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

  • 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

Team

Management

Dan Piraino
Dan Piraino Director
Kevin Wargo
Kevin Wargo Director

Administration

Katrina Brown Staff Accountant
302-777-1003, Ext. 224 katrina.brown@dumontde.com
Brianna Corley Staff Accountant
302-777-1003, Ext. 222 brianna.corley@dumontde.com
Nancy Gill Operations Coordinator
302-250-4040 nancy.gill@volodirect.com
Leah Ginter Human Resources Manager
302-317-3211 leah.ginter@dumontde.com
Whitney King Executive Assistant
302-356-9903 whitney.king@dumontde.com
Amber Martin Business Manager
302-530-9722 amber.martin@dumontde.com
Barb McLaughlin Staff Accountant
302-777-1003, Ext. 216 barbara.mclaughlin@dumontde.com
Kevin Shaw Controller
302-317-3216 kevin.shaw@dumontde.com
Brittany Snow HR Recruiter
302-777-1003, Ext 100 brittany.snow@dumontde.com
Amy Stark Staff Accountant
302-317-3209 amy.stark@dumontde.com
Keith Wargo Chief Financial Officer
302-777-1003, Ext. 225 keith.wargo@dumontde.com

Flight Department

Brien Anders Director of Maintenance Operations
302-356-9958 brien.anders@dumontde.com
Kara Arslain Chief Operating Officer
302-358-2463 kara.arslain@dumontde.com
Alec Driskill Director of Safety
302-777-1003 alec.driskill@dumontde.com
Sara Early Quality Assurance Specialist
302-356-9898 sara.early@dumontde.com
Lauren Herfindahl Flight Department Coordinator
302-317-3300 Lauren.herfindahl@dumontde.com
Timothy Jones Maintenance Coordinator
302-777-1003, Ext. 206 tim.jones@dumontde.com
Tara Layton Flight Department Coordinator
302-317-3300 tara.layton@dumontde.com
Dean Mayhart Maintenance Coordinator
302-777-1003, Ext. 253 dean.mayhart@dumontde.com
Alex McMahon Director of Operations
302-356-9902 alex.mcmahon@dumontde.com
Colin Poe Maintenance Manager
302-777-1003, Ext. 256 colin.poe@dumontde.com
Lizzy Quinton Flight Department Coordinator
302-317-3300 lizzy.quinton@dumontde.com
Mark Rager Maintenance Coordinator
302-777-1003, Ext. 251 mark.rager@dumontde.com
Bryan Rodgers Chief Pilot
302-777-1003, Ext. 259 bryan.rodgers@dumontde.com
Samantha Spisak Flight Crew Scheduler
302-317-3300 samantha.spisak@dumontde.com
Brendan Tozer Flight Operations Manager
302-317-3300 brendan.tozer@dumontde.com

MRO

Bryan Belknap Director of Maintenance - FWS
817-615-8546 bryan.belknap@dumontde.com
Chris Colbath Director of Maintenance - BMI
309-661-0200, Ext. 130 chris.colbath@dumontde.com
Andrew Gehman Assistant Chief Inspector
302-777-1003, Ext. 211 andrew.gehman@dumontde.com
Thomas Graham Inspector
302-777-1003, Ext.206 thomas.graham@dumontde.com
Tom Henson Chief Inspector - FWS
817-615-8546 tom.henson@dumontde.com
Susie Hough Parts Room Supervior - BMI
309-661-0200, Ext. 135 susie.hough@dumontde.com
Khoa Le Refurbishment Manager
817-615-8546 khoa.le@dumontde.com
James Moore Floor Supervisor
302-777-1003 james.moore@dumontde.com
Ashley Pfender Parts Room Supervisor
302-777-1003, Ext. 212 ashley.pfender@dumontde.com
Ashle Power Building Administrator – FWS
817-615-8546 ashle.power@dumontde.com
Darrin Price Director of Maintenance - ILG
302-777-1003, Ext. 227 darrin.price@dumontde.com
Tom Scott Chief Inspector - BMI
309-661-0200 tom.scott@dumontde.com
Shelly Snider Building Administrator – BMI
(309) 661-0200, Ext. 121 shelly.snider@dumontde.com
Elvie Van Dyk-Roberts Administrative Specialist
302-777-1003, Ext. 226 elvie.roberts@dumontde.com

Sales

Leslie Coppola Part Sales Associate
302-358-2108 leslie@volodirect.com
Darcy Donahue Part Sales Associate
302-250-4057 darcy.donahue@volodirect.com
Tom Jindra Charter Sales
302-317-3310 tom.jindra@dumontde.com
Jim McGroarty Charter Sales
302-317-3310 jim.mcgroarty@dumontde.com
Abraham Steynberg Sales, Africa
+27 (82) 468-7675 abraham.steynberg@dumontgroup.com
Doug Walton Charter Sales
302-317-3310 doug.walton@dumontde.com

Employment

Want to take off to a great career? Please see our job openings below.

Chief Inspector - New Castle, DE

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Description

Dumont Group is a dynamic, fast-growing FAA Part 135 and Part 145 company with locations in New Castle, Delaware, Bloomington, Illinois, and Fort Worth, Texas. Our company specializes in the charter, management, maintenance, and sale of corporate aircraft. Dumont Group’s robust fleet of twenty-five aircraft fly both domestically and internationally.

Dumont Group is currently seeking a full-time Chief Inspector for our Part 145 division who will be based in our New Castle, Delaware location.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Make final airworthiness determinations

  • Maintaining records of management, inspection, and supervisory personnel as required by 14 CFR part 145.161

  • Coordinate with the FSDO for activities that require approval or acceptance of the FAA, such as changes to the operations specifications and the capability list

  • Maintain a continual improvement process for inspection procedures and methods to improve the quality and economic efficiency of the maintenance process

  • Establish processes to ensure the airworthiness of all customer aircraft, components, and parts approved for return to service

  • Maintain the recordkeeping system for reports and records required by 14 CFR parts 145.219 and 145.221

  • Develop policies and procedures that govern the development, revision, and distribution of the Repair Station, Quality Control, Training, and Forms Manuals

  • Ensure all inspection personnel are trained, qualified, and authorized

  • Responsible for ensuring work away from base follows repair station procedures

  • Determine that all technical data on all articles maintained by the repair station is secured and kept current with latest revisions

  • Ascertain that all inspections are properly performed on all completed work before it is approved for return to service

  • Ensure that the proper inspection and maintenance records, reports, and forms required for a return to service release are properly executed

  • Recommend persons for repairman and certify that each recommendation is employed by the repair station and meets the requirements of FAR 65.101, coordinating with the FAA for maintaining and surrendering the certificates when needed

  • Properly execute FAA Form 337 when required

  • See that rejected and unserviceable parts are handles in such a way as to prevent their reuse as serviceable parts

  • Ensure all articles, parts, supplies, and materials and properly identified and tagged

  • Responsible for standards and procedures for tool calibration

  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications

  • High School graduate or equivalent

  • Must have an A&P License

  • IA strongly preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years of heavy maintenance experience at an MRO and at least 8 years of quality assurance/inspection experience

  • Excellent communications skills, professionalism, and positive attitude

  • Ability to work independently with minimum direction

  • Commitment to maintaining safe working environment

  • Ability to think critically, strategically, and communicate effectively and efficiently

Compensation

  • Competitive Salary Based on Experience

  • Excellent 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@dumontde.com

 

Lead Maintenance Technician - New Castle, DE & Bloomington, IL

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Description

Dumont Group is a dynamic, fast-growing FAA Part 145 maintenance facility specializing in the management, maintenance, and disassembly of corporate aircraft. Dumont Group is currently seeking a full-time A&P Lead Technician to join their team in New Castle, DE, Bloomington, IL, and Fort Worth, TX.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees assigned group on all A&P mechanic related tasks
  • Demonstrates the maturity, judgment, and analytical ability to perform all aspects of the aircraft maintenance and preventative maintenance
  • Must provide work assignments and instruction to the assigned group in related technical information job procedures, safety and general shop and hangar practice
  • Assume control and responsibility of the quantity and quality of work produced by assigned group
  • Responsible for all aircraft component tracking and log book entries
  • Determines airworthiness of aircraft and components established by FAR
  • Assists in disassembly of aircraft and visually inspect individual components for wear, damage, or defects
  • Participates in maintenance test flights and operation checks
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • A&P license
  • Minimum five years aircraft maintenance experience
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision from management
  • Commitment to maintaining safe working environment
  • Ability to think critically and communicate effectively and efficiently
  • Preference given to candidates with experience in Challenger, Falcon, Hawker, Gulfstream and Learjet aircraft

Compensation

  • Competitive Salary Based on Experience Plus Wage Differential
  • Major Medical including Health, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k) with Matching Employer Contribution
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation

Contact

Please email résumé to jobs@dumontde.com

Maintenance Technician - New Castle, DE & Bloomington, IL

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Description

Dumont Group 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 Group’s robust fleet of twenty five aircraft fly both domestically and internationally. Dumont Group is currently seeking full-time Maintenance Technicians in both New Castle, DE, Bloomington, IL and Fort Worth, TX.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in high quality inspections, servicing, and maintenance of airframe systems and components in a timely, clean, safe and professional manner with no rework

  • Inspect components for any signs of damage or defects and perform minor troubleshooting, function testing, and repair of aircraft systems and components

  • Consistently locate and use appropriate technical data and follow verbal instructions when accomplishing assigned maintenance tasks

  • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies and components according to aircraft maintenance manuals and specifications

  • Assist in disassembly of aircraft and visually inspect individual components for wear, damage, or defects

  • Participate in maintenance test flights and operation checks

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • A&P license

  • Minimum two years aircraft maintenance experience

  • Commitment to maintaining safe working environment

  • Ability to think critically and communicate effectively and efficiently

  • Preference given to candidates with experience in Challenger, Falcon, Hawker and Learjet aircraft

Compensation

  • Competitive Salary Based on Experience

  • Major Medical including Health, Dental and Vision

  • 401(k) with Matching Employer Contribution

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Vacation

Contact

Please email résumé to jobs@dumontde.com

Avionics Technician - New Castle, DE and Bloomington, IL

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Description

Dumont Group is a dynamic, fast-growing FAA Part 145 maintenance facility specializing in the management, maintenance, and disassembly of corporate aircraft. Dumont Group is currently seeking full-time Avionics Technicians to join their team in both New Castle, DE and Bloomington, IL.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform operational checks, bench checks, maintenance and repairs of electronic or electrical components
  • Troubleshoot and isolate malfunctions in complex aircraft avionics equipment
  • Perform basic mechanical and electrical removals and installations
  • Assist with on-going maintenance tasks when avionics specific tasks are complete
  • Consistently locate and use appropriate technical data and follow verbal instructions when accomplishing assigned maintenance tasks
  • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies and components according to aircraft maintenance manuals and specifications
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum two years in avionics experience
  • Commitment to maintaining safe working environment
  • Ability to think critically and communicate effectively and efficiently
  • Preference given to candidates with experience in Challenger, Falcon, Hawker, Gulfstream and Learjet aircraft

Compensation

  • Competitive Salary Based on Experience
  • Major Medical including Health, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k) with Matching Employer Contribution
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation

Contact

Please email résumé to jobs@dumontde.com

Aircraft Interior Technician - Trim Specialist

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Description

Dumont MRO is a dynamic, fast-growing FAA Part 145 and Part 135 company with locations in New Castle, Delaware and Bloomington, Illinois. Our company specializes in the charter, management, maintenance, and sale of corporate aircraft. Dumont Aviation’s robust fleet of twenty-five aircraft fly both domestically and internationally. Dumont MRO is currently seeking a full time Aircraft Interior Technician who will be based in the New Castle, Delaware area. 

Primary Responsibilities

The Trim Specialist strips, preps, and recovers aircraft interior panels using various leathers, and fabrics according to customer specifications and Dumont Aviation approved procedures in a safe and organized work are with the goal of delivering a superior quality product with specified budgets, and time frame.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Breakdown, and remove components from interior panels in preparation for recover.

  • Strip old materials, and glue from panels in preparation for recover.

  • Fabricate and/or repair various interior panels in accordance with industry standard practices

  • Accurately measure, cut, layout, and apply various materials including carpet

  • Apply decorative paints, fabrics, and leather to interior panels and components

  • Make templates and patterns as well as cut leather accurately for manufacturing and sewing of interior components by the upholstery technician

SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong working knowledge of aircraft interior panels.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are needed along with a desire to provide our customers with exceptional service, and quality.
  • Organizational skills with ability to establish priorities and excellent time management.

Qualifications

  • Qualified candidates must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license, pass prior work history verification, pre-employment drug screening and TSA clearance requirements.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years upholstery experience required.
  • Experience applying various fabrics, leathers and materials for upholstery work
  • Working knowledge in the operation of various hand tools (spray guns, sanders, grinders, saws, drill press, sewing machines, etc.)
  • Aircraft, automotive, and/or marine upholstery experience a plus
  • Ability to read and follow blueprints and engineering drawings.
  • Strong attention to high quality, detailed work
  • Patience and willingness to perform repetitive routines
  • Basic computer skills

 

Compensation

  • Competitive Salary Based on Experience
  • Major Medical including Health, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k) with Matching Employer Contribution
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation

Contact

Please email résumé to jobs@dumontde.com

Director of Operations - New Castle, DE

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Description

Dumont Group is a dynamic, fast-growing FAA Part 135 and Part 145 company with locations in New Castle, Delaware, Bloomington, Illinois, and Fort Worth, Texas. Our company specializes in the charter, management, maintenance, and sale of corporate aircraft. Dumont Aviation’s robust fleet of twenty-five aircraft fly both domestically and internationally. Dumont Group is currently seeking a full-time Director of Operations who will be based in our New Castle, Delaware location.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee management procedures to ensure safe and efficient flight operations and operations support

  • Identify ways to continually improve practices and efficiencies for various job functions to ensure smooth department operation

  • Collect and analyze service and maintenance data to identify trends, implement solutions, and ensure continual performance improvement is achieved

  • Establish flight department policies, procedures, instructions, and information and delegate the authority of specific decisions to department managers

  • Interface with customer representatives, coordinate customer communication activities, and resolve any questions or disputes on customer invoices or performed maintenance as needed

  • Ensure Dumont Aircraft Charter remains Part 135 compliant

  • Responsible, jointly with the Chief Pilot, for the initiation, continuation, diversion, or termination of a flight

  • Coordinate with the FAA in all matters concerning the operation of aircraft and the performance and training of flight crew personnel

  • Assume the duties of the Chief Pilot in his or her absence

  • Coordinate with the Director of Maintenance on policies regarding maintenance standards and procedures pertaining to company aircraft, crewmembers, and manuals as well as the timely correction of mechanical irregularities and discrepancies

  • Monitor maintenance and mechanical delays encountered throughout a trip

  • Assist the Chief Pilot in managing crew training procedures to ensure pilots are current on all certifications and regulations with the help of department managers

  • Maintain consistent content across all airline manuals

  • Manage distribution of General Operations Manual (GOM)

  • Propose changes to the GOM as needed and present to the FAA for review and acceptance

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Minimum ten years of Part 135 operations management experience

  • Minimum twenty years of aviation experience

  • Experience managing a minimum of 100 employees

  • Exceptional customer service skills

  • Ability to analyze and problem solve in a fast pace environment

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Compensation

  • Competitive Salary
  • Major Medical including Health, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k) with Matching Employer Contribution
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation

Contact

Please email résumé to jobs@dumontde.com.