Who is CFM Jet
CFMJet is the aircraft sales division of Corporate Flight Management.
Corporate Flight Management, Inc. was founded in 1982 and has grown from 1 airplane, 1 employee and 1 rented office to 20 airplanes, 150 employees and 2 FBOs. CFM provides on demand charter, maintenance, pilot training and aircraft sales for customers across the Nation and Worldwide. CFM Jet is the aircraft sales division for Corporate Flight Management, Inc.
CFM Jet hires former Gulfstream Aerospace Sales Executive John Scherrer.
CFM Jet hires full time Sales Assistant, IT Manager, and Advertising Specialist Jeremy Gillard.
Larry Payne is hired as a Senior Aviation Consultant.
CFM Jet hires full time Sales Assistant and Researcher Ryan Switalski.
CFM Jet employs the skills of PR specialists Ken Davidson, and becomes the first in the industry to use professionally produced videos to market aircraft.
Bill Tumbleson is hired as a Senior Aviation Consultant
CFM Jet establishes our own “branding” and leads off with the launch of one of the industries most useful and interesting websites.
Allen Howell strikes a deal with Blake Tumbleson to open CFM’s first ever aircraft sales division.
CFM gets upgraded from Gold standing to Platinum by the Aviation Research Group / US (ARG/US). This is the highest rating possible and sets us apart as one of the elite charter companies in the US.
CFM is designated a factory authorized service center for the Cirrus Design Aircraft SR20 / SR22.
CFM receives it’s ICAO call-sign: ‘Volunteer’.
CFM charter moved its offices and aircraft storage into a larger facility at the Smyrna Airport. This allowed the charter department the extra space necessary to handle the growth that it continues to experience. CFM charter currently operates and manages fourteen aircraft including: 1 Learjet 45, 1 Learjet 31A, 2 Learjet 35A, 1 MU-300 Diamond Jet, 3 BAE Jetstream J32, 4 BAE Jetstream J31, 1 King Air 200, and 1 Piper PA-23.
CFM completes a 20-hangar expansion of the west side of Smyrna Airport. This expansion on the land leased from Smyrna in 1998 accommodates the demand for additional small aircraft storage at the Smyrna Airport.
CFM acquired an additional maintenance shop. Due to the growth of the maintenance business, additional shop space was required. More space allowed the company to expand its services and decrease outside vendor usage.
CFM enters into a long term land lease with the Smyrna/Rutherford Count Airport Authority for 11 acres of land at the Smyrna Airport in order to accommodate future growth.
CFM launched Courier Logistics. As a subsidiary of CFM, Courier Logistics currently operates a fleet of small & medium sized trucks for scheduled and on-demand package and freight deliveries. Courier Logistics also handles the majority of air freight at the Smyrna airport.
CFM expanded its limited repair station. In addition to maintaining a variety of jet and turboprop aircraft, the FAA-certified repair station allows CFM to maintain Twin Commanders, and British Aerospace Jetstream aircraft, as well as aircraft accessories and components for a multitude of other aircraft.
CFM initiated scheduled airline service under the name Corporate Airlines. The airline was structured as a subsidiary, with its own key management and personnel. As planned, Corporate Airlines was separated from CFM to allow both companies the growth opportunities needed.
CFM acquired the FBO at Nashville’s John C. Tune Airport. The John C. Tune airport, with its 5,500 foot runway, was designated as a reliever airport by the FAA, and has recently been outfitted with an Instrument Landing System. Besides offering the standard FBO services at this airport, it is also the home base for several of CFM’s charter aircraft.
CFM became a full service fixed base operator (FBO) at the Smyrna airport. This provided the capability to offer additional maintenance, fuel and aircraft storage services necessary to complement the aircraft charter and management business.
The company moved into its current headquarters at the Smyrna, Tennessee Airport. This airport met the increasing needs of CFM, both in size and services with its two runways (8,500 ft. and 5,500 ft.), a control tower, large hangars, and three different instrument approaches.
Corporate Flight Management, Inc. (CFM) was founded. Reece Howell, after a twenty-five year career as a corporate pilot, joined forces with his son Allen Howell and began this aircraft Charter and Management Services firm at the Murfreesboro, Tennessee Airport. The initial business plan was to provide on-demand air charter for passengers and freight to the growing Middle Tennessee community.