CharterPad, an innovative flight search tool with a database of over 20,000 aircraft, has been overtaken by Click Aviation, a global network of aviation partners, based in Dubai.
As an air charter search platform headquartered in USA, CharterPad offers versatile digital solutions to charter brokers and operators through one, user-friendly tool. The company was founded in 2011 and runs a member business model, promoted as The Global Jet Charter Exchange.
In 2016, CharterPad’s buyer—Click Aviation Network—developed a similar platform called Click Omega. This platform also offers a database of information, always available in one digital location, but Click Omega takes this concept one step forward through the added value of Click’s networking concept.
Founder & CEO of Click Aviation Network, Mr Aiham Bader, said: “This is an important step in our exciting journey. It enriches Click’s Collective Intelligence and places a network of opportunities in the hands of operators and charter brokers.”
The Trip Board is a proactive and innovative flight search tool, which allows users to filter by trip types, dates, and route, shows operators’ available fleets on the CharterPad’s platform. The tools other features include virtual assistance, trip alerts, aircraft search, company profile access and an airport locator.
Click Aviation Network connects key players, including charter brokers, operators and other service providers under one platform to explore business opportunities, increase operational efficiency, eliminate risks, reduce costs and build credibility.
Click Aviation Co-Founder & CIO, Mr Ehsan Shaheen, said: “We are certain that Click Aviation Network and its Omega technologies will greatly benefit CharterPad members, as well as the entire ecosystem as a whole. We are proud to be building upon a foundation that will serve the aviation community for years to come.”
CharterPad CEO, Mr Jason Johnson, said: “We celebrate the recent acquisition of CharterPad by Click Aviation Network, as we bring these two companies together to allow our clients to expand beyond the shores of the United States and enable a direct link to every charter operator, broker, FBO, ground handler, catering company and other aviation professional that is within Click’s network.”
Click Aviation Network, designed to enhance efficiency and reduce risk through innovative solutions, is built on the concept of global connectivity in the aviation industry. Through the platform, users can gain access to a network of aviation professionals and utilize their combined expertise to carry out flight planning, ground handling, aircraft charter, catering and other aviation-related activities at greatly reduced costs.
Acquiring CharterPad expands Click’s ability to serve the North American market even more, while enhancing CharterPad’s existing capabilities and potential for growth in the coming years.
CharterPad President, Mr Armando Antonini, said: “We couldn’t be more excited about joining forces with Click Aviation Network and to accomplish our shared vision of connecting the private aviation industry through intelligent technology. Their expertise in creating operational efficiency will only enhance our service offering for our members buying and selling aircraft charter around the world.”
Current CharterPad customers will see improvements in the existing system incorporating a new layer of artificial intelligence software for enhanced efficiency, with no major disruptions or loss of existing data for CharterPad users. Mr. Jason Johnson and Mr. Armando Antonini, CharterPad’s current CEO and President, will remain on the CharterPad board while welcoming Click CEO Mr. Aiham Bader as Chairman and Click CIO Mr. Ehsan Shaheen as CTO.