The acquisition will allow Flexjet and Sentient Jet, and their sister companies FXAIR and PrivateFly, which provide on-demand jet charters in both the US and Europe to expand their operations globally.
Halo and AAG, both manage fleets of some of the finest helicopters in the world and are leading providers of vertical lift and urban mobility services in their respective nations.
This move will inject a new group of customers from Flexjet, the second largest fractional jet service in the world, and Sentient Jet, which has 8,000 active jet card holders, and will pave the way for an end-to-end travel solution.
Kenneth C Ricci, the prinicipal of Directional Aviation, said: “My vision is to strategically position each of our flight providers to become a leader in its market.
“Flexjet is the preeminent global fractional ownership company, Sentient Jet offers the industry’s leading jet card and FXAIR and PrivateFly have uniquely-positioned offerings in the on-demand charter space.
“Now, with the acquisition of Halo and AAG, we can add another market to that list: vertical lift.”
Ricci added that the addition of Halo advances three important strategic goals, saying: “First, these acquisitions position us as a leader in the exciting future of vertical lift solutions.
“Second, it builds a core competency in urban mobility operations. Third it makes possible synergies with our other affiliated companies, like Flexjet and Sentient, allowing us to provide a complete aircraft travel solution.
“During the coming months, we will share with our customers and partners our plans for taking vertical lift services to the next level – perhaps through bolstering the fleet with a manufacturer order which could lead to a possible combination of powerhouse travel solutions.”