About Us

TISMA Aircraft Management & Charter

TISMA, Inc. has been providing the highest quality air charter and aircraft management services in North America since 1995. The two managing partners boast a combined 80 years of incident and accident-free operations in international aircraft operations. TISMA’s highly experienced staff of pilots, cabin attendants, mechanics and ground crew are among the best trained and qualified staff in the business. TISMA provides safe and efficient international executive travel and full service, turnkey aircraft management to maintain your investment.

TISMA is conveniently headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C. at Dulles International Airport with another operations base in White Plains, NY. The US Federal Government, foreign governments, embassies, heads of state and numerous Fortune companies have relied on TISMA’s expertise and experience in international aircraft operation. TISMA conducts operations under FAR Part 91 as well as under its 135 Air Carrier Operating Certificate number T7IA357H.

ARGUS Platinum

This is the highest level within the ARGUS rating system. Only experienced operators who meet the criteria for the ARGUS Gold and pass the ARGUS Platinum on-site safety audit attain this rating level. Operators must develop and implement a comprehensive Safety Management System as well as a clear and workable Emergency Response Plan, effective policies and procedures and documented records for all major aspects of operations and maintenance within a flight department or charter company.

IS-BAO Stage II

The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member associations, is a recommended code of best practices designed to help flight departments worldwide achieve high levels of safety and professionalism. IS-BAO is an industry standard built for operators, by operators that provides standards based on the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS). Both the FAA and CAA in Canada recognize IS-BAO as meeting the ICAO standard. The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) also recognizes IS-BAO as an industry standard for business aircraft operations.

The TISMA Difference

Our Credentials

TISMA holds the ARGUS Platinum Rating, the highest available, as well as ISBAO Stage II certification. TISMA conducts operations under FAR Part 91 as well as under its 135 Air Carrier Operating Certificate number T7IA357H. TISMA is certified for worldwide operations. TISMA is authorized under the TSA's Twelve-five and DCA (Reagan National) Access Security Programs.

Our Mission

To gain and maintain customer trust to provide the safest, most efficient, hassle-free private aircraft ownership and operations for owners and charter customers around the world. We accomplish these objectives by adhering to the highest moral, operational, training and accounting standards in the business.

Our Standards

TISMA’s highly trained staff of pilots, mechanics, cabin crew and ground crew are among the best trained and certified staff in private and charter aircraft operations. All TISMA pilots are type-rated and captain-qualified in their respective aircraft and attend recurrent ground and simulator training every six months, which is twice the frequency required by Federal Regulations. Management customers are provided accurate, completely transparent accounting of expenses and maintenance processes for the ultimate protection of their investment.

Our Staff

TISMA is conveniently headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C at Dulles International Airport with another operations base in White Plains, NY. The US Federal Government, foreign governments, embassies, heads of state, VIPs and many Fortune companies have relied on TISMA’s expertise and experience in international aircraft operation. Personal service is our calling card which results in our management customers feeling like TISMA is their personal flight department.

Est. 1995
EXPERIENCED & CERTIFIED

Since 1995 TISMA has managed multiple jet aircraft in domestic and international operations for owners and in the charter market.

Safety, Experience, Integrity

27+ YEARS
INCIDENT, ACCIDENT & VIOLATION FREE FLIGHTS ON PRIVATE AIRCRAFT

Professional private air travel for business or pleasure, domestic or international.

Meet Our Staff

ChipBurton

Chip Burton
President, Director of Operations

Washington native, Chip attended St. Alban's, Woodward Prep and Georgetown University, all local to the DC area Obtaining his pilot's license as a teenager, he flew for several start up commuters and charter operators. After joining the FAA, he served as a radar controller at Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center until moving to its training department as an Evaluation, Proficiency and Development Specialist (EPDS). Chip took up corporate aviation as a full-time career in 1980 but continued serving the FAA as a Designated Pilot Examiner in several large cabin corporate jet aircraft, In 1995 he started TISMA as a corporate flight department that grew into today's leading Mid-Atlantic aircraft management and international charter company.

JeffRubin

Jeff Rubin
Vice President

Jeff joined TISMA as its Chief Pilot in 1998, and has been its Vice President and Corporate Secretary since 2003. He holds degrees in Aeronautical Science and Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. A professional pilot for over 45 years, Jeff has held prior positions as a Chief Pilot, Executive Vice President of a regional airline, as well as Founder and President of a computer products wholesale distribution company. He holds ATP type ratings in the Rockwell Sabreliner, Lockheed JetStar, Dassault Falcon 50/900, Gulfstream G-I, G-IV and G-VSP (G550).

SuzanneWood

Suzanne Wood
Controller

Suzanne joined TISMA as Controller in February 2005, and holds a BBA degree in Accounting from James Madison University. Prior to joining TISMA Suzanne was a licensed CPA while working for a leading Washington area commercial real estate developer.

KathyIsaacs

Kathy Isaacs
Scheduler | Dispatcher

As a flight coordinator for Columbia Gas from 1997 thru 2000 Kathy learned the full scope of management of flight operations. From Columbia Gas Kathy moved across the road to AOL where she continued her work as an operations manager for flight operations. Kathy had become an expert in organizing, scheduling and preparing planned trips in large corporate flight departments. In 2003 Kathy joined TISMA where she has continued to keep a multi-aircraft flight department and its clients organized and prepared for every type of trip contingency both domestic and international.

GeneCastle

Gene Castle
Chief Pilot

Gene has been a professional charter pilot since 1994. He joined TISMA as a Line Captain in 2005, served as TISMA’s assistant to the Chief Pilot, and as Chief Pilot since 2013. He attended Frederick Community College and is ATP type rated in the Cessna Citation, Lear Jet, Hawker HS-125, Dassault Falcon 50/900, Gulfstream G-IV, and G-VSP (G550). Gene also holds Check Airman authority in TISMA’s Gulfstream aircraft.

GerryLaborce

Gerry Laborce
Director of Maintenance

Gerry holds a degree in Professional Aeronautics (Cum Laude) and Aviation/Aerospace Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Having served 20 years in the United States Navy as Chief Flight Engineer instructor, he joined TISMA shortly after retiring in 2004. With over 38 years of Aviation experience, Gerry holds FlightSafety International's Master Technician Certificate and has completed formal training on the Gulfstream GIV-SP, Gulfstream GV-SP (G550) and the Bombardier Global Express. He has served as TISMA’s Director of Maintenance since 2009.

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TISMA Inc.
Dulles International Airport
44760 Cockpit Ct
Dulles, VA 20166
703-661-5266
877-661-5277
info@tismainc.com