IJM Stretches West, Acquires Pylon

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International Jet Management (IJM) has acquired Pylon International, expanding IJM's operations to the West Coast. IJM provides charter, management, sales and maintenance services, while Pylon is a Part 135 charter operator based out of Van Nuys, Calif. IJM hopes to use Pylon's fleet of light through large-cabin jets to create cost savings for its combined East and West Coast operations while incorporating the aircraft management skills established by Pylon. Pylon executives will "play key roles in the day-to-day operations of IJM's new West Coast operations," with Andrew Kane acting as executive vice president and director of IJM Holdings. Alan Goodman will serve on the West Coast and will lead the push for growth of the business's charter operations there. Mickael Blakey will serve to facilitate fleet growth and airplane owner transactions on the West Coast.