Founder and CFO
Founder and CFO
Bob Tmur is a founder of XCEL JET and serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He is responsible for financial management of the company and spearheads aircraft acquisition, human resources, treasury, tax and accounting policies and procedures.
With more than 30 years of operational and financial experience, Bob has extensive practice and understanding of the implementation of accounting programs, financial strategic planning, tax analysis, operational forecasting and planning, risk management practices and investment strategies. He began his career at Deloitte and has served in various senior financial management positions.
Bob holds a current California Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license/certificate. He is a Multi-Engine and Single Engine Airline Transport (ATP) Rated Pilot. With more than 3,500 hours of flight time, Bob holds an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. Currently he is type rated and maintains currency in the CE525 and LR45 series.
Bob earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration/Accounting from California State University Northridge.
Founder and COO
Scott Howard is a founder and Chief Operations Officer (COO) for XCEL JET. He provides day-to-day oversight and general management of the company. Scott also servers as chief pilot and captain and is responsible for all flight policies and procedures including FAA communication concerning Operations Specifications, General Operating Manual and Training Manual revisions.
Scott is an experienced and dedicated pilot with extensive knowledge of aircraft systems, 135 flight and ground instruction, scheduling and tracking 135 training and check rides, EFB iPad training, SMS training and experience, TSA Twelve Five-in-Flight and ground security coordination. With more than 9,500 hours of flying experience domestically and internationally, Scott holds an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), CFI, CFII, and MEI certificates. Currently he is type rated and maintains currency in the CE-525 and LR45 series.
With a personal focus on excellent customer service and innovation, Scott brings a comprehensive understanding of aviation to XCEL JET having served in such capacities as chief pilot, Citation captain and management services for various companies.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Science with a minor in Aviation Safety from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Director of Maintenance
Doug is responsible for ensuring day to day operations of maintenance compliance, overseeing inspection activities and the primary contact with FAA inspectors. Certifying proper aircraft documentation and return to service of aircraft after work performed, Doug’s skills, dedication and dependability guarantees the safety of the XCEL JET fleet.
Doug’s vast background provides XCEL JET with over 30 years of aviation maintenance experience having served as A&P Mechanic/Supervisor, Maintenance General Supervisor, Chief Inspector/Accountable Manager and Director of Maintenance.
Doug’s accountability and maintenance knowledge are reflective of his wide range of education received from Texas Aero Tech, CFM 56 engine familiarization, McDonald Douglas DC-8 systems, Boeing 727/737 systems and rigging, Piaggio factory training and PT6 familiarization, Simuflight Cessna 560 familiarization training, Flight Safety Gulfstream 200/V maintenance training, and GMM/document training 135 operators.