ExcelAire, LLC is a United States air charter company based at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, New York. This company operates private flights around the world using business jets and helicopters. ExcelAire also specializes in aircraft management, maintenance and sales.
Founded in 1993 by Bob Sherry, ExcelAire is currently operated by Greg Brinkman, its President, a veteran of aviation with a long history with the company. Excelaire is a division of Hawthorne Global Aviation Services. Their heavy jet fleet is one of the largest on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, consisting of 9 heavy jets as of 2014. ExcelAire's headquarters is housed in 200,000 square feet of hangar space at Long Island MacArthur Airport.
- Embraer Legacy 600
- Bombardier Global Express
- Grumman Gulfstream
- Hawker 850XP
- Beechjet 400A
- Sikorsky S-76
A brand new Embraer Legacy 600 was involved in a mid-air collision with Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907. All on board the Boeing 737 were killed, while everyone on the Legacy jet survived. This incident caused the 2006–2007 Brazilian aviation crisis that started on September 26, 2006: At the time it was Brazil's deadliest Aviation crash, surpassing VASP Flight 168 and surpassed by TAM Airlines Flight 3054 at Congonhas-São Paulo Airport on July 17, 2007. After investigation by the FAA and Brazilian authorities, it was found that air traffic control in Brazil had set the two aircraft on a collision course that ultimately led to the incident.
- Bloomberg Businessweek - Bob Sherry
- Hawthorne Global Aviation Services - Jet Charters
- ExcelAire - Heavy Jet Fleet Information
- "ExcelAire adds fifth Legacy 600 private jet to charter fleet". Avinode. 4 April 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2014.