about us

Volo Group was founded in June 2007, with the disassembly and part sales of one Gulfstream II. Since then, Volo Direct has grown and expanded by diversifying into regional and corporate aircraft.

img-38.jpg Alberto Santos-Dumont(1873-1932) Brazilian aviation pioneer.

Dumont Group was founded in January 2013. However, its predecessor companies Elcorta and MX Jet Services have a history at the New Castle Airport in Delaware (KILG) going back to 1974.

The inspiration for the name and logo came from the Brazilian aviation pioneer, Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932). In October 1906, Santos-Dumont piloted the first heavier than air machine in Europe, as verified by the Aero-Club de France. Santos-Dumont had many other aviation firsts and is widely considered by many to be the "father" of aviation. He was rarely seen without his wide brimmed hat.

Dumont Group and Volo Direct have continued to grow rapidly by offering moderately priced products and services backed by expertise and strong customer service. The company now serves customers worldwide from six facilities. We continue to find ways to grow and offer the best suite of aviation products and services.

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dumont group timeline

  • 2018

    Dumont Group sponsors NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne

  • 2017

    Dumont Group launches Falcon 2000 Fractional Program

  • 2016

    Dumont Aviation adds new facility in Fort Worth, TX

  • 2015

    Dumont Aviation adds new facility in Bloomington, IL

    Acquisition of former Campbell’s Soup facility at ILG

  • 2014

    Dumont Aviation expands product and services offering to include Aircraft Charter and Aircraft Management

    Volo Direct expands to a 44,000 sq. ft. facility

  • 2013

    Dumont Aviation founded with purchase of Elcorta/MX Jet Services

  • 2012

    Volo Direct expands to new 15,000 sq. ft. facility

  • 2007

    Volo Direct founded

  • 1992

    First
    Turbojet sale

    First Management contract with a Citation 500 and 501

Dumont Group

Accounting

Katrina Brown Staff Accountant
302-317-3204 katrina.brown@dumontde.com
Brianna Corley Staff Accountant
302-317-3208 brianna.corley@dumontde.com
Jeremy Dunbar Staff Accountant
302-317-3209 jeremy.dunbar@dumontgroup.com
Barb McLaughlin Staff Accountant
302-317-3210 barbara.mclaughlin@dumontde.com
Berit Morgan Staff Accountant
302-317-3312 berit.morgan@dumontgroup.com
Kevin Shaw Controller
302-317-3216 kevin.shaw@dumontde.com
Keith Wargo Chief Financial Officer
302-317-3217 keith.wargo@dumontde.com

Human Resources/Administration

Nichole Barroqueiro Executive Assistant
302-356-9902 nichole.barroqueiro@dumontde.com
Shelby George Building Administrator
302-317-3316 shelby.george@dumontgroup.com
Leah Ginter Human Resources Manager
302-317-3211 leah.ginter@dumontde.com
Chip Keever Graphic Designer
302-584-1599 chip@prospercreativedesign.com
Amber Martin Business Manager
302-530-9722 amber.martin@dumontde.com

Dumont JETS

Flight Operations

Kara Arslain Chief Operating Officer
302-358-2463 kara.arslain@dumontde.com
Alec Driskill Director of Safety
302-777-1003 alec.driskill@dumontde.com
Dumont JETS Flight Operations
302-317-3300 ops@dumontgroup.com
Tara Layton Flight Operations Manager
302-317-3300 tara.layton@dumontde.com
Tim Lomakin Director of Operations
302-356-9903 tim.lomakin@dumontgroup.com
Samantha Spisak Flight Crew Scheduler
302-317-3300 samantha.spisak@dumontde.com

Maintenance Control

Brien Anders Director of Maintenance Operations
302-356-9958 brien.anders@dumontde.com
Sara Early Quality Assurance Specialist
302-356-9898 sara.early@dumontde.com
Dumont JETS Maintenance Control
302-356-9898 dacmx@dumontgroup.com

Sales

Jane Atkins Fractional Ownership Client Advisor
610-675-5780 jane.atkins@dumontgroup.com
Dumont JETS Charter Sales
302-317-3310 charter@dumontgroup.com

Dumont MRO

New Castle, DE – ILG

Andrew Gehman Assistant Chief Inspector
302-317-3306 andrew.gehman@dumontde.com
Tim Hunter, Sr. Director of Maintenance - ILG
302-317-3305 tim.hunter@dumontgroup.com
Mike McGlade Chief Inspector - ILG
302-322-6005 mike.mcglade@dumontgroup.com
James Moore Floor Supervisor
302-777-1003 james.moore@dumontde.com
Darrin Price Director of Customer Service and Planning
302-317-3314 darrin.price@dumontde.com
Elvie Van Dyk-Roberts Administrative Specialist
302-317-3313 elvie.roberts@dumontde.com

Bloomington, IL - BMI

Derek Craig Director of Maintenance - BMI
309-661-0200 derek.craig@dumontgroup.com
Susie Hough Parts Room Supervisor - BMI
309-661-0200 susie.hough@dumontde.com
Tom Scott Chief Inspector - BMI
309-661-0200 tom.scott@dumontde.com
Tricia Walker Building Administrator - BMI
309-661-0200 tricia.walker@dumontgroup.com

Fort Worth, TX – FWS

Bryan Belknap Director of Maintenance - FWS
817-615-8546 bryan.belknap@dumontde.com
Tom Henson Chief Inspector - FWS
817-615-8546 tom.henson@dumontde.com
Khoa Le Refurbishment Manager
817-615-8546 khoa.le@dumontde.com
Ashle Power Building Administrator – FWS
817-615-8546 ashle.power@dumontde.com

Parts

Dumont MRO Parts Room
302-276-7400 parts@dumontgroup.cpom

Volo Direct

Volo Direct

Nancy Gill Operations Coordinator
302-317-3205 nancy.gill@volodirect.com
Abraham Steynberg Sales, Africa
+27 (82) 468-7675 abraham.steynberg@dumontgroup.com

Employment

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Falcon 2000 First Officer

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Description

Dumont JETS is a dynamic, fast-growing FAA Part 135 and Part 145 company with locations in New Castle, Delaware, Fort Worth, Texas and Bloomington, Illinois. Our company specializes in the charter, management, maintenance, and sale of corporate aircraft. Dumont JETS’s robust fleet of twenty five aircraft fly both domestically and internationally. Dumont JETS is currently seeking a full-time Falcon 2000 First Officer who has been previously typed in the aircraft.

Primary Responsibilities

  • File proper flight plans, obtain weather reports, and check NOTAMS

  • Ensure the aircraft is clean and properly stocked before each flight

  • Participate in thorough pre-flight flight crew briefing with all appropriate crew members to ensure that the aircraft status, trip weather, applicable airports, trip routing and passenger requirements have been discussed and reviewed

  • Ensure all passengers are listed on the manifest and that each destination location is confirmed for accuracy with lead passenger

  • Conduct thorough pre-flight inspection of aircraft to ensure aircraft is airworthy prior to acceptance for flight

  • Communicate with air traffic control prior to take-off and during fight and landing

  • Ensure changes to trip itinerary, such as delays or early arrivals are communicated promptly to the necessary individuals

  • Assume Pilot-in-Command duties should the PIC become incapacitated or unable to perform these duties

  • Assist in completing all required trip paperwork in accordance with department policy and procedures

  • Assist in supervising fueling, loading, and appropriate servicing of aircraft

  • Complete any additional assignments or responsibilities as required

Qualifications

  • Valid FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate

  • No FAA Violations, suspensions or current investigations

  • Total Time: 1,500 Hours

  • Multi Engine Time: 500

  • Pilot in Command Time: 1,000 Hours

  • Turbine Experience

  • Thorough working knowledge of FAA/ICAO/TSA Regulations, Air Traffic Control Procedures, meteorology and navigation

  • Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills

  • This is a safety sensitive position which requires pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing


 

Compensation

  • Competitive Salary Based on Experience

  • Major Medical including Health, Dental and Vision

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(k) with Matching Employer Contribution

Contact

Please email résumé to jobs@dumontde.com

Falcon 50 First Officer

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Description

Dumont JETS is a dynamic, fast-growing FAA Part 135 and Part 145 company with locations in New Castle, Delaware and Bloomington, Illinois. Our company specializes in the charter, management, maintenance, and sale of corporate aircraft. Dumont JETS’s robust fleet of twenty five aircraft fly both domestically and internationally. Dumont JETS is currently seeking a full-time Falcon 50 First Officer.

Primary Responsibilities

  • File proper flight plans, obtain weather reports, and check NOTAMS

  • Ensure the aircraft is clean and properly stocked before each flight

  • Participate in thorough pre-flight flight crew briefing with all appropriate crew members to ensure that the aircraft status, trip weather, applicable airports, trip routing and passenger requirements have been discussed and reviewed

  • Ensure all passengers are listed on the manifest and that each destination location is confirmed for accuracy with lead passenger

  • Conduct thorough pre-flight inspection of aircraft to ensure aircraft is airworthy prior to acceptance for flight

  • Communicate with air traffic control prior to take-off and during fight and landing

  • Ensure changes to trip itinerary, such as delays or early arrivals are communicated promptly to the necessary individuals

  • Assume Pilot-in-Command duties should the PIC become incapacitated or unable to perform these duties

  • Assist in completing all required trip paperwork in accordance with department policy and procedures

  • Assist in supervising fueling, loading, and appropriate servicing of aircraft

  • Complete any additional assignments or responsibilities as required

Qualifications

  • Valid FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate

  • No FAA Violations, suspensions or current investigations

  • Total Time: 1,500 Hours

  • Multi Engine Time: 500

  • Pilot in Command Time: 1,000 Hours

  • Turbine Experience

  • Thorough working knowledge of FAA/ICAO/TSA Regulations, Air Traffic Control Procedures, meteorology and navigation

  • Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills

  • This is a safety sensitive position which requires pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing

Compensation

  • Competitive Salary Based on Experience

  • Major Medical including Health, Dental and Vision

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(k) with Matching Employer Contribution

Contact

Please email résumé to jobs@dumontde.com

Chief Pilot

dumont aviation

Description

Dumont GROUP is a proven aviation leader with established FAA Part 135 and Part 145 operations in New Castle, DE, Bloomington, IL, and Fort Worth, TX. Our team of aviation experts specializes in aircraft sales, charter, management, maintenance, and part sales. The Dumont JETS division is the premier Part 135 aircraft management and charter provider for both business and personal travel. Our robust fleet of 20 aircraft are supported by our team’s longstanding aviation knowledge and experience. Dumont MRO is our FAA Part 145 repair station offering fast maintenance, high quality workmanship, and unparalleled customer service. Volo Direct, the aircraft parts division, provides customers with the quick service and affordable aircraft parts, backed with exceptional customer support from our team.


Dumont JETS is currently seeking a full-time Chief Pilot for our Charter division who will be based in our New Castle, DE location to assist the Director of Operations in managing the day to day activities of our crewing team.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Report to the Director of Operations and act on behalf of the Director of Operations in his/her absence
  • Maintain proficiency as PIC in Falcon 50/900/2000, Gulfstream IV, or Lear 45 and fly as required
  • Interview pilot candidates, make hiring recommendations, and conduct annual pilot performance reviews
  • Supervise flight crew personnel, serve as point of contact for questions, and mentor and develop the pilot team
  • Schedule pilot training efficiently in order to minimize schedule disruptions
  • Assist Crew Scheduler in creating rotation schedules, approving vacation time and schedule requests ensuring the fleet has appropriate pilot coverage
  • Advise the Director of Training regarding training of flight crew personnel
  • Establish and maintain records as required by the Federal Aviation Regulations, training vendors, and company policies and monitor the maintaining of these records
  • Manage the preparation and maintenance of proficiency records, pilot files, flight schedules, reports, and correspondence pertaining to flight operations activities
  • Perform an active role in Dumont JETS’s Safety Management System
  • Communicate as appropriate with regulatory authorities regarding issues related to the safety and quality of Dumont JETS
  • Process and take action on accident, incident, and/or flight crew reports
  • Develop, implement, and review the standard operating procedures
  • Identify deficiencies, then develop, implement, and verify preventative and corrective measures
  • Liaise with other department heads to resolve issues and increase operational efficiencies
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must meet the minimum requirements to serve as a Chief Pilot as required by FAR 119.71(C)
  • Must have at least 3 years’ experience, within the past 6 years, as pilot in command of an aircraft operated under part 121 or part 135
  • Minimum total time: 5,000 hours
  • Minimum PIC time on turbo jet: 1,000 hours
  • Type rating for at least one or more of the following aircraft types preferred: Gulfstream IV, Falcon 50/900/2000, Lear 45
  • Valid Airline Transport Pilot License
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Previous management experience required
  • Previous Part 135 Chief Pilot experience preferred
  • Continual on call availability during non-business hours
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve in a fast pace environment
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • This is a safety sensitive position which requires pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing

Compensation

  • Competitive Salary Based on Experience
  • Major Medical including Health, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k) with Matching Employer Contribution
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation Time

Contact

Please email résumé to jobs@dumontde.com.

Maintenance Manager

dumont aviation

Description

Dumont GROUP is a proven aviation leader with established FAA Part 135 and Part 145 operations in New Castle, DE, Bloomington, IL, and Fort Worth, TX. Our team of aviation experts specializes in aircraft sales, charter, management, maintenance, and part sales. The Dumont JETS division is the premier Part 135 aircraft management and charter provider for both business and personal travel. Our robust fleet of 20 aircraft are supported by our team’s longstanding aviation knowledge and experience. Dumont MRO is our FAA Part 145 repair station offering fast maintenance, high quality workmanship, and unparalleled customer service. Volo Direct, the aircraft parts division, provides customers with the quick service and affordable aircraft parts, backed with exceptional customer support from our team.

Dumont JETS is currently seeking a full-time Maintenance Manager for our Charter division who will be based in our New Castle, DE location to report to the Director of Maintenance Operations and oversee the day to day activity of the Maintenance Control team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan aircraft scheduled maintenance on priority basis considering factors such as flight schedules, part availability, and customer requirements
  • Collaborate with upper management on safety, customer satisfaction, employee relations, visual controls and performance measures.
  • Drive process improvement to optimize productivity and efficiency along with quality, cost reduction, and on-time delivery.
  • Obtain inventory, and review accuracy of documentation for new aircraft including log history, equipment list, modification records, supplemental data, and all related paperwork
  • Confer, discuss and provide information to customers on scope of work, maintenance required, and obtain approval for work
  • Maintain communication between flight crews, mechanics, and vendors to ensure safety and company operating procedures of each aircraft are met
  • Assess conformity requirements by updating and organizing inventory records
  • Exercise oversight of quotes, invoices for accuracy, and manage vendor relations
  • Troubleshoot squawks over the phone and in person with pilots and vendors and communicate as needed with factory service representatives to find solutions
  • Ensure compliance with all company and Federal policies, procedures, and SOPs.
  • Oversee the maintenance and records for fleet of aircraft
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Maintenance

Qualifications

  • A&P license with minimum ten years aircraft maintenance experience required
  • On call availability for AOG situations, after hours and weekend work required
  • 5 years previous Part 135 experience is preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of all aircraft systems including electrical, mechanical and avionics
  • Background in aviation planning, troubleshooting preferred
  • Familiarity with CAMP, CMP, and Avtrak preferred
  • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy and organization
  • Ability to think critically and communicate effectively
  • This is a safety sensitive position which requires pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing

Compensation

  • Competitive Salary Based on Experience
  • Major Medical including Health, Dental and Vision
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Matching Employer Contribution
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation

Contact

Please email résumé to jobs@dumontgroup.com.

Resources

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