About JFI Jets
Air Rutter International, LLC d.b.a JFI Jets, (JFI) formerly known as Skookum Air, Inc. was created in Alaska in 1993 with one Cessna 185. Skookum Air’s primary mission was to fly fishermen, hunters, and supplies from Anchorage to remote Alaskan towns.
In 1993, the company relocated to Long Beach, California and started to grow in the executive aircraft charter industry as Air Rutter International (ARI). During these years, ARI operated and managed an eight aircraft fleet of Citation 500 series and 650 series aircraft. In 1998, ARI moved to Orange County, California. For the following seven years ARI’s headquarters were in Irvine. During this period, ARI grew into a respected management company, operating heavy and midsize jets (such as G-IV, G-II, CL-601 and Hawker 800 / 700).
The company obtained World Wide Operations Specifications creating a foundation for quality and service in the aircraft charter industry. Under new ownership in 2005 Air Rutter International, LLC has returned to Long Beach, California and expanded greatly to become specialists in heavy jet management and international charters.
In 2010, ARI re-branded itself as JFI Jets and today JFI Jets manages a Gulfstream V, Gulfstream GIV & GIV-SP (2), a Legacy 600, a Challenger 605, a Gulfstream G200, a Challenger 300, a Citation X, a Hawker 800XP and a Hawker 700.
JFI Jets continues to grow and has opened satellite locations in Livermore (CA), Santa Ana (CA) and Wilmington (DE). JFI Jets also has an east coast operations base in Farmingdale, New York.
JFI Jets continues to work diligently to set the standards for private aircraft charters, through safety, management, and a dedication to service.