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Banyan Air Service announces Jon Tonko as New Chief Operating Officer



COO John Tonko

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Banyan Air Service is proud to announce the promotion of Jon Tonko to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective February 1st.

This significant appointment comes as a testament to Jon’s 20-year dedication to partnering with our customers, enhancing Banyan’s operations, being instrumental in the development of Banyan North and the new satellite MRO facility in St. Augustine, as well as his leadership in achieving record-breaking fuel sales.

In his new role as COO, Jon will continue to oversee the operational activities of the Customer Support Department, Banyan Pilot Shop, Parts Solutions, IT, and Marketing Departments. Additionally, Jon will provide support to the VP of MRO, Director of Avionics, and General Administration. His broadened responsibilities reflect his comprehensive understanding of the company and stems from his 30+ years of experience in the business aviation industry.

Under Jon’s leadership, the Customer Support Department has flourished, earning the title of #1 U.S. FBO as voted by industry professionals. Jon attributes this success to the collective effort of his team, who have consistently delivered outstanding customer experiences. The department’s achievement is evident in the hundreds of transient customers who consider Banyan their “home away from home”.

Jon is set to play a crucial role in leading multiple departments of Banyan. His primary focus will be on managing the core operating functions of the company and contributing significantly to the strategic direction and corporate growth of Banyan. His expertise, along with his proven track record of leadership and innovation, positions him perfectly to lead the company into a new era of success and expansion.