Contour Aviation
IATA ICAO Callsign
LF VTE VOLUNTEER
Founded1982
Fleet size26
HeadquartersSmyrna, Tennessee, United States
Key peopleMatt Chaifetz (CEO)
Websitecontouraviation.com

Contour Aviation (legally Corporate Flight Management, Inc. d.b.a. Contour Aviation) is a multifaceted aviation services company based in Smyrna, Tennessee, USA. It started operations in 1982 as an on-demand charter service for passengers and freight in the southern United States, as well as a full-service Federal Aviation Administration certificated repair station and a fixed-base operator. Contour maintains its corporate office at the Smyrna Airport.[1] It currently operates charter flights, provides aircraft management, sales, government services, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services.[2]

Contour Aviation is the parent company of Contour Airlines, a public charter operator which provides scheduled domestic service like a regional airline.[3] Contour Airlines charters 30-seat Embraer regional jets operated by Contour Aviation and then resells seats on that aircraft to the public. The arrangement allows Contour to utilize pilots who are qualified to operate charter services, who can be either less experienced or older than allowed on commercial passenger flights.[4]

Fleet

The Contour Aviation charter fleet (FAR Part 135) includes the following aircraft:[5][6]

Contour Aviation fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers Notes
Bombardier CRJ200 3 16 VIP configuration
Cessna Citation Excel 1 8 VIP configuration
Cessna Citation V 1 8 VIP configuration
Cessna Citation XLS 1 9 VIP configuration
Embraer ERJ 135 10 30 Used to operate Contour Airlines flights
Embraer ERJ 140 7
Embraer ERJ 145 2
Embraer Legacy 600 1 13 VIP configuration
Fleet total 26

References

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 69.
  2. ^ "Home - Contour Aviation". Contour Aviation. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  3. ^ "ContourAirlines". www.contourairlines.com. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  4. ^ Lau, Stuart “Kipp” (October 2, 2023). "The Fight Against Public Charter Providers is Heating Up". Aviation International News. Retrieved 2023-11-08.
  5. ^ "Fleet - Contour Aviation". Contour Aviation. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  6. ^ "Contour Aviation Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. 2023-11-06. Retrieved 2023-11-09.