Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 11:45 AM
Million Air Dallas
Million Air Dallas
Mr. Hopkins has played a key part of the success of Million Air Dallas since the doors were first opened in 1984 as the first upscale flight facility of its kind. Having fallen in love with Million Air and aviation in general, Jack quickly decided to learn everything he could. He saw his future in Million Air and set a very lofty goal for himself early on. Aided by his natural curiosity and a thirst for knowledge, Jack studied not only the areas that he was directly involved in, but also every aspect of each department down to the last detail. His knowledge and initiative so impressed the owner of the company, that it eventually earned him the title of FBO Manager in charge of operations and personnel. Jack's foresight and ability enabled him to play a pivotal role in the growth and evolution of what would come to be a great company. Under his direction, Million Air Dallas was so successful that the name and concept became a franchise (now international) with the Dallas location used as a benchmark to achieve success in other parts of the country.
By 2002, Jack proudly assumed the mantel of President and Chief Executive Officer. He was now responsible for running the entire operation including the Flight Department (Aircraft Charter & Management), Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions, Aircraft Maintenance, Line Service, Customer Service and Accounting. Jack now serves at the helm of a powerful corporation that, under his direction, enjoys membership in the National Business Aviation Association, the National Air Transportation Association, and the company has earned the merits to achieve Wyvern and ARG/US status. Million Air Dallas has consistently won awards year after year as one of the top FBOs in the world in performance excellence and exceptional customer service. It is also widely known as one of the most beautiful facilities in the industry. Individual Dallas departments have also been consistently recognized and are often used as a training tool for other Million Air franchises coming into the fold. Jack sits at the helm of this busy concern, keeping his finger on the pulse of the industry and constantly developing new innovations that continue to lead the industry.
In the past twenty years, Jack has developed strong relationships within both the aviation and corporate business worlds. His name has become synonymous with private aviation. He has served on a variety of committees within Addison, TX where Million Air is located and is a member of the Million Air Advisory Board which directs the progress of all Million Air facilities, ensures that proper standards are met for all who use the popular Million Air brand, and directs expansion plans that have taken Million Air from a one-facility operation to locations in Canada, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and beyond. Jack also serves on the board of Turning P.O.I.N.T., an organization whose mission is to develop self-esteem and confidence in the physically challenged through participation in adapted outdoor adventures.