In 2016, the used turbine sales and brokerage firm jetAVIVA acquired Kansas Aircraft Corp. On Aug. 1, jetAVIVA announced that it had acquired Jet Quest, a Cessna Citation sales firm based in Georgetown, Texas. This move makes jetAVIVA one of the world’s biggest firms specializing in used turbine sales.
The company now has offices in Kansas City, Kansas; Georgetown, Texas; Los Angeles; New York; Denver; Atlanta; and Madison, Wisconsin.
Cyrus Sigari, chairman and CEO of jetAVIVA, said, “The Jet Quest story is about great people—not just great products.” He noted that under Essler's leadership, Jet Quest became a major force in the Cessna Citation marketplace.
Founded in 2006, jetAVIVA has dealt with more than 2,000 clients in 40 nations and now is the leader in the used Citation and Embraer business jet markets. In the future, Sigari said that the company will use similar acquisition strategies in pursuing a central position in the used Bombardier business jet, Beechcraft King Air, and Piper Meridian markets.