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Air Charter Association of North America | [cached]
Wayne J. Rizzi, CEO and president of Air Royale International, was elected to serve as ACANA vice president.
WHAT: ACANA's candid forum and Q & A features renowned aviation attorney and author Kent Jackson of Jackson & Wade, along with seven other distinguished panelists: David McCown, Air Partner V.P., ACANA chairman; Joel Thomas, Stratos Jet Charters' president, ACANA president; Brent Moldowan, Wyvern Consulting Ltd.'s managing director, ACANA V.P.; Wayne J. Rizzi, Air Royale International's president and CEO; Michael Hackert, V.P. sales/marketing of Part 121 carrier Miami Air; Steve Lister, V.P. of Part 135 carrier Jet Select; and Le Bas International's COO Tracey Deakin.
CEO Wayne J. Rizzi of ... [cached]
CEO Wayne J. Rizzi of Air Royale International, one of the leading private jet charter companies, was recently selected to be a member of the prestigious World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the only worldwide forum for prominent global business leaders representing the private sector of the travel and tourism industry.
"I am honored to be included among this influential group of business leaders," said Rizzi.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, and with offices in New York and London, Air Royale International was founded in 1994 by Wayne J. Rizzi, a veteran of the aviation industry with more than 25 years of experience.
Air Charter News, Private jet charter news, Aviation charter news., 24 Feb 2012 [cached]
Wayne Rizzi, president of Los Angeles-based aircraft charter broker Air Royale International, yesterday resigned as the U.S. chapter president of UK-based Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA), saying the group isn't willing to implement guidelines that would "raise standards in the air charter broker community. Air Royale also has an office in London.
Rizzi was elected as BACA's first U.S.-based president last year in an effort to recruit U.S. brokers as members of the group. He said he submitted stringent broker guidelines a year ago to the association's board, including the use of Wyvern for auditing charter carriers, but maintains that BACA has not implemented any of them for fear it would mean losing some current members that couldn't meet the higher standards.
This despite Rizzi's advising the UK trade group last year that charter broker compliance would become a serious issue with the U.S. DOT in the near future, and "we're [now] expecting some major changes in the way charter brokers deal with compliance issues. Upon leaving BACA, Rizzi joined the Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA), which, he said, "takes government issues, as well as broker ethics, very seriously."
President Wayne J. Rizzi, a firm believer that on-demand air charter is essential for businesses to thrive, has devised a plan making it more affordable for individuals and corporations alike to utilize private aircraft. Flying on the world's safest airplanes, Rizzi pledged: "Air Royale will *guarantee the best price on your air charter; all FAA certificated operators' aircraft and crew are Wyvern recommended; and if we can't beat the lower price you've already been quoted, then we'll pay you $500!"
He said due to the downturn in the economy, corporations and executives have all but eliminated fractional-share jet programs and pricey jet card memberships. "Since 1994, we've always arranged for safe, competitive charter solutions, yet, we believe that our Best Price Guarantee will offer a solution in meeting today's air travel challenges. For businesses and executives, depending on commercial airline travel to reduce expenses has proven to be nightmare; schedules and routes are not reliable," Rizzi said.
Other companies, says Rizzi, have put out some programs, but they haven't seemed to take off.
In fact, some aren't even familiar with basic aviation regulations and operate with just a simple Web site and no office or phone line, according to Wayne Rizzi, president of Air Royale International, a Beverly Hills, Calif.-based charter broker.
"It's time that the government realizes that this is a real business and needs to have regulations," Rizzi said.
(Not part of this article, but noted from Air Royale President Wayne J. Rizzi: Air Royale is a Wyvern-approved broker with air safety as the priority.]
You should also get a recommendation from industry organizations such as the NBAA, the Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA) or the U.S. arm of the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA), which is headed by Air Royale's Rizzi. The goal of BACA and ACANA, meanwhile, is to raise the industry's standards.
"Charter brokers are a valuable part of [business aviation], and operating in an ethical, transparent manner is what we'd like to promote," Rizzi said.
"Wayne Rizzi to Become First US BACA President in 2009"
London-based Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) announced the launch of its first United States chapter. In doing so, its council members voted in Wayne J. Rizzi, president and CEO of Air Royale International Inc., an air charter broker company with headquarters in both Los Angeles and London. Additionally, Air Royale arranges private air charter thorough its offices in New York, Hong Kong and Dubai.
Although Rizzi was voted in as the U.S. chapter president in October 2008, his role becomes effective in March or April 2009. According to the association, Rizzi was its top choice for the new position, citing his "good reputation" and because of "his passion to promote ethical practices for the global air charter industry." Read More PDF
"Too many brokers have popped up that have no office, no real physical address that you can visit and no real phone number-just some e-mail form," said Wayne Rizzi, president of Air Royale International.
Rizzi intends to establish a strict set of standards and minimum requirements for BACA membership. "I know I will meet resistance, and it will be from those who don't care, the unethical ones," he said.
According to the BACA Council, prominent U.S. businessman, Wayne J. Rizzi, President and CEO of Air Royale International Inc., will be voted in as the first president of the U.S. chapter.
"It's important that brokers do not hold out as certificated air carriers -- that they state that they do not own or operate aircraft, etc.," Rizzi said. "The Federal Aviation Administration, along with the DOT, has made it clear that certificated charter operators must maintain operational control at all times. Charter brokers are a valuable part of the industry, and operating in an ethical, transparent manner is what we'd like to promote working through the BACA."
Air Royale continues its status as a top air charter broker that provides its customers with five-star service. Rizzi was the BACA's top choice for the new position because of his good reputation and because of his passion to promote ethical practices for the global air charter industry.
"In 1994, entrepreneur Wayne J. Rizzi, a guy who has always had a passion for adventure, good food, fine art, and aviation, decided it was all or nothing.
According to Air Royale President Wayne J. Rizzi, "We're not a fleet.
There's no reason to pay up front; just pay as you go," says Rizzi.
"It's got everything you can think of," says Wayne J. Rizzi of the Boeing Business Jet. Rizzi should know--he's CEO of Air Royale International, a 24-hour worldwide private air charter service that counts executives at Paramount Pictures and Warner Records as clients..." Read More
As an intermediary between owners and operators of aircraft, and purchasers of private flights, Wayne J. Rizzi, president and CEO of Air Royale, and his team has become expert in the fulfillment of private flight needs of the burgeoning market for private air travel.
Safety first
Air Royale's network air carriers have to prove they can meet safety standards that are second to none, if Rizzi is going to avail his company and clients of their operations. Rizzi is clear about the role his company has to play: "We are an air charter broker.
Rizzi isn't in the business of allowing the air carriers it works with to outsource flights to third-party operators; that's not the way in which he chooses to do business. Policing the actions of air carriers could be a minefield but Rizzi is thorough in his determination to know whose air services he's brokering. "What makes Air Royale different in the safety area? We're a licensed Wyvern Authorized Broker," explains Rizzi. "Wyvern Consulting Ltd. has performed more on-site safety charter audits than any auditing company in the world."
Rizzi fully endorses the auditing company's practices and reputation. "There are thousands and thousands of air carriers, but that means nothing," he said.
by Wayne J. Rizzi - March 06
"Immaculate Service: An Interview with Wayne J. Rizzi, President"
Rizzi added: "More airline travelers are flying on private jets.
by Wayne J. Rizzi - January 05
Air Royale International CEO Wayne J. Rizzi selected as global member of the World Travel & Tourism Council February 2005 PDF Link
2004 Press Release: The Plane Truth - Part 1: A Strategy That Makes Sense by Wayne J. Rizzi - Sept 04
Contact |, 6 Feb 2014 [cached]
Wayne J. Rizzi, ACANA Vice President
CEO and President / Air Royale International Tel: 310-289-9800 /
Aviation News, Private Jet Charter News | Air Royale International, 15 Feb 2012 [cached]
"The New York/Los Angeles route is one that our clientele often ask for-when business demands being on the East or West Coast, this option makes sense," said Wayne J. Rizzi, CEO of Air Royale and newly elected vice president of the Air Charter Association of North America.
"For example, one air charter flight request was for a Bombardier Global Express flying out of Tokyo, refueling in New York and on to Australia," said Wayne J. Rizzi, president and CEO of Air Royale.
Rising Fuel Costs Affects Private Jet Charter
Air Royale, also a member of Acana, contends escalating fuel costs have driven up prices for on-demand bizjets.
"As we work with a global network of reputable carriers-despite media hype-I do not think the private air charter community is trying to 'cash in' on the tragedy in Japan," said Rizzi.
"Obviously, for us or other air charter service companies, arranging flights out of Tokyo means you're dealing in the heavy jet or executive airliner category," Rizzi said.
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