We’re a team of industry veterans from private aviation and airline backgrounds, who have come together to provide value-driven solutions to today’s sophisticated aviation clientele.
We focus on building lasting relationships, bringing only the most capable, comfortable, efficient, and modern jets to our fleet. We support these aircraft unrelentingly, providing rare follow-through to ensure a truly satisfying ownership experience, and in turn, exceptional charter, lease, and brokerage products.
To charter clientele, this delivers a selection of premium jets, each with unique strengths to meet broad needs, and supported by skilled crews and operations staff dedicated to providing outstanding service.
Please give us a call at 605.593.8960 to discuss your needs, and how Alante Air can meet them.
William Grainger - Director of Operations
William has been in the aviation industry for 27 years with over 9000 hours of accident free flight hours. William has acquired these hours flying all over the world. His career spans military flying, flight test and delivery support pilot for, and several FAR 135 management and flying positions. William is married with no children and enjoys hiking and golfing here in sunny Arizona.
Mark Barkdull - Director of Maintenance
Mark brings over 30 years of maintenance experience to our team, developed in positions such as Senior Technician, Senior Tech Rep for Aircraft Acquisitions, Maintenance Controller and Maintenance Operations Control Manager for airlines including U.S. Airways/America West, Mark Air, and Polar Air Cargo. Mark holds Inspection Authorization, with broad experience in a range of Cirrus, Cessna Citation, Hawker/Beechcraft, Bombardier, Airbus, and Boeing aircraft.
Ed Russell - Chief Pilot
Ed has been involved in aviation for 28 yrs and started flying at the age of 15. He brings over 13 years of professional aviation experience in both 121 and 135 operations. Ed moved from Atlanta to Arizona in 2003 and holds a bachelors degree in Aeronautical Studies from Embry Riddle University. Ed is married with no children and enjoys remodeling old cars and golfing.
Ryan Hamilton - Principal, Aircraft Manager & Pilot
Ryan brought broad experience in private aviation maintenance, sales, and operations to his founding of Alante Air. A degree in electrical engineering supported his work as an Aviation Maintenance Technician for a Canadian FBO specializing in Cessna products – a company he then came to own and manage in the late 1990’s.
Moving to Phoenix in the mid 2000’s, Ryan founded a part 91 aircraft management company offering shared ownership and leasing of piston, turboprop and light jet aircraft. A tenacious desire to offer exceptional management and operations support to a broader clientele led to the founding of Alante Air Group, Inc., and its subsidiary, Alante Air Charter.
Ryan’s broad experience overseeing dozens of aircraft acquisitions, operation developments, and sales is the foundation of Alante Air’s aircraft management team. And as an ATP rated pilot type rated in the Citation Mustang and CJ-line of jets, brings operator-level experience to every project.