jetAVIVA: Behind the Scenes

Technical Services: Rick Silvia

When buying or selling a turbine aircraft, the Pre-purchase Inspection (PPI) can sway your realized cost of the transaction tens to hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars. This is precisely why jetAVIVA offers comprehensive PPI Management for our brokerage and acquisition clients at no additional cost.

Rick Sylvia, jetAVIVA’s Director of Technical Services, is at the core of this service, and helps every one of our clients coordinate and manage the PPI process of the purchase or sale of an aircraft. Sylvia’s professional background and tenure in aircraft maintenance and operations proves he’s a great ally to have in your corner.

  • 20 Years as the Director of Maintenance for Textron Aviation
  • 9 Years as Director of Maintenance for CVS Health
  • 5 Years as Aviation Director for CVS Health
  • 15+ Years in the MSG3 Industry Steering Committee for New Model Cessna Aircraft and is currently Chairman, Citation Sovereign
  • 22 Years on the NBAA Technical Committee for Cessna Citation Large Cabin Aircraft
  • Degree in Aviation Maintenance from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Sales: Kandi Spangler

Amongst a team of strong personalities and varied interests, Kandi is a stand out. She is a competitive motorcycle rider, passionate aviatrix, accomplished writer, and data junkie. She was at one time the marketing agent for famed aviator, Bob Hoover, served as the chairman of the Colorado Aviation Business Association, and was one of two U.S. women who qualified for the BMW GS Trophy in 2019. In her spare time, she fosters labrador retrievers and teaches others how to ride motorcycles.

But don’t let that list fool you...Kandi’s number one priority is her relationship with her clients and colleagues. She takes pride in her knowledge of her markets, and uses a data-driven approach to deliver for her customers on every transaction. She will passionately go the extra mile for those she represents, and her repeat clients are testament to a great customer experience.

This Embry-Riddle alum is our specialist in the Citation XL series, Sovereign and Latitude markets...and she knows her way around the Honda Jet.


Sales: Jason Deifik

As a former collegiate soccer player, Jason Deifik has what it takes to work hard and win for his clients. His remarkable ability to overcome challenging deal circumstances while maintaining a positive outlook are tremendous assets to our company and our customers.

Jason has worked for over 7 years in the general aviation industry, specializing in sales and market analytics. He has a detailed understanding of market drivers and industry relationships that allow him to identify opportunities and deliver highly personalized experiences for those he serves.

This Texas-native, father and family man is our market specialist in the Pilatus PC-12 and PC-24 markets, and the Citation CJ2 and CJ2+ markets.


Marketing: Kelly Wolff and Kait Doherty

For our brokerage clients, we deliver a full-service solution including high-quality photography and videography, custom brochure creation, comprehensive print and digital marketing campaigns, effective advertising strategies, and access to our curated database of aircraft owners and operators.

We are also highly-focused on continuing to build our brand through comprehensive aircraft video reviews, strategic placement in industry publications, social media strategies, and industry events – ensuring that when you do business with jetAVIVA, you have the strength of our brand behind you, and the broadest exposure in the aviation industry.

We know what you’re thinking. it would take a woman to get all of that done. Well, in fact – it takes two. Meet the Ladies that make it all happen!

Kelly Wolff oversees all of our marketing related to serving our brokerage and acquisition clients. She recently celebrated 5 years with jetAVIVA, and she leverages her strengths in marketing and communication to ensure all our efforts are executed flawlessly. Kelly will be welcoming her first child, with her husband Derek, in just a few weeks. To say she is excited, would be an understatement!

Kait Doherty joined the jetAVIVA team in 2020 and is currently working towards obtaining her Private Pilot's License and intends to collect additional ratings like stamps in her passport. In addition to her passion for aviation, Kait is our champion of the client experience and the face behind our social media!

To learn more about jetAVIVA please contact us at +1.512.410.0295 or from our contact page.

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