When Albert Black and his family built a dirt strip runway on the family ranch in 1947, their intentions were simple. They wanted to build an aviation company from the ground up that focused on safety, quality, and personalized customer service. Mr. Black had recently returned from World War II and wanted to channel his love for flying and aviation by building a business that would initially provide flight instruction and fixed base operations (FBOs). Later, his son Rolfe Black joined the company and expanded SevenBar’s services into aircraft sales, charter, maintenance, and eventually air medical services.
This month, SevenBar Aviation proudly celebrates seventy years of successful aviation business. With nearly 100 employees, SevenBar Aviation has grown its geographic footprint significantly but remains true to its founding mission and core values envisioned by Mr. Black. Today the company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and is led by Wade Black, grandson of SevenBar founder, Albert Black.
In 2008, SevenBar Aviation exited the FBO business to strategically focus their efforts on providing aviation services to the healthcare industry. The organization has partnered with leading healthcare systems across the country to provide fixed and rotor wing air medical services for patients of all ages for four decades. “Our long term success over the years is really attributed to our dedicated employees and the amazing relationships we have built with our hospital partners. We have weathered many industry challenges and celebrated many successes together as an extended family – we will continue to do so as we embrace the future of aviation and healthcare,” says Chairman & CEO, Wade Black.
The SevenBar team is poised for a great future and is currently ramping up for the addition of several new fixed and rotor wing aircraft, new aviation and maintenance personnel, new program bases, and new hospital partnerships. “This is an extremely exciting time for SevenBar Aviation. We are truly honored and humbled to share this celebratory milestone with our team and healthcare partners,” says Kimberly Montgomery, President & COO.
About SevenBar Aviation
SevenBar Aviation offers medical flight services to a broad array of healthcare organizations throughout the nation. Committed to safety, excellence, performance and responsiveness in aviation for 70 years, we view each new program as an opportunity to prove once again that SevenBar Aviation is unmatched in giving our partners a competitive edge in their market. Our clients have a mission. Our job is to support it. http://www.7bar.com