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Corporate Jet Investor – “Milestone Aviation Takes Off”

Corporate Jet Investor – By Alasdair Whyte William Kelly, the chief executive officer of Milestone Aviation, is clearly enjoying himself. Having stepped down as CEO of NetJets Europe a year ago, he and the rest of the management team are relishing the new challenge.  Milestone, a dedicated helicopter and business aircraft leasing company, only launched […]

AIN – “Santulli Returns to Bizav with Leasing Company”

Aviation International News – By Matt Thurber Richard Santulli, founder of fractional-share company NetJets, is back in the Aviation business with a new business jet and helicopter leasing company called Milestone Aviation Group.  Santulli, 66, resigned from NetJets last August but said at the time that he would remain a consultant to the company for […]

Press Release – “Milestone Aviation Group Launches Unique Helicopter And Private Jet Leasing Firm”

Richard Santulli Returns to Aviation with US$500 Million Financing SUMMARY: Chairman is Richard Santulli, founder of private jet fractional ownership, NetJets, RTS Helicopters Unique focus provides much-needed lease financing to helicopter and private jet communities Secures US$500 million of equity capital DUBLIN, IRELAND AND COLUMBUS, USA, August 4, 2010 – Milestone Aviation Group, the first […]

Asset Finance Europe – “A “Milestone” For The Aviation Industry As Helicopter and Private Jet Lessor Sets Up In Dublin”

Asset Finance Europe – By Paul Walsh Milestone Aviation Group (Milestone) the first global specialty finance company for the helicopter private jet market is setting up in Dublin after securing $500m in equity capital commitments.  US middle-market private equity firm The Jordan Company led the investor team, in partnership with Nautic Partners. Santulli is back […]

Dow Jones’ Private Equity Analyst – “Jordan, Nautic Investing $500M in Milestone Aviation”

Dow Jones’ Private Equity Analyst – By Daniel Hausmann Dublin — Jordan Co. is leading a $500 million investment in new aircraft-finance business Milestone Aviation Group Ltd. Nautic Partners LLC also is investing in the deal. The specific breakdown of ownership stakes hasn’t been disclosed. Richard Santulli, chairman of Milestone, was a co-founder of NetJets […]

Aviation Week – “NetJets Execs Launch New Leasing Firm”

Aviation Week – By Kerry Lynch Fractional ownership pioneer Richard Santulli and former NetJets Europe CEO William Kelly have resurfaced in the aviation industry with a newly established helicopter and business jet leasing firm, Milestone Aviation Group. The company today announced it has secured $500 million of equity capital commitments to formally launch the business. […]

Bloomberg News – “Buffett Protege Santulli Back in Aviation With Helicopter Fund”

Bloomberg News – By Andrea Rothman Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) — Richard Santulli, who quit as chief of Warren Buffett’s NetJets Inc. unit last year, raised $500 million to return to aviation with a venture that will help provide helicopters for oil companies and police. Milestone Aviation Group, based in Dublin, aims to become a multibillion-dollar […]

AIN Online – “Santulli Back in Bizjet Business”

AIN Online – By Matt Thurber Richard Santulli announced today the launch of a new business jet and helicopter leasing company, Milestone Aviation Group, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Santulli in the mid-1980s founded fractional share company NetJets, which was sold in 1998 to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Santulli left that company last year. He is […]