XTRA Airways® Receives Safety Management System (SMS) Acceptance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Coral Gables, Fla., December 1, 2017 – XTRA Airways is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has accepted the airline’s Safety Management System (SMS), in compliance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 5. XTRA Airways is one of the first U.S. airlines to reach this milestone.

SMS is a formal, top-down, organization-wide approach to managing safety risk and assuring the effectiveness of safety risk controls. Comprised of four components, SMS includes safety policy, safety risk management, safety assurance, and safety promotion.

“Safety is the number one priority at XTRA Airways,” said Frank Visconti, Chief Executive Officer. “I would like to congratulate our team for working tirelessly over the past three years to assure our compliance. Going forward, it is important that we assure the SMS is further developed within the airline, remaining a primary objective and centerpiece of all we do.”

XTRA Airways treats safety with the same priority as other core business functions. Advocating and strengthening a positive safety culture and encouraging employees to report incidents or accidents—without fear of reprisal—is a top priority. Safety reports are analyzed and findings are resolved through corrective action rather than punishment or discipline. Front-line employees are the eyes and ears of the operation and their feedback is an essential part of a strong SMS program.

Founded in 1989, XTRA Airways is a commercial charter airline specializing in group air travel throughout the Americas. The company operates a modern fleet of Boeing 737-400 and 737-800 aircraft, and is certified under the FAA Part 121 Flag regulations designated for all major U.S. airlines. Customers include corporate incentive groups, sports teams, entertainers, civic leaders, students, and other groups. XTRA Airways is owned by the principals of AerSale®, a global supplier of aircraft, engines, and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) used serviceable material, which provides XTRA Airways unmatched stability and financial strength. XTRA Airways is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida.

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For more information, contact Lyndelle Nieuwkerk by calling (305) 764-3200 or via e-mail at lyndelle.nieuwkerk@xtraairways.com.

Andrew Lotter Joins XTRA Airways As Chief Operating Officer

Coral Gables, Fla., February 8, 2017 – XTRA Airways® announces the addition of Andrew Lotter as Chief Operating Officer. Lotter will be responsible for overseeing the airline’s ongoing operations, procedures, and efficiencies. He will strategically lead the overall management of crews and ground support operations, and liaise with all relevant departments, third-party suppliers, and government regulators. As a member of the leadership team, Lotter will direct all elements of day-to-day airline operations and collaborate with revenue management, scheduling, strategic alliances, sales, brand management, product development, and customer service delivery.

“Andrew is a proven leader with vast aviation experience. We are excited to add Andrew to the team as his knowledge and experience will provide further depth to XTRA Airways’ management team continuing our mission of building the finest, most efficient charter carrier on the market,” said Frank Visconti, Chief Executive Officer at XTRA Airways. “As we continue to diversify our business, we will rely on Andrew to manage the day-to-day operations of the airline with the same creative passion he is known for throughout the industry.”

A proven airline leader with over 24 years of experience in the aviation industry, Lotter has held positions as President, COO, Senior VP of Operations, Director of Operations, Chief Pilot, Check Airman, and Captain. In his most recent role as Senior Vice President of Operations, Lotter led maintenance and flight operations at West Air Inc. in Fresno, CA, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations and communicating company strategies and objectives clearly to all external and internal stakeholders. Also certified as an Airline Transport Pilot with multiple type ratings, Lotter’s understanding of aviation is exceptional and multidimensional.

Founded in 1989, XTRA Airways is a commercial charter airline specializing in group air travel throughout the Americas. The company operates a modern fleet of Boeing 737-400 and 737-800 aircraft, and is certified under the FAA Part 121 Flag regulations designated for all major U.S. airlines. Customers include corporate incentive groups, sports teams, entertainers, civic leaders, students, and other groups. XTRA Airways is owned by the principals of AerSale®, a global supplier of aircraft, engines, and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) used serviceable material, which provides XTRA Airways unmatched stability and financial strength. XTRA Airways is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. 

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For more information, contact Lyndelle Nieuwkerk by calling (305) 764-3200 or via e-mail at lyndelle.nieuwkerk@xtraairways.com.