A New Company with a Legacy Story
Revv Aviation is rooted in heritage. While we officially adopted the Revv Aviation name in 2022, our love of flight and passion for bringing aviation services to small towns is nothing new.
Revv is built on the shoulders of great men and women aviators passionate about flying. They’ve measured speed in knots and life by the wind. These extraordinary leaders are now part of the Revv family. We are united in our love of flight and how we see each person as an individual. Never a number. Everything we do comes back to impacting people through aviation. We will always see this as our single, greatest endeavor.
The Revv story involves aviation pioneers like Roy Carver Sr. and Roy Carver Jr. of Muscatine, Iowa; Dan Smith and his daughter Lisa LaMantia of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Robert Luman Sr. and his sons Bob Jr. and Mike Luman of Aurora, Ill., and Mark McKinney, also of Aurora. Nearly 250 years combined personal aviation experiences come together under Revv. Learn more about our Founding Partners.
An aviation enterprise encompasses many things. But it is the beliefs of that enterprise that matter most. Led by Inga Carus and Peter Limberger, CL Enterprises is Revv’s parent company which has championed one small town at a time in more than a dozen communities by providing good paying jobs, investing in local economic development and creating places where folks from the community can gather. The company’s motto: “small towns, big ideas.” Revv amplifies this people-first philosophy by pioneering the concept of personal aviation.
Personal aviation begins with you. We’re opening up the skies by going beyond the exclusive world of private aviation and the status quo oftentimes delivered by commercial aviation.
For pilots, personal aviation means aviation services delivered with a personal touch, extra care of their aircraft and respect for their time. For travelers, personal aviation means accessible and affordable charter services at local community airports close to home – without the stress and hassle of canceled flights and a packed aircraft. For flight students, personal aviation means we are a stakeholder in their pilot training every step of the way. For Revv team members, personal aviation means more career opportunities within our company and a family culture. For community members, it means a greater commitment to the small towns we serve.
This is aviation, from the ground up – all the aviation services you need to enjoy flight more abundantly, in the air and on the ground.
Our 3 Points of Difference
Personal aviation means tailoring aviation services to the needs, lives and dreams of real people. Here’s why we’re different.
What we do
Each of our hubs is a one-stop shop for all aviation needs. These include charter, pilot training, avionics, maintenance, fuel and line services, aircraft sales and acquisition, aircraft rental, hangar and aircraft management.
Where we operate
Our focus is on businesses and people in smaller towns across the Midwest. These towns have not had access to quality aviation services. We are bringing aviation back while creating new jobs, new opportunities, new places for people to gather and, of course, more opportunities to fly better.
How we do it
With wonder and joy. We love aviation and believe more people should have the opportunity to experience the joy and sense of wonder of flying at its best. By making the twin prop aircraft as a major component of our fleet, we expand the opportunities to fly even more.
The driving force behind our culture is our values.
We believe in the wonder of flying. We are passionate aviators first, business people second. Aviation is special – it inspires poetry, songs and literature. It inspires our imagination and makes us think bigger, beyond what we can see today. Whether pilot or crew, staff or passengers, taking to the skies should always be an experience full of joy and wonder.
We believe the skies are for everyone. We want more people than ever before to have access to flying at its best. It should not only be the preserve of the wealthy elite or large corporations.
We believe in small towns. We encourage and enable the talent and ambition of small towns by providing new opportunities through aviation. We epitomize the friendliness, the lack of pretense, the sense of community, and the determination to do the right thing by each other that small towns are built on. We fly high but our feet are very much on the ground.
We believe in heroes. The aviation industry was built on the shoulders of brave men and women who challenged the status quo, asking what else was possible. For us, as for them, there are always new heights to aim for.
We believe in pursuing excellence. In all aspects of our business, we stand for excellence. We strive to give our customers integrity of service on every level. In addition to our five main beliefs as a company, each area of Revv has a guiding principle lighting the way to delivering greater excellence. We believe in pursuing excellence, not for our glory, but for the betterment of those we serve.
Revv aims to introduce personal aviation to more people across America’s Heartland.
To be a good steward of aviation for the next 100 years.
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