Flexjet chairman wins aviation entrepreneur award

Flexjet LLC chairman, Kenneth C. Ricci, will receive the Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award at the Living Legends of Aviation 14th Annual Awards, the company said.

The Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award recipients are determined by the “living legends of aviation” – people of remarkable accomplishment in aviation including entrepreneurs, innovators, industry leaders, record-breakers, astronauts, etc.

Ricci´s entrepreneurial career dates back to his founding of aircraft management and corporate charter operator Corporate Wings in 1981. Subsequently, Ricci launched or led other aviation enterprises including Nextant Aerospace, Constant Aviation, Sojourn Aviation, and Flight Options.

In 2013, Directional Aviation acquired Flexjet, now a global provider of fractional jet ownership and leasing.