Contributed by Metropolitan Aviation
Dalton Brings Growth, Expansion and Unique Perspective to Jet Service
MANASSAS, VA (11/19/13)—Metropolitan Aviation, the industry-leading private jet management and charter company, has named Jacquie Dalton as Chief Operating Officer. Dalton joined Metropolitan Aviation as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales in 2010. The company has since grown from 21 to 50 employees and more than tripled its fleet of jets.
As Chief Operating Officer, Dalton brings a diverse portfolio of business experience and a non-traditional background that inspires a culture of innovative thinking and achievement. Coming from a family of modest means, Dalton dropped out of high school at age 17 to go to work. She went on to become a thoroughbred jockey and later graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University in 1999. Before joining Metropolitan Aviation, Dalton, a Monmouth County, New Jersey native, was appointed by Governor Chris Christie as the Public Relations Manager for the New Jersey Lottery.
“I’m honored,” says Dalton, “to be in a position that allows me to advance such an exceptional company into a broader market. The operational integrity of Metropolitan Aviation has been well-established in the aviation community for years; it’s been an exciting challenge getting ahead of market trends and positioning ourselves to meet the evolving demands of private aircraft owners and charter clients. We’re very excited about our continuing success.”
Sales are up 64 percent in the first half of 2013, due largely to Dalton’s focus on direct client development in the Mid-Atlantic region, strategic partnership development, and articulation of the company’s core value proposition.
Jacquie Dalton’s position as Chief Operating Officer is also notable in that she is a female executive in a typically male-led private aviation industry – a fact the team at Metropolitan Aviation believes gives the company a unique competitive advantage.
About Metropolitan Aviation
Metropolitan Aviation operates on the principles of integrity, experience and a paramount commitment to safety. Clients have come to expect and appreciate the company’s dedicated flight crew and customer service representatives backed by superior maintenance and ground personnel. Two captain-qualified pilots crew each flight, ensuring the highest level of safety and performance.
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