Talon Air Philosophy
Talon Air will do anything that is safe and legal to satisfy your private jet charter needs. The comfort and safety of our private jet charter clients takes precedence over all else. That is the reason we spare no expense when training our corporate jet pilots and our aircraft maintenance team on a semi-annual basis; operate a private jet charter fleet with an average age of three years; equip our private aircraft with the most advanced avionic and entertainment technology available; hire non-union, full-time air charter pilots; gain charter flight operating authority in any city our clients request, including Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC.
Talon Air Gives You Choices
With a vertically integrated fleet of helicopters, turbo-props, light, mid, super-mid and heavy jets, Talon Air is equipped to provide you with a private aircraft for any travel itinerary. Whether it is a one way charter flight, same day round trip, international trip or multi leg trip from coast to coast – we’ve got you covered. We will also help you determine the most economic option, whether you prefer a private jet charter, personalized Block Time Agreement or outright aircraft ownership.
Talon Air Enhances Your Travel with Complimentary Services
Your private jet charter travel experience involves much more than the time you are airborne. That is why Talon Air offers complimentary VIP ground transportation in the New York metro area, complimentary catering as well as complimentary helicopter service between Manhattan and Republic Airport. Our private aviation consultants and customer service department are available 24/7/365 to arrange for car rentals/limousines, hotel reservations or any other service you may require in order to ensure that your travels are more enjoyable.
Talon Air History
Talon Air was founded by an individual who combined a passion for private aviation with a vision for a singular corporate travel solution. A successful real estate developer and attorney, father of five, multi-engine, instrument rated, ATP pilot and certified flight instructor, Talon Air Founder and CEO Adam Katz, Esq. recognized that the market lacked what he demanded as a discerning and knowledgeable traveler: consistency and flexibility.
Mr. Katz realized that individuals and businesses did not want the five-year commitment or owner-liability associated with fractional private aircraft ownership. He disagreed with the concept of 1) Purchasing a plane that the owner would rarely, if ever, use and 2) Being forced to fly with different pilots on every trip. Lastly, he recognized that jet-cards were too expensive and brokers lacked operational control.
In 2001, Mr. Katz purchased a fleet of late-model aircraft from Raytheon Aircraft Corporation (now Hawker Beechcraft Corporation), hired experienced and well-trained pilots, built a 45,000 sq ft state-of-the-art hangar facility and opened the doors to Talon Air.
Other aircraft owners learned of Mr. Katz’s attention to detail, insistence upon excellence in every facet of the management of his own fleet and asked that he care for their aircraft in the same manner. In November 2006, Talon Air took on its first third-party management client and has since expanded the managed fleet to 16 aircraft.
Despite Talon Air’s rapid expansion, Mr. Katz has sustained his core principle of providing a boutique, luxury aviation solution to a select group of discerning travelers. He owns the Part 135 certificate, the hangar and diverse aircraft within the 25 aircraft fleet. He intends to remain the sole backstop of quality assurance. In November 2011, Talon completed the construction of its second hangar and office complex which grew their Farmingdale facility to over 100,000 sq ft.
Talon is considered the premier aircraft charter and management company in the Northeast US and is proud to be the largest owner/operator of the all new Hawker 4000.