Member Stories

Icarus Jet: equal parts passion and precision

24 Apr 2018

Icarus Jet thrives on the details and complexities of business aviation. Founded by a pilot, with a background in jet fuel sales and flight support, Icarus Jet knows bizav inside and out.

Icarus Jet thrives on the details and complexities of business aviation. Founded by a pilot, with a background in jet fuel sales and flight support, Icarus Jet knows bizav inside and out. While some find complex international trips daunting, the Icarus Jet team has the know-how and connections to make it happen.

Adam Itani, Icarus Jet Charter Broker, tells stories of meticulously planned trips with an eagerness that’s perhaps explained by his family’s long history in aviation. These family ties ushered him into the world of aviation, but what keeps him there is the stimulating challenges of navigating various embargo laws, time constraints and sensitive VIP client requests. Itani explains, “it is not easy to find aircraft that can travel from Bahrain, to Oman then to Doha and back to Oman in one day,” and even more difficult still to find a crew that understands the intricacies and meets regulations… all from an office in Dallas, Texas. 

It takes a detail-oriented mindset and a passion for aviation to navigate and enjoy the complexity of international travel, and you can find both in the Icarus Jet team.


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