October 6, 2011
Jetcraft Corporation’s 50th Anniversary (PDF format) »
September 2011 - Business aviation has evolved considerably in the past half century. And, so has Jetcraft. By successfully identifying industry trends and compelling business opportunities, Jetcraft (formerly Raleigh-Durham Aviation) has made strategic decisions that have enabled the company to succeed by remaining at the forefront of innovation.
Here are some of the major milestones in Jetcraft’s history, with context added to illustrate the company’s ability to identify trends and successfully take action.
In the 1960s, business aviation came into its own. Bill Lear created the Learjet, the first purpose-built business jet aircraft. Jetcraft’s founder, Charles “Bucky” Oliver, immediately sees the potential of Bill Lear’s vision.
1961: Aviation entrepreneur Charles “Bucky” Oliver acquires an FBO named Raleigh-Durham Aviation
1964: Raleigh-Durham Aviation obtains advanced certification ...