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Mr. Ned Homfeld

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Stuart Klaskin | William (Bill) Jones ..., 29 Nov 2011 [cached]
Stuart Klaskin | William (Bill) Jones | Konrad Tree | Ned Homfeld | John Sicilian
Ned Homfeld Advisor Ned Homfeld has more than forty years of experience in the aviation and transportation industries. He is the founder and former Chairman of Spirit Airlines, the largest privately-held airline in the United States. Ned founded Spirit in Detroit in 1980 and grew the airline from a fleet of two Convair turboprops to operate 24 Airbus A319 and A321 aircraft by 2004, when he sold a significant portion of his interest in the company to a consortium of private equity funds. Since retiring from Spirit, Ned has pursued his interests in the finance, real estate, and transportation industries.
Article 3 - Detroit Metro Connections, 22 Sept 2003 [cached]
Homfeld becomes minority owner of Spirit
Spirit Airlines is poised for rapid growth after selling a majority interest to Los Angeles-based Oaktree Capital Management LLC for $125 million.
Spirit founder and former Chairman Ned Homfeld and former chief operating officer Mark S. Kahan will continue as minority owners, and Schorr will add the title of chairman.
NED HOMFELD founded the Company ..., 15 Nov 2003 [cached]
NED HOMFELD founded the Company in 1969 as a surface transportation business.In 1980, the Company began organizing charter flights to various gaming locations with chartered aircraft.In 1992, the Company first acquired jet aircraft to replace the chartered aircraft and then expanded its operation to offer scheduled service as Spirit Airlines, Inc.Mr. Homfeld, Chairman of the Board, served as the Company's Chief Executive Officer from its inception through April 2000.
Ned Homfeld
Behind Spirit Airlines remarkable growth and success is the creativity, entrepreneurial Spirit and drive of Spirit's Founder and Chairman of the Board, Mr. Ned Homfeld.A visionary who possesses the uncanny ability to not only recognize opportunity when it presents itself, but to capitalize upon it as well.
A budding young Naval Architecture student with aspirations of designing America's Cup Yachts, Homfeld dropped the idea, and opted to start his own surface transportation company known as Ground Air Transfer.A delivery service that specialized in handling critically needed parts for the automotive industry.Seeing opportunity, Homfeld modified his young company and began purchasing cargo transportation accounts receivable from other trucking companies as well as commuter airlines.
In 1983 Homfeld was asked to help finance a company seeking to expand its air charter operations into Atlantic City where casino owners were eager for more customers.After meeting one of the casinos, Homfeld once again saw the opportunity and decided to offer charter flights himself.Charter One, Homfeld's first foray into the airline industry was born, utilizing chartered aircraft form several carriers.
In 1990, Charter One was faced with the inability to find reliable charter carriers with smaller aircraft to serve smaller cities.Homfeld, dedicated to developing Charter One's ability to control it's own destiny, decided to acquire his own aircraft and see certification as an air carrier form the Federal Aviation Administration.Utilizing tow 50-seat Convair 580 aircraft, Charter One received it's Air Carrier Certificate on September 8, 1990.
When Midway Airlines ceased operations DC-9 aircraft became available.Homfeld was quick to react and leased four of their aircraft early in 1992.Almost overnight Charter One officially became Spirit Airlines, to more accurately reflect the driving and undaunted character of Homfeld himself.
Now in its 16th year under Homfeld's guidance, Spirit Airlines strategy will continue to provide safe, dependable air transportation at affordable prices, while maintaining a consistently profitable operation.Summarizing his proven strategy for success, Homfeld likens this philosophy to "filling in the cracks", offering much needed service to under served markets.
Spirit Airlines through Homfeld's leadership, will soon open a 56,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, corporate headquarters and training facility just outside of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida later this year.This new facility is a fitting compliment to Homfeld and to his company's current and future success.
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Angela Gittens , director of the ... [cached]
Angela Gittens , director of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, and Ned Homfeld , chairman of Spirit Airlines, are featured as keynote speakers.
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