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Over 40 Years Experience
Aero Charter knows aviation, and our growth and longevity are proof.  Today Aero Charter is your Total Aviation Solution, specializing in aircraft management and aircraft charter services.  As a vertically integrated company, Aero Charter also offers full FBO service, maintenance, avionics, flight crews, acquisitions and travel agency.

Locally Owned
Locally owned and operated, Aero Charter can tailor a program for your exact needs.  Our No Worries Aircraft Management Program is custom fit for the private aircraft owner desiring hassle free ownership.  Our Aircraft Income Program is for the owner who wishes to defray the cost of aircraft ownership with charter revenue.  Our Jet Partner Program is designed to give loyal charter clients a discount on bundled flight hours. Call Aero Charter today and let us tailor a program for you.

1966 - Aero Enterprises, Inc. is founded by John J. Morgenthaler, Sr. as an aircraft timesharing corporation.  The Company ended the year with two aircraft and a growing membership.

1974 - A business office is established at St. Louis Lambert Airport. The aircraft fleet expands to five airplanes as the timesharing membership grows.

1978 - John J. Morgenthaler, Sr. and Robert A. Thomas incorporate Aero Charter for aircraft management and commercial air carrier services.The Company provides a cost effective alternative for aircraft owners and safe, affordable air taxi services for the general public.

1979 - Aero Charter begins providing air transportation for medical transplant organs.  During this same year, Aero Charter acquires Aero Enterprises.

1983 - Aero Charter begins jet management in addition to its large fleet of turbo-prop and piston aircraft. Approved Areas of Operation expands to North American, Canada, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands.

1987 - Purchase of the first Company owned aircraft, a Beechcraft Baron 58.

1988 - John J. Morgenthaler, Jr. joins Aero Charter.

1992 - The Company begins construction of a new facility at Spirit of St. Louis Airport.  After delays caused by the flood of 1993, Aero Charter finally lands in its new 42,000 square-foot complex including a 12,000 square-foot hangar.  The Company operates a mix of jets, turbo-props and piston aircraft.

1995 - Robert A. Thomas elected CEO and John J. Morgenthaler, Jr. elected President of Aero Charter, Inc. and its affiliates.

1996 - Aero Charter becomes the first all inclusive travel company in St. Louis.  Incorporating Aero Travel as a full-service travel agency providing clients with business and vacation travel services, including airline ticketing, rental car arrangements, hotel accommodations, cruises and vacation packages.

1998 - Aero Charter relocates to its new 72,000 square-foot campus including a 24,000 square-foot hangar on the southwest corner of Spirit Airport and relocates.

2000 - The Maintenance Department grows with the addition of a class one, two and three avionics shop. 

2001 - Aero Charter receives approval as a FAA Repair Station, providing high quality maintenance and avionics to our current management customers and to other corporate jet and turbo-prop aircraft owners.

2002 - Aero Charter adds a Challenger 601-3AER to its charter certificate.  Company receives approval for ?twelve or more? passenger capabilities and Worldwide Area of Operations.

2006 - Aero Charter celebrates 40 years of aviation service.

2008 - Raymond R. Van de Riet, Jr. joins Aero Charter as a partner with Thomas and Morgenthaler. During the same year, the Company launches a full-service Fixed Base Operation (FBO), Aero Charter Jet Center, and receives FAA approval to construct a second hangar, FBO building and additional ramp area.

2009 - Aero Charter completes a 38,000 square-foot ramp expansion and taxiway widening project enabling larger private jets easy access to its services.

2011 - Aero Charter adds an additional hangar, office space, and further expands its ramp space.

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100% customer satisfaction


National Business Aircraft Association

National Air Transportation Association 

Aircraft Electronics Association               

Greater St. Louis Business Aircraft Association 

Regional Chamber Growth Association


Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce 








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