Silver Air Signs Chuck Stumpf as EVP of Business Development

Silver Air is an aircraft charter and management company based in Southern California.  In just a couple short years they have grown from a few aircraft to a charter fleet of 13 representing all categories from Phenom 100 to Gulfstream V.  They submitted the below press release which focuses on their aircraft management and owner services.


Santa Barbara, Calif. – June 24, 2015 – Silver Air, the private aircraft management company and charter operator looking to redefine owner advocacy for private jet owners, has added Chuck Stumpf to its executive team as the company’s new executive vice president of business development.

Chuck Stumpf, EVP Business Development, Silver Air

Chuck Stumpf, EVP Business Development

Stumpf has more than two decades of executive experience in the private aviation industry. He brings a wealth of knowledge and background in sales, marketing and ownership expertise, all of which is expected to support Silver Air’s growth plan in the second half of 2015 and beyond.

“Chuck is an outstanding professional with deep industry knowledge and aircraft ownership expertise that will help him lead Silver Air’s continued growth plan,” said Jason Middleton, Silver Air’s founder and CEO. “Silver Air wants our owners to have a successful experience with their aircraft, and Chuck’s energy, leadership skills and experience working with aircraft owners make him a perfect fit for our growth strategy and our team.”

Silver Air’s plan for very specific, responsible growth is paralleled by its continued focus on service for existing owner partners who already understand its advocacy approach to management. Silver Air currently manages a comprehensive fleet of luxury aircraft from light to long-range heavy jets.

“Silver Air is working hard to provide the absolute best experience for aircraft owners, and I am innately attracted to this team’s focus on service and advocacy for private jet owners,” Stumpf said. “Silver Air has committed to working with select aircraft owners across the country that fit the company’s long-term management vision. From my experience in the private aviation industry, I know there are a lot of private aircraft owners who will appreciate and benefit from Silver Air’s vision and management plans.”

Stumpf has a Bachelor of Science degree in business aviation administration, with a minor in international aviation business and computer applications from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He completed the Developing Leadership Capability in Corporate Aviation program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and he holds a single-engine pilot license with IFR and commercial ratings. Prior to aviation, Stumpf served as a Corpsman and Special Operations Coordinator in the U.S. Navy.

At Silver Air, Stumpf will be primarily responsible for seeking out new aircraft owners in a very specific and responsible way and managing strategic growth while building the Silver Air managed fleet domestically. He is based at Silver Air’s corporate offices in Santa Barbara, California.

“Utilizing new technology and financial modeling, Silver Air develops management plans unique to this industry that garner the best returns for owners based on their estimated usage and financial goals,” Stumpf said. “Private aircraft owners who are looking for a new management company, or who even just want to see a free cost-benefit analysis for how Silver Air can maximize their cost-benefit return rates, should give us a call at Silver Air.”

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