Jet Air was established in 1969 in Clintonville, Wisconsin and in 1970 became an authorized Mitsubishi MU-2 Service Center. In the 70’s Jet Air also was a Service Center for the Fairchild SA226 and SA227 aircraft.
In 1980, Jet Air relocated to Green Bay, Wisconsin to support the new Mitsubishi MU-300, now known as the Beechjet 400, with a new maintenance facility.
In the early 80’s, Jet Air became a full line Service Center for Piper aircraft as well as a Honeywell TPE331 series engine Major Service Center supporting the various engine models associated with the MU-2, Turbo Commanders, Merlins, Cessna Conquest, and Beechcraft B100 aircraft.
Along with the Honeywell engines, Jet Air also became affiliated with Dallas Airmotive and Standard Aero, supporting the Pratt & Whitney PT6 and JT15 engines for the Beechcraft King Air, Piper Cheyenne, MU-300, Beechjet, and Cessna Citation.
We implemented our accessory shop, which included starter generator overhauls along with cleaning and flowing of the TPE331 and PT6 engine fuel nozzles.
We established a full line avionics shop with all the major product lines. As avionics advanced, we continued to add-on the new products to our capability list.
In 1984, Jet Air purchased an existing fixed base operator (FBO), then known as Jet Air Fuel Corp.
In the late 80’s, Jet Air established a calibration laboratory and continued to expand with the industry’s needs.
In 2003, Jet Air was purchased by a group of local businessmen.
The Part 135 charter department was implemented, then known as Frontline Aviation, operating Beech King Airs and Piper twins.
We became a Cirrus Authorized Service Center for the SR20 and SR22 series aircraft.
A new state-of-the-art facility was constructed to house the entire company’s operations: a full-service FBO, aircraft maintenance, avionics, air charter, flight training, and calibration. With the consolidation, the company name was changed to Jet Air Group.
Jet Air Group became a partner with Lakeland College, providing flight training for Lakeland’s four-year aviation minor program in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Jet Air Group received the Growth Business of the Year award from the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.
Jet Air Group added a CATS computerized FAA testing center and an FAA-approved flight simulator to its Green Bay flight school location. FAA approval was granted for private pilot and instrument rating Part 141 programs.
The Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association named Jet Air Group 2012 Wisconsin Aviation Business of the Year.
In November, Jet Air Group became a Signature Select Fixed Base Operator (FBO) to further enhance our services.
In the summer of 2013, Jet Air Group hosted the 2013 MU-2 Owner/Operator Fly-In prior to EAA AirVenture. It was an educational and fun-filled event.
Jet Air Group received FAA approval for a part 141 commercial pilot training course.
In October 2013, Jet Air Group broke ground for a new 30,000+ square-foot hangar facility adjacent to the existing facility in Green Bay.
In August, Jet Air Group became a factory-authorized Enstrom Helicopter Service Center.
In September, Jet Air’s new addition, a 36,000 square foot hangar facility opened. With over 80,000 square feet of total hangar space, Jet Air Group became the largest FBO on the field, with the most heated hangar space. An aircraft interior shop moved in to the new facility. A ramp expansion was completed along with an additional taxiway connecting to taxiway “delta,” allowing for more parking space and easier turn-around.
Our avionics shop grew from one full-time technician to four.
Jet Air Group was awarded the US Military contract.
In September, Jet Air’s newest hangar was finalized, a 40,000 square foot hangar facility opened. We now have 120,000 square feet of total hangar space; Jet Air Group is by far the largest FBO on the field, with the most heated hangar space. An aircraft interior shop moved in to the new facility. A ramp expansion was completed along with an additional taxiway connecting to taxiway “delta,” allowing for more parking space and easier turn-around.
In January, Jet Air purchased their own de-ice truck. Within 2019 the deice program expanded to 2 trucks, each capable of deicing a 747 sized aircraft. Frontier started flights into Green Bay from Denver & Orlando, Jet Air got the contract to fuel and deice them. Jet Air became the first and only FBO at Austin Straubel to do 121 level deicing.
April brought our first presidential visit under the DLA contract.
In December of 2019 Jet Air also completed construction on a brand new 20,000 gallon Jet-A storage tank.
Covid-19 took it's toll on air travel across the board. Our contract with the US Military and the emergency medical flights meant we were essential and remained open during the government shutdown. Business slowed but we powered through. We hosted the President for a Fox News interview in our newest hangar.
A day before the election in November, the President returned for another visit to host a rally right at our facility!
The pandemic opened some opportunities up for us. In October we were awared a contract with Delta Airlines to clean, fog, and conduct security searches on all of their flights. We also started Private Charter Security Screening Program (PCSSP) to screen charter aircraft. We purchased a Kloader for large cargo loading/offloading. We offered both of these services as well as ground support to 3 NFL teams at the stadium this year, including the arrival of the very first 787 Dreamliner to visit KGRB.
We also purchased 2 newer deice trucks to upgrade the ones we started with.
From 1969 to the present, we have been continuously striving to improve our services for the aviation community. As the aviation industry advances, so will Jet Air Group.