In 2017, Chartright proudly celebrates 30 years of success.
Founded in 1987 by three aircraft owners looking for efficiencies in the operation of their own aircraft, Chartright has grown into the preeminent provider of aircraft management and charter services in the country.
Starting with three aircraft tucked into the corner of a hangar at Toronto Pearson International Airport (CYYZ), Chartright today operates approximately 40 aircraft at six different bases across Canada and the United States. In 1987, Chartright staff numbered less than 10. Today, we employ 190.
Success of this sort, particularly in the volatile aviation industry, does not come easily. So what is it that has enabled this kind of growth? Several things…
We are Risk Takers
When the opportunity presented itself, we went to Moscow, establishing a full operating and maintenance base, with Canadian employees stationed full-time in Russia.
We are Innovative
When hangarage became scarce at Toronto Pearson, threatening to cap our growth, we acquired 55,000 square feet of additional space at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF), Hangar 53.
We are First Movers
We invest heavily in customer service features such as 24/7 on-site operations and our Customer Service Portal, providing clients with total transparency respecting the operation of their aircraft.
We are Bold
Recently, we ventured into the U.S. market, establishing a partnership with Pennsylvania-based True Aviation. Our American headquarters have been established at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE). To date, we have placed five U.S. registered aircraft in three American cities.
We are a Team
In the final analysis, Chartright is a service company. The services provided to our clients are provided by all of us. None of the spectacular growth described here would have been possible if the face of the company that we present to our clients was inconsistent, unpleasant, or less than competent.
The winningest coach in NFL history, Vince Lombardi, said “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” He was right and we, as a team, prove that year after year.
Aviation is a passion for many in our organization. Part of our team, mentioned too infrequently, are the many families who are patient and understanding with partners who pursue that passion. To those families, we say thank you for your contribution to our success.
Thank you to our clients, employees and their families who have contributed to Chartright’s success. Happy 30th Anniversary!
By Robert Squires, Vice President of Operations – Chartright