January 5, 2023  ·  Jahid Fazal-Karim

On to the next 60 years

To our Clients, Partners and Friends,

Last year, we celebrated our 60th anniversary – something we’ll always look back on with pride.

In 1962, our founder Charles “Bucky” Oliver acquired Raleigh Durham Aviation which later began trading as the Jetcraft you know. Since then, Jetcraft has grown extraordinarily, from a predominantly US-based organization to an expanding global corporation. Today, we operate more than 20 offices worldwide with a team of over 70 aviation experts across five continents, and have no intention of stopping there.

Our 60th year has truly been one to remember. We unveiled a new look, showcasing our global team’s unstoppable attitude for delivering industry-leading market intelligence, unbeatable access and proven results to go further and faster for every aircraft transaction. We established the first business aviation lounge in the Metaverse, taking our global footprint even further by removing the boundaries of the physical world from business aircraft sales, acquisitions and trades.

Working closely with ZenithJet and Azzera, specialists in climate action solutions, Jetcraft became a carbon neutral business, removing 3,596 verified tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, while investing in a variety of projects that deliver positive, environmental, developmental and social change around the globe. And, to mark the official end of our year-long 60th anniversary celebrations, we shared our story on the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa – underlining a commitment to perform transactions at the Speed of Life and our optimistic outlook for business aviation going into 2023 and beyond.

On a personal note, my favorite part of 2022 was getting together with so many for the first time since 2019. Not only were we able to gather in person as a Jetcraft team once again, but also with you – our clients, partners and friends.

I’d like to take another moment to express my gratitude for all of you; each of you have, in one way or another, been a part of our 60-year-long journey. On behalf of the executive team and everyone at Jetcraft, thank you. We wouldn’t be here today without you.

2023 is poised to be another exciting year in business aviation. We’re ready for it. We’re ready for the next six decades and beyond. And, we promise to never stop supporting you at the Speed of Life.

Jahid Fazal-Karim
Chairman of the Board


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