Professional Aircraft Management

Let us do what we do best – taking care of you and your aircraft, so you can focus on what you do best: running your business and enjoying your life!

Headquartered at the Bozeman Yellowstone Airport in Montana, Summit Aviation has built a solid reputation as one of the Northwest’s largest aircraft management and charter service providers. We earned this reputation by exceeding our owners’ expectations, providing financial transparency, and adhering at all times to our cornerstones.

"Summit Aviation delivers an extraordinary aviation experience by providing exceptional service, sharing our passion, and taking an active personal interest in the success of each person we meet enroute.”

Our promise

Our firm commitment to safety, service, security, integrity, and maintaining strong moral principles guarantees that your interests are always put first. As such, you will always have complete access to all financial information concerning your aircraft, pilots, and maintenance. Nothing is hidden.  

TAILORED FOR YOU

We are not a one-size-fits-all company.  Every detail of our service is tailored to you and your needs. No matter what day or time, we want to serve you. You can relax knowing that we will handle all your travel details and arrangements so you can focus on what is important to you. 


Benefits and Rewards

SAVINGS

Thanks to our fleet purchasing power, your expenses for jet fuel, FBO fees, pilot travel and training, aircraft insurance and maintenance, technical, navigation, communication subscriptions, and more are offered at much lower cost. That’s because Summit Aviation passes all our cost savings and fleet discounts on to you!

Charter Option

Our charter customer network extends worldwide, giving us the ability to generate revenue even when the aircraft is not located at home base. We can help you offset the costs of ownership through charter, and also reduce inefficiencies associated with your travel schedule.

We Have You Covered

Summit Aviation is your concierge to the confusing world of Federal Aviation Regulations. From Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums (RVSM) to Letters of Authorizations (LOA) down to Overflight Permits, including the Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL) to keep your aircraft in the air, we handle it all. We know the jargon and we speak the lingo.

Takeoff to Landing

At Summit, we review every detail of your aircraft operation to ensure it is performing at maximum efficiency. We cover crewmember and aircraft scheduling, crew and passenger travel, catering and other special requests, flight following, and dealing with any unplanned situations that may arise.

Simplification

Summit Aviation provides you with one simple statement covering personnel-related expenses, aircraft activity and operating revenues and expenses. This statement consolidates all the costs associated with day-to-day operations, replacing the process of reviewing and paying charges from various service providers with one single payment. We also handle all personnel requirements, including payroll, employment taxes, and health benefits.

Maintenance

Your aircraft is continuously monitored by our maintenance team, providing you the necessary support to keep your aircraft in the air. We utilize only the highest quality maintenance facilities for your aircraft’s care. Our fleet discounts with major service providers offers you discounted parts and labor for day-to-day maintenance, as well as major maintenance events.

Our Management Team

BEN WALTON, PRESIDENT
Having started this company myself in 2001, I understand the individual needs of our aircraft owners, and will be part of the process from beginning to end.  I believe in open communication, and you will be able to reach me directly at all times.
Janine Schwahn, General Manager
Your satisfaction is my goal.  I work closely with the FAA and other regulatory entities to hasten your approvals and authorizations.  From scheduling flights, to planning owner trips, and booking charter revenue, I handle both the crew needs and yours, making it all happen.
Andy Bloyer, Director of operations
After years of flying, selling, and managing multiple corporate aircraft types, I have built close relationships with a vast network of aviation specialists now accessible to you.
Jessica Denby, Controller
Whether you like the big picture or prefer to dig into the details, I’m here to give you the straightforward financial results.  I’m committed to answering questions and providing any further requested analysis in a timely, efficient manner.

Why Summit Aviation?

Our clients can attest to our ability to understand and meet your unique aviation needs. With our fully committed team, we are confident that nobody will do a better job.

Company Highlights
  • Professional management of over 20 aircraft flying worldwide
  • A team of over 30 highly qualified employees
  • Sales and acquisitions with hundreds of aircraft sold
  • Part 135 professional charter department
  • ARGUS Platinum, IS-BAO certified, Wyvern Registered
  • AOPA Outstanding Flight Training Award.

Everyone at Summit is committed to providing you with the highest levels of safety, security, integrity, and service.  While our safety and security programs are internally supported by our safety team, pilots, maintenance providers, and schedulers, Summit is also audited by third-parties that far exceed the FAA standards.  We are internationally certified by International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (ISBAO), and hold ARGUS PLATINUM status, the highest charter safety standard.

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