Tom Mitchell

Thomas W. MitchellIn recent years, Tom has focused on opportunities to assist clients in optimizing all aspects of their aircraft ownership experience, including the aircraft selection process, technical surveys, modification and refurbishment projects, and providing general guidance throughout the entire acquisition process. In addition, Tom has facilitated both the development of flight departments or managing the selection process of aircraft management companies, as well as assisting clients with travel alternatives to include charter and fractional ownership programs.

Tom spent a large portion of his career in operations having financial responsibility at four major aircraft support facilities. In that time, Tom has been actively engaged in the planning and management of major refurbishments on nearly all models of Gulfstream, Falcon, Citation, Hawker, Raytheon and Bombardier business aircraft. Always priding himself on being a client advocate, Tom has successfully negotiated with all manufacturers in order to maximize warranty opportunities, and has championed numerous causes that enhanced his client with service solutions and financial remedies.

In addition to traditional business and general aviation aircraft, Tom has represented owners of rotary wing aircraft utilized in both corporate and utility configurations. His roles have included acceptance inspections, safety audits of operators and monthly oversight and analysis of operations and maintenance tracking. Tom’s clients have ranged from single helicopter owners to large leasing companies.

Before joining Essex, Tom held the position of Senior Vice President at Aviation Management Systems Inc. (2010- 2014). Prior to Aviation Management Systems, he was employed as a flight department manager for Liberty Mutual (2006 – 2009). For nearly 20 years prior, Tom was a member of a senior management team for Jet Aviation, which provided aircraft management, charter, major repairs, modifications, completions and aircraft ground support services.
Tom has attended numerous aviation schools receiving technical training, safety management training, and FAA regulatory training. In addition, Tom has completed various financial courses including Harvard Business School’s Financial Education for Corporate Executives.

Tom is an FAA licensed Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) for both airframes and engines and holds a current FAA Inspection Authorization (I.A.).

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