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PlaneSmart! Charter Gets Piaggio Approval
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Piaggio Avanti P180 Added to PlaneSmart! Certificate.

The Dallas Morning News - Business Section (Aviation)
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The market for shared jet ownership has had a hard time recovering from a steep contraction in 2008, but companes have found ways to survive by reaching niche customers and expanding the types of services they offer.

FLYING MAGAZINE - Cirrus SR22 Most Sophisticated Single
Thursday, March 22, 2012
BACK IN THE 1960S, the launches of a new model year's airplanes used to be the big things, because there were often important changes to the model lineups of the big three and their less established competitors.
News Release - PlaneSmart! Charter Announcement
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Effective immediately, PlaneSmart! Charter, a subsidiary of PlaneSmart! Aviation, is offering one way and round trip charter flights that originate primarily out of the Central and North Texas region.
News Release - Texas Aircraft Expo Announces Summer Schedule
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The Texas Aircraft Expo this year hosts recognizable names such has Cessna, Cirrus, Piper, Hawker-Beechcraft, and Pilatus.  In addition to learning about aviation tax benefits and financing, attendees will also find aircraft management and shared ownership solutions, flight training and charter service providers.
Tax Advantages with Shared Ownership
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Deduct up to 100% of the Purchase Price in 2010!  Must Take Delivery This Year to Qualify.

News Release - PlaneSmart! Opens New Headquarters
Friday, April 9, 2010

PlaneSmart! Aviation finished construction of its new headquarters facility at the Addison Airport (ADS) and began operations from the new base last week.

Flying Magazine - SHARED OWNERSHIP
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

By Robert Goyer,  FLYING Magazine  October 2009 Issue
WHILE THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN WAS devastating to aircraft manufacturers and their suppliers, there was one segment of the industry, shared ownership, that saw its business hold the line and even, in some cases, expand.

The Dallas Morning News - Addison Airport lease solves problem for growing firm, city
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

PlaneSmart Aviation...realized last year that it needed bigger facilities if it wanted to keep growing.  ...It turned out to be a marriage made in heaven, or at least in Addison.

Businesses Get PlaneSmart! - by Lyn Freeman
Thursday, May 7, 2009

When Bill Lear rolled out his first jet in the mid-sixties, the business community saw a remarkable new tool that delivered almost unlimited flexibility in travel schedules and efficiency. The real milestone,  however, would come in the mid-eighties when NetJets launched the first fractional aircraft ownership company.

News Release - PlaneSmart! Adds Pilatus PC-12 Aircraft to Fractional Line-Up
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

PlaneSmart! Aviation announced today that it is adding the Pilatus PC-12 to its fleet of aircraft available to customers.  The first of the new line-up of turboprops is scheduled to arrive...

Planesmart! - Reinventing Aircraft Ownership for Pilots and Non-Pilots
Monday, January 19, 2009
When the Big Three Detroit automakers arrived to ask Congress for a major financial bailout late last year, Rep. Gary Ackerman said the chief financial officers’ usage of private jets was “almost like seeing a guy show up at the soup kitchen in high hat and tuxedo.” As large as the CEOs’ excesses may or may not have been, Congressman Ackerman’s sentiment is
PlaneSmart! Expands Fractional Service Offering to Current Aircraft Owners!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Dallas, Texas (October 6, 2008) - PlaneSmart! Aviation announced today that it is offering its Professionally Managed Shared Ownership service to clients who already own qualifying airplanes.  The Company recently accepted a brand new Eclipse 500 Light Jet as part of this expanded offering and is now selling shares to customers. "The move is
Customers Speak Candidly About PlaneSmart!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Tim Cappelli is a serial aircraft owner, 19 of them to be exact, stretched over 35 years of flying.  When he decided he wanted a new turbo-normalized, air conditioned Cirrus SR22, it was never a matter of ‘if’ he was going to buy one—just ‘when.’  The answer? PlaneSmart!, a rapidly expanding fractional ownership company based in Texas. “I did the
PlaneSmart! Appoints New President & CEO
Friday, May 2, 2008
PlaneSmart! Aviation Announces Appointment of New President and CEO! Dallas, Texas (May 2, 2008)PlaneSmart! Aviation announced today the appointment of Michael A. Brosler as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Brosler is taking the place of former President and CEO Jeffrey A. Cullen, who is stepping down to pursue other long-term strategic
PlaneSmart! Aviation is Not Just Simplified Ownership Any Longer
Monday, November 19, 2007
Dallas, Texas (November 19, 2007)  PlaneSmart! Aviation announced today it is offering exclusive rental services and high-quality flight training in technologically advanced Cirrus SR20-G2 aircraft. The premier rental and training program is in addition to their Professionally Managed Shared Ownership (PMSO) service that sells shares (aka "fractional
PlaneSmart! Announces Aircraft Share Financing With T Bank
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Dallas (November 6, 2007) PlaneSmart! Aviation announced today the signing of an agreement with T Bank, a preferred lending institution that will offer various financial products to purchasers of PlaneSmart!’s fractional aircraft shares. The arrangement provides funding for the share without collateralizing the airplane, a key stumbling block that has made
Cirrus Begins Fleet Delivery of SR22-G3 Turbos To PlaneSmart!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
  Duluth, Minn. (September 4, 2007) - PlaneSmart! Aviation, Dallas, TX and CIRRUS Design announced today the completion of a previously announced multi-million dollar deal to replace its current fleet of CIRRUS SR22-G2s with all new Turbo CIRRUS SR22-G3s.  The transaction enables PlaneSmart! to offer the best transportation package on the market to
PlaneSmart! Replaces Entire Fleet with New Cirrus SR22-G3 Turbos
Thursday, June 14, 2007
PlaneSmart! Aviation announced today its signing of a multi-million dollar deal to replace its current fleet of Cirrus SR22-G2s with all new Cirrus SR22-G3s. The agreement between Texas-based PlaneSmart! Aviation and Cirrus Design is the largest fleet purchase of this type since the new G3s were introduced in April of this year. "We have always
PlaneSmart! Announces Availability of Fractional Aircraft Shares
Monday, May 14, 2007
  True equity options that include a full range of professional management services. Dallas, Texas (May 14, 2007)  PlaneSmart! Aviation is providing shares of top rated Cirrus SR-22 aircraft to pilots at a fraction of the cost of whole ownership.  Customers can purchase an equity interest in an impeccably maintained Cirrus aircraft and get all
PlaneSmart! Aviation Increases Fleet
Thursday, April 20, 2006
PlaneSmart! Aviation has based its program on the world’s best selling single engine, four passenger airplane. The Cirrus sets the stage for a new standard in General Aviation with it’s sophistication, NASA wing design, Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS), advanced airline-style avionics and warning systems, spacious 49-inch wide cabin and
PlaneSmart! Aviation Moves Headquarters to Dallas, Texas
Thursday, September 1, 2005
PlaneSmart! Aviation Moves Headquarters to Dallas, Texas Dallas, Texas (September 1, 2005)  Planesmart! announced today it is moving its headquarters to the Addison Airport and will be offering fractional aircraft ownership services to the Dallas market effective immediately.  The move is also expected to help fuel growth in shared aircraft ownership
PlaneSmart! Aviation Achieves Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot Certificate
Sunday, October 10, 2004
PlaneSmart! Aviation Achieves Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot Certificate Manufacturer Endorses Chief Pilot's Training in Cirrus Aircraft    Austin, Texas (October 10, 2004)  PlaneSmart! Aviation announced today that their Chief Pilot has completed the Cirrus Standardized Instructor Program (CSIP) and has met the qualifications to
PlaneSmart! Delivers Fractional Aircraft Ownership Options to Austin
Thursday, September 16, 2004
PlaneSmart! Aviation Delivers Fractional Aircraft Ownership Options to the Austin General Aviation Market! Austin, Texas (September 16, 2004)  PlaneSmart! Aviation announced today that it has taken delivery of its first aircraft to help meet growing needs in the fractional aircraft ownership market.  The company has chosen the ever popular Cirrus SR-22

PlaneSmart!, AirShares Elite, and iFly launch Professionally Managed Aircraft Association
Thursday, July 20, 2007



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How an Old Pilot Learned a New Trick
May 2008

Buy a PlaneSmart! Fractional Share Cirrus SR22-G3 Turbo and Enjoy Accelerated Depreciation Benefits with the Economic Stimulus Package Act of 2008!
Thursday, March 13, 2008

PlaneSmart! Offers Conklin & de Decker Analysis of Aircraft Ownership
Third-Party Report Illustrates Best Ways to Buy and Fly
March 2008

PlaneSmart! Aviation: Aircraft Ownership Simplified - At a Fraction of the Cost
The AutoPILOT Magazine
March/April 2008 Edition

PlaneSmart: A New Shared Ownership Option
FLYING Magazine
December 2006 Edition