Omni International Jet Trading

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Omni International Jet Trading [1] is a company offering private aircraft and jets for sale as an aircraft broker.

Omni International became a member of the National Business Aviation Association in 1966.

Timeline[edit]

1963 - Wayne J. Hilmer Sr. founds Omni Aircraft Sales in Washington, DC near Watergate hotel.

1967 - Omni Aircraft Sales is featured in Washingtonian Magazine after purchasing the former Shah of Iran's jet.[2]

1973 - Omni Aircraft Sales purchases Frank Sinatra's Gulfstream II.[3][4][5]

1975 - Omni Aircraft Sales sells Elvis's Gulfstream G-I and Jet Commander.[6][7][8]

1976 - Omni Aircraft Sales Aircraft purchases and resells the executive Playboy DC-9 aircraft belonging to Hugh Hefner.[9]

1977 - Omni Aircraft Sales attends the 1976 Paris Air Show trading in aircraft belonging to Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia.[10]

1978 - Omni Aircraft Sales leases a Boeing 707 to Ross Perot for rescue of EDS employees from Tehran. The story would later be chronicled in Ken Follett's bestselling book "On Wings of Eagles".[11]

1983 - Omni Jet Trading Floor creates the first computer database of all jet owners and operators.[12][13]

1984 - Omni International Corporation indicted. Case dismissed due to government misconduct.[14][15][16][17]

1985 - Omni Jet Trading builds an executive FBO facility at Easton, Maryland.[18][19][20]

1988 - Wayne J. Hilmer Jr. becomes president of Omni Jet Trading Floor.

1990 - Omni consolidates aircraft sales with its FBO operation in Easton, Maryland as the Omni Jet Trading Center

2000 - Omni trades as Omni International Jet Trading. The company is featured in many jet aircraft industry publications.[21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38]

Omni operates remote offices in Moscow, Singapore, London, Kiev, Paris, Mexico City, Beirut, Mumbai, Brazil, Orlando, Jacksonville, Miami, Tucson, Indiana and Michigan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company website".
  2. ^ "Capital Newsmakers" (PDF). Washingtonian Magazine. October 1967.
  3. ^ "Omni Aircraft purchases Sinatra Gulfstream G-II".
  4. ^ "The stories behind Frank Sinatra's private Jet". Robb Report. August 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "Omni Aircraft sells Frank Sinatra G-II to Government of Liberia". Wikileaks. December 18, 1973.
  6. ^ "The Lisa Marie". 20th Century Aviation Magazine. August 1975.
  7. ^ "The stories behind Elvis Presleys private Jet". Robb Report. August 15, 2015.
  8. ^ "The Lisa Marie".
  9. ^ "Omni purchases Playboy DC9" (PDF). April 1976.
  10. ^ "The Washington Jet Exchange" (PDF). FORBES Magazine. May 1, 1978.
  11. ^ "On Wings of Eagles excerpts" (PDF).
  12. ^ Computerworld (July 11, 1983). "System Speeds Data Access for Jet Plane Broker". Computerworld.
  13. ^ (PDF) http://www.omnijet.com/as400.pdf. {{cite news}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ "Jet Firm Indicted". Washington Post. March 26, 1984.
  15. ^ "US Attorney denies prosecutor erred". Washington Post. May 29, 1985.
  16. ^ "United States vs Omni International". Justia.com. June 1985.
  17. ^ "Omni International". Law Citations. May 15, 1986.
  18. ^ "Easton Jet Service Website".
  19. ^ "Easton Jet Service on Globalair". Globalair.
  20. ^ "Easton Jet Service on AirNav". AirNav.
  21. ^ "Omni Jet Trading aircraft on Controller". Controller.com.
  22. ^ "Omni Jet Trading aircraft on Aircraft Shopper Online". ASO.com.
  23. ^ Andrews, Alex (October 18, 2013). "Bargain Hunting at NBAA 2013". Corporate Jet Investor.
  24. ^ McCoy, Daniel (April 5, 2009). "Growing Inventory of used business jets weighing down new plane sales". Wichita Business Journal.
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  30. ^ "Aircraft for Sale on Airplane Mart". airplanemart.com.
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  32. ^ "Aircraft for Sale on JetSet Magazine". jetsetmag.com.
  33. ^ "B707-312B SN 19739". May 27, 2012.
  34. ^ Harrison, Kirby J. (August 1, 2010). "Bizav Industry in Holding Pattern". AINonline.com.
  35. ^ Francis, Robert (July 26 – August 1, 2010). "Business Aviation Gets a Lift from Improving Economy". Fort Worth Business Press.
  36. ^ Anselmo, Joe. "A Bizjet Rebound--But When". Aviation Week.
  37. ^ Mulvaney, Erin (October 27, 2013). "Private plane travel soars for businesses and the wealthy". Houston Chronicle.
  38. ^ "Omni International". Encyclopediasearch.