Our History

Founded in 1961, we have an established heritage in aviation. We were originally founded as a school for military pilots converting to civilian flying and since then, over the past 60 years, we have evolved into the world-leading global aviation services group we are today, providing aircraft charter and aviation safety & security solutions to a diverse customer base.

Acquired by Wheels Up in April 2022, Air Partner continues to operate with the same values and customer-first principles that have set us apart for over 6 decades.

We've come a long way since 1961



Our timeline

Founded by Tony Mack Senior as Airways Training
Air Training School - converting military pilots to civilian aircraft.
Launched new concept in charter broking. Air London floated on the London Stock Market.
Paris office opens. Cologne and Fort Lauderdale offices open. Group re-branded as Air Partner.
24/7 Operations department opens in LGW. Air Partner involved in Military movement as part of the Gulf War. JetCard product launched.
Mark Briffa takes over as CEO. Istanbul offices open. Acquisition of Cabot Aviation & Baines Simmons. Acquisition of Clockwork Research. Acquisition of SafeSkys. Acquisition of Redline.
Acquisition of Kenyon International Emergency Services Inc.
Air Partner acquired by Wheels Up