ACI Jet, a world-class FBO providing corporate aircraft management, charter, maintenance and ground handling services has announced the addition of a DA40 to its Employee Flying Club. The aircraft will add to ACI Jet’s existing club fleet of a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza and a Cessna 172. The flying program is offered at minimal cost to the employee in an effort to make aviation accessible to all of ACI Jet’s team members. Participants within the club are only expected to pay for the cost of fuel and instructor fees associated with the aircraft. The use of the aircraft itself comes at no charge to employees and complimentary ground school classes are hosted multiple times per year.
ACI Jet’s Cessna 172 is currently being utilized by A Different Point of View’s (ADPOV) Aviation Career Program. The aircraft has been donated to ADPOV for a three-month period after which it will return to ACI Jet’s club. During its tenure at ADPOV, the aircraft will serve as a learning tool for maintenance and flight training purposes. ACI Jet will be responsible for all costs associated with the refurbishment and acquisition of the Cessna 172 in an effort to support its ongoing charitable support of ADPOV.
The new offering of the DA40 to the Employee Flying Club will soon be based at ACI Jet’s newest location at Santa Ana’s John Wayne Airport (KSNA). The aircraft features an all-glass Garmin G1000 display. William “Bill” Borgsmiller, President of ACI Jet notes “We support our team members by helping them pursue their aviation careers, passions, and dreams of flying. The addition of the DA40 will help make aviation even more accessible to all ACI Jet employees.”