Tradewind Aviation will Expand its Fleet as the Company Marks its 20th Anniversary

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Tradewind Aviation will add two new Pilatus PC-12s to its fleet this fall after launching scheduled shuttle service from White Plains, New York, to Newport, Rhode Island, in July this year. The Connecticut-based aviation company said its new PC-12s will join its current fleet of 18, as well as three Cessna Citation CJ3 light jets.

The fleet upgrade occurs as Tradewind marks its 20th year in business. Founded by brothers and pilots Eric and David Zipkin using a Cessna Grand Caravan in 2001, Tradewind has grown from five employees to 180 and offers private charter and scheduled service to five Caribbean destinations and six in the Northeast U.S., including New York City, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachusetts, and Stowe, Vermont.

“From the start, we have been a part of the evolution of private aviation from a luxury to a utility, and we will continue to innovate as our market grows,” said Tradewind president Eric Zipkin. “It’s exciting to look back at our two decades of innovation in private aviation and we’re looking forward to launching several new domestic and Caribbean routes in the fall.”

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