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Mark Saxton Joins TWC Aviation as Director, Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions

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Mark Saxton joins TWC Aviation as Director, Sales and Acquisitions where his focus includes helping clients purchase or sell Embraer business jet aircraft. Saxton comes to TWC from Embraer Executive Jets where he was a highly successful Regional Sales Director and an expert with every model of Embraer private aircraft.

Mark Saxton, TWC Aircraft Sales and AcquisitionsSAN JOSE, California (March 27, 2013)TWC Aviation today announced that Mark Saxton, formerly Regional Sales Director at Embraer Executive Jets, has joined the company as Director, Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions. At TWC, Mr. Saxton offers clients the benefits of his 15 years’ experience in private aviation, and his unique expertise with every model of Embraer business jet aircraft.

Mr. Saxton managed Embraer’s West Coast sales for eight years, and was on the company’s original team of U.S. based sales executives. His clients included corporate executives in virtually every business sector, from high-tech to healthcare. During his eight years with the company his sales of Embraer Phenom and Legacy aircraft totaled nearly $500 million.

Prior to Embraer, Mr. Saxton was Executive Director at Corporate Flight International, a private aircraft management company, where he was in charge of marketing and customer relations.

“My greatest joy and success is understanding my clients’ needs,” Mr. Saxton says, “fostering a relationship based on trust, integrity, and honesty. Always, always being there for my clients. I chose TWC because their ethics and philosophy mirror my own. I am so excited to bring my experience and passion for client service to this outstanding aircraft sales and acquisitions team.”

About TWC Aviation, Inc.
TWC Aviation provides aircraft management, sales and acquisitions, jet charter, and jet card services to clients worldwide. TWC Aviation manages a diverse fleet of more than 50 business aircraft throughout the U.S. and abroad, with offices in San Jose, Los Angeles, and New York. The company’s fleet includes jets from Bombardier, Dassault, Hawker, Cessna, Embraer, Gulfstream, and Boeing Business Jets. TWC Aviation is audited by independent safety organizations: IS-BAO, Wyvern, and ARGUS. Aircraft operate under FAA Air Carrier Certificate BZUA138N. TWC also maintains an FAR Part 145 Repair Station certification. More information is online at www.twcaviation.com.

    Bonus Depreciation on Business Jet Aircraft Extended Through 2013



    The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was signed into law by President Obama on January 2, 2013. One of the provisions in that act extended the 50-percent special allowance for accelerated depreciation, also referred to as “bonus depreciation,” for certain qualified property through December 31, 2013. This includes private aircraft, which qualify if they are placed into service before January 1, 2014.

    This accelerated depreciation schedule is a tax deduction that benefits the aircraft owner who places the plane into service. Bonus depreciation has proved to stimulate the sale of new business aircraft, which helps create jobs and contribute positively to overall economic conditions. This tax provision does not allow owners of business aircraft to take a greater depreciation. It simply enables owners to take advantage of the depreciation benefits over a shorter time span.

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    Some may ask the question, why in this current economic climate is the President and Congress passing accelerated or “bonus depreciation” legislation?  NEXA Advisors conducted a study of companies who use business aircraft versus companies that do not.  The study found that businesses that rely on aviation not only performed better during the recession; but are already outperforming their competitors during this recovery period.

    If you would like to learn more about Bonus Depreciation and how it impacts your business jet investment, contact Alex Joya who leads our Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions team here.

      TWC Welcomes Bernie Burns to Charter Group as Director of Business Development in Chicago


      BernieBurns_300pxBernie brings an exceptional combination of aviation experience and sales expertise to his new position. Highly professional, and always personable, Bernie knows how to build client relationships by consistently meeting their every need and ensuring the best possible customer experience.

      Bernie joins TWC from fractional provider FlexJet, where he served as Sales Director, providing charter and jet card services to Fortune 500 companies and high net worth individuals. Previously he was Area Sales Manager for CitationAir, a division of Cessna. At CitationAir he developed innovative aircraft marketing programs and forged business partnerships with top-tier companies such as JPMorgan Chase. Earlier he was a recruiting coordinator, managing CitationAir’s pilot hiring process.

      “Our charter and jet card clients are sophisticated travelers who know the best when they experience it, and expect nothing less. They are looking for a strong relationship with a trusted partner, and that’s one of the many reasons I’m so excited to join TWC. We truly get to know our clients, understand their needs, and provide a level of personal service that sets the standard in our industry. ”

      Bernie is a Commercial Multi-Engine pilot, with a B.S. in International Business Management, and an A.S. in Economics, from East Stroudsburg University.

        TWC Aviation Adds Wi-Fi to Palm Springs-based Challenger 300 Charter Jet


        TWC Aviation’s fleet of Wi-Fi equipped private jets continues to grow. We’ve now added domestic Wi-Fi Internet access to our super midsize Challenger 300 charter jet, located in Palm Springs. In addition to Wi-Fi, this fast, luxurious aircraft features a standup cabin, and flat floor with no center channel, entertainment system, flight phone, and Airshow. The cabin also features a full galley with microwave oven, and an enclosed lavatory with vanity. Sophisticated travelers will appreciate the gorgeous, light and airy cabin with its premium tan leather executive seating, a three-place divan that converts to a double bed, and the beautifully grained, high-gloss wood cabinetry. With a range of 3,100 nautical miles and 460 knot cruising speed, this Challenger 300 is a perfect choice for travel anywhere in the Americas, or to Hawaii. To book your flight, call 800-538-6070 or email charter@twcaviation.com. Visit twcaviation.com to learn about other aircraft for charter by TWC Aviation.

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          John Lawson Returns to TWC Aviation as Training Manager

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          John Lawson brings more than 12 years of aviation experience across a variety of disciplines to his new role as Training Manager for TWC Aviation. John will enhance TWC’s training curriculum with a focus on providing our team members the latest tools and case studies they need to perform at their best. Among his responsibilities, he supervises all training-related activity, serves as a liaison with the FAA, and helps develop operational and safety training programs.

          John Lawson 3-4_2013 0215_smJohn rejoins TWC after five years at FlightSafety International as Gulfstream V Program Manager. Previously, at TWC, he was a captain on the CJ3 alongside Jack Mulder, who is now TWC’s Chief Pilot. His earlier experience includes pilot, and technician positions at other major business aviation companies.

          “Training is about empowering our team members,” John said, “by providing them real-world case studies and insights gleaned from prior experience, and helping to develop practical applications they can apply to their job each and every day. “Our employees are our greatest asset, so investing in them through quality training is the best thing we can do to help them realize their full potential and thus provide great service to our clients. I’m very excited about participating in TWC’s continuing success. It’s great to be back.”

          John is a licensed Commercial Pilot with ATP certification, and is type-rated in a variety of  Gulfstream, Citation, and other turbine aircraft. He is also a certified flight instructor and aircraft and power plant technician. John has a B.A. in Geography from California State University, Northridge.