Ignacio A. Martinez
Chief Executive Officer, Windsor Jet
In 2009, Windsor Jet Management was acquired and rebranded by well-known business professional, Ignacio Martinez. Headquartered at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Windsor Jet is a privately held, industry-leading aviation company specializing in global charter services, aircraft management and acquisition. The current fleet both PART 91 and PART 135 comprises of 18 midsize, super midsize and heavy jets. The company specializes in on demand, one-way charter flights worldwide and is among the select few charter operators who have earned the highest level of industry safety certifications, which include ARGUS Platinum rating and Wyvern Wingman. Today, the charter fleet consists of Hawker 800XP, Citation X and Gulfstream IV models with future plans to add several more aircraft over the next year. Ignacio continues to grow the Windsor Jet business by increasing existing charter fleet, managed aircraft, expanding aircraft types along with the diversification of the business model.
With a background and expertise in real estate development, in 2013 Ignacio acquired a parcel of property on the northwest corner of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and opened the Company’s first Fixed Based Operator, W Aviation FBO. The purpose was not only to serve the Windsor fleet but also the general aviation community with fuel, aviation services, hangar, ramp and office space. In 2015, Ignacio opened up a second FBO, W Aviacion, located at Simon Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetia, Venezuela. The new FBO division will continue to grow in conjunction with the growth of Windsor Jet Management as current development is underway at KFXE Airport. The expansion of the existing W Aviation campus will include the construction of a pair of 20,000 sq. ft. hangars with adjoining office space, 155,000 sq. ft. of additional parking apron and a two-story, 24,000 sq. ft. executive terminal scheduled for completion in 2017.