into the commercial, airliner, regional airliner, cargo markets for purchase and ACMI/Dry leases back in 2013. Since, TJN has become a recognized name for consulting quality-used commercial airliners, part-out candidates, engines, and even fleet buyouts. Having completed successful sales of Boeing 737 aircraft and regional Bombardier CRJ aircraft to countries and government contractors, TJN has results in this competitive & tricky growing market of commercial, regional, & cargo aircraft!
TheJetNetwork has been an expert aviation consulting service since 2007 while based in the busiest area of aviation: South Florida/USA. TJN has conducted aviation acquisitions & consulting all over the globe. TJN handles all du-diligence in order to determine which aircraft is the best fit for each client. TJN also handles the drafting of the proper Letter of Intent, gets discounted rates on escrow agents, and will walk you through all steps to insure that every aircraft closing goes through seamlessly, on time, and at or under client budget!
During Stephen's military career, he accumulated over 3,000 flight hours in multiple rotary and fixed-winged aircraft in support of numerous campaigns worldwide. In this capacity, Stephen coordinated the development of a Special Operations Aviation Training Center and course of instruction to increase the SOF aviation capacity and capabilities of our allied partners to support the global fight against terror. Stephen brings this experience & skill set to the civilian side of aviation to serve you and your aviation needs!
Nikki can assist you in defining and evolving your aviation business, Part 135 Charter Company and/or Part 61/141 Flight School. Nikki offers 'Aviation Coaching, Marketing & Consulting' ideas that enhance your existing aviation platforms and will get you to where you need to go quickly! Whether you are looking to sell or purchase an Part 141 Flight School or a Part 135 Charter Company, Nikki has been involved in over 50+ aviation M&A transactions over the past 10 years and TJN is considered the leader in selling aviation businesses!
Founder/CEO, Dean Andrew Kantis, started TheJetNetwork in 2007 by offering both buyers and sellers of light, medium, and heavy jets the best brokerage value when purchasing or selling their aircraft. Since then, Kantis has personally consulted over $250 million worth of executive & commercial business jets. TJN is now considered a leading expert in the field of aviation acquisitions. Chances are, that at some point you have either flown in or have seen an aircraft that was acquired by a client of TJN!
Captain Dave has such an extensive piloting background that we won't be able to fit it all in. From Gulfstream executive jets to most of the Boeing 727s, 737s, and 747s. Lockheed Jet Star, Hawker 125s/800XPs, and you name it in between. TSA Instructor, FAA TCE, Check Airman, FAA Transport Pilot for all Boeing 737 Models. FAA Flight Engineer for Turbo Prop/Turbo Jet. World-wide experience, including Flight Department set-up and operational control. Captain Dave leads our team for all 'Ferry Flights.'