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Avantair was founded in July 2003 as the exclusive fractional provider of the Piaggio Avanti aircraft and in February 2007, became the only publicly traded stand-alone private aircraft operator in the industry. Under the entrepreneurial spirit and leadership of founder and CEO, Steven Santo, Avantair grew to one of the most unique fractional companies in the private aircraft ownership industry with the world’s largest fleet of Piaggio Avanti’s.

The Avanti – the world’s fastest turboprop, rivals the speed of most light cabin jets. The aircraft also boasts the same size cabin cross section as a super mid-size aircraft and has the benefit of the fuel efficiency of a turboprop .

Santo and his team continue to develop fractional ownership programs and travel solutions that allow Avantair to provide the highest quality of customer service. A 120,000 square foot 24/7 state-of-the-art operations command center controls and tracks all aspects of your travel. The center also serves as our maintenance and interior completions center in Clearwater, FL. In addition to growth in infrastructure, we continue to grow the fleet. Avantair and Piaggio Aero completed the largest order of Avanti’s in the history of both companies in 2005. The order of 56 Avanti’s totaled over $366 million dollars.