HISTORY OF FLITE LINE

Founded in 1971 in the South Florida region, Flite Line originally served customers in the Caribbean market and later expanded into the Americas. A family-owned operation from the beginning, the early days of Flite Line were carried out through hard work and dedication to customer support. Throughout the primary years of the company, a team of devoted and knowledgeable staff was formed which eventually led to Flite Line becoming one of the prime players in the industry. Through strategic partnerships with top-quality equipment suppliers throughout the world, our team developed their expertise while remaining dedicated to providing elevated service to each customer’s unique operation.

 

Our capabilities in the Americas grew stronger with the introduction of various European based vendor partners to our portfolio and in 2008, we added Goldhofer’s line of products to our offerings. Goldhofer had been perfecting their engineering since 1705, and their line of products quickly became a premier offering for our customers while cementing Flite Line as a full-service supplier of premium machinery to the western hemisphere. Goldhofer soon became our close partner and in 2017 purchased our company. Now serving as our parent company, Goldhofer provides valuable resources and support that helps us to serve many loyal customers who have been with us since day one.

Merging over 300 years of Goldhofer’s experience with Flite Line’s expertise in the North and South American markets has created a regional hub in South Florida capable of keeping the airport and transport industries moving forward.

Timeline

2019
November 1

2020 and Onward

Flite Line will serve as a regional hub for Goldhofer in the North and South American Markets with plans to introduce new capabilities and programs to the market. Overhauls, electric ground support equipment and a Goldhofer training academy are in development and the long-standing commitment to reliability and service will remain a top priority for the Flite Line team.

June 1

2019

Flite Line entered into a joint venture with Guinault in June of 2019 to supply ground power units to customers.

January 1

2019

Together with new parent company Goldhofer, Flite Line moved into a new 37,000 square foot facility fully equipped with spare parts inventory, overhead cranes and overhauling/manufacturing capabilities.

2017
January 1

2017

Flite Line joined the Goldhofer family when the company was acquired by Goldhofer in October of 2017.

2012
January 1

2012

Flite Line reached the 50-million dollar per year sales threshold

2008
October 1

2008

Flite Line was purchased by current CEO John Biagi in October of 2008.

January 1

2008

Flite Line added Goldhofer’s premium line of equipment to the portfolio and soon became a provider for all Goldhofer products in the Americas.

1985
January 1

1985-1986

Flite Line expanded the range of offerings by adding ULD containers to the sales portfolio and merging into the North American market. This led to Flite Line opening nine repair stations throughout the United States

1971
January 1

1971

Robert Osborn and wife Beatrice founded Flite Line in Miami, Florida with a focus on distributing ground support equipment to the Caribbean and South American markets.