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About

TISMA Private Aircraft Management

TISMA, Inc. has been providing the highest quality air charter and executive aircraft management services in North America since 1995. The two managing partners boast a combined 75 years of incident and accident-free operations in international aircraft operations. TISMA’s highly experienced staff of pilots, cabin attendants, mechanics and ground crew are among the best trained and qualified staff in the business. TISMA provides flawless international executive travel and full service, turnkey aircraft management to maintain your investment.

TISMA is conveniently headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C. in Hangar C at Dulles International Airport with additional operations bases in White Plains, NY and Portsmouth, NH. The US Federal Government, foreign governments, embassies, heads of state and numerous Fortune companies have relied on TISMA’s expertise and experience in international aircraft operation. TISMA conducts operations under FAR Part 91 as well as under its 135 Air Carrier Operating Certificate number T7IA357H.

ARGUS Platinum

This is the highest level within the ARGUS rating system. Only experienced operators who meet the criteria for the ARGUS Gold and pass the ARGUS Platinum on-site safety audit attain this rating level. Operators must develop and implement a comprehensive Safety Management System as well as a clear and workable Emergency Response Plan, effective policies and procedures and documented records for all major aspects of operations and maintenance within a flight department or charter company.

IS-BAO Stage II

The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member associations, is a recommended code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve high levels of safety and professionalism. IS-BAO is an industry standard built for operators, by operators that provides standards based on the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS). Both the FAA and CAA in Canada recognize IS-BAO as meeting the ICAO standard. The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) also recognizes IS-BAO as an industry standard for business aircraft operations.

The Best in Private Aircraft Management

Our Credentials

TISMA holds the ARGUS Platinum Rating, the highest available, as well as ISBAO Stage II certification. TISMA conducts operations under FAR Part 91 as well as under its 135 Air Carrier Operating Certificate number T7IA357H. TISMA is certified for worldwide operations.

Our Experience

TISMA has been providing the highest quality air charter and private aircraft management services in North America since 1995. The two managing partners boast a combined 75+ years of incident and accident-free domestic and international aircraft operations experience.

Our Standards

TISMA’s highly trained staff of pilots, mechanics, cabin crew and ground crew are among the best trained and certified staff in private and charter aircraft operations. All TISMA pilots are type-rated and captain-qualified in their respective aircraft and attend recurrent ground and simulator training every six months, which is twice the frequency required by Federal Regulations.

Our Staff

TISMA is conveniently headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C at Dulles International Airport with additional operations bases in White Plains, NY and Portsmouth, NH. The US Federal Government, foreign governments, embassies, heads of state, VIPs and many Fortune companies have relied on TISMA’s expertise and experience in international aircraft operation.

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EXPERIENCED & CERTIFIED

Since 1995 TISMA has provided quality full service aircraft management.

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Professional private air travel for business and pleasure, local or international.

Meet Our Professional Staff

Chip Burton

President

A Washington native, Chip attended St. Alban’s, Woodward Prep and Georgetown University, all local to the DC area.  Obtaining his pilot’s license as a teenager, he flew for several start up commuters and charter operators while serving as D.C. Police officer.  After joining the FAA, he served as a radar controller at Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center until moving to its training department as an Evaluation, Proficiency and Development Specialist (EPDS).  Chip took up corporate aviation as a full time career in 1980 but continued serving the FAA as a Designated Pilot Examiner in several large cabin corporate jet aircraft.  In 1995 he started TISMA as a corporate flight department that grew into today’s leading Mid-Atlantic corporate aircraft management and international charter company.

Jeff Rubin

Vice President

Jeff joined TISMA as its Chief Pilot in 1998, and has been its Vice President and Corporate Secretary since 2003. He holds degrees in Aeronautical Science and Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  A professional pilot for over 40 years, Jeff has held prior positions as a Chief Pilot,  Executive Vice President of a regional airline, as well as Founder and President of a computer products wholesale distribution company. He holds ATP type ratings in the Rockwell Sabreliner, Lockheed JetStar, Dassault Falcon 50/900, Gulfstream G-I, G-IV and G-VSP (G550).

Suzanne Wood

Controller

Suzanne joined TISMA as Controller in February 2005, and holds a BBA degree in Accounting from James Madison University.  Prior to joining TISMA Suzanne was a licensed CPA while working for a leading Washington area commercial real estate developer.

Kathy Isaacs

Scheduler / Dispatcher

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Gene Castle

Chief Pilot

Gene has been a professional charter pilot since 1994. He joined TISMA as a Line Captain in 2005, served as TISMA’s assistant to the Chief Pilot, and as Chief Pilot since 2013. He attended Frederick Community College and is ATP type rated in the Cessna Citation, Lear Jet, Hawker HS-125, Dassault Falcon 50/900, Gulfstream G-IV, and G-VSP (G550). Gene also holds Check Airman authority in TISMA’s Gulfstream aircraft.

Gerry Laborce

Maintenance Director

Gerry holds a degree in Professional Aeronautics (Cum Laude) and Aviation/Aerospace Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Having served 20 years in the United States Navy as Chief Flight Engineer instructor, he joined TISMA shortly after retiring in 2004.  With over 32 years of Aviation experience, Gerry has completed formal training on the Gulfstream GIV-SP, Gulfstream GV-SP (G550) and the Bombardier Global Express. He has served as TISMA’s Director of Maintenance since 2009.

David L. Meeusen

Safety Management System Manager

Dave was employed by TISMA from 2003 to 2005 for his expertise as a GIV captain and international pilot. He returned again in 2012 and is currently a captain on our G-550 as well as our Safety Management System manager. He also serves as the maintenance department’s manager of their Continuing Analysis and Surveillance program. Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree from Embry-Riddle in Professional Aeronautics. He is a 14,000 hour captain with type ratings and experience in the G-550, G-IV, G-3, G-2, Falcon 900, Falcon 50, Falcon 200, Falcon 20, Falcon 10, Challenger 604 and Douglas DC-3. He is an ATP pilot with extensive world-wide experience.

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Quality

TISMA's quality guarantee is second to none in providing a flawless trip for big businesses and private travel.

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Certified

TISMA is one of the most certified and accredited private aviation managers in the country.

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Management

TISMA's professional staff will manage your trip from gate to gate, leaving you to sit back and relax.

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Luxury

TISMA provides luxurious private air travel in our fleet of private jets, or managing your own private jet.

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