President, Summit Aviation

Job Title

President, Summit Aviation

Job Description

Summit Aviation is looking for an authentic, positive, career-minded individual to join our team as President of Summit Aviation. You will join a collection of creative, caring, hard-working individuals passionate about aviation, service, and the development of an aviation ecosystem in Northwest Arkansas.


About the Position

The President of Summit Aviation is the senior member of the Summit Aviation leadership team and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer of Runway Group (Runway Group is the parent company of Summit Aviation) or to leadership appointed by the Runway CEO.  The President is responsible for the following:


About Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, established in 2006, operates Thaden Fieldhouse and associated hangars at the Bentonville Municipal Airport.  The business is currently comprised of the following six operating divisions (staff and aircraft may be subject to change):


Fieldhouse Operations (Summit FBO)                    (Staff of 10)

Aircraft Maintenance                                                  (Staff of 7)

Flight School                                                                 (Staff of 16, 13 Aircraft)

Flying Club                                                                     (Staff of 4, 7-9 Aircraft)

Charter Service                                                             (Staff of 5, 3 aircraft)

Aircraft Management                                                  (under development)


What you will do

The President of Summit Aviation is accountable for driving business results aligned with operational and financial goals. This operationally minded leader will draw on their experience to initiate and lead operational changes and assist departmental teams in implementing changes that bring positive results. The President of Summit Aviation is ultimately responsible for ensuring consistent, disciplined, and financially sustainable services and experiences are delivered to Summit Aviation customers, guests, and passengers. As a salaried position, it is expected the applicant be available after hours, on weekends, and on holidays as may be necessary from time to time to assist with customer and company needs.  Extreme discretion is required in performing duties relating to ownership, customers, and attendees of private events.



Qualifications required for your success


Compensation and Benefits

Summit Aviation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Basic Qualifications