Le Bas International - Milestones
1990 Our first charter took place in October 1990 transporting an urgently required aircraft part for an AOG (Aircraft on Ground) Douglas DC – 8.
1991 October 1991 Le Bas joined the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA).
1994 Continued expansion saw the US office relocated to 10911 Bloomfield Street, Los Alamitos, California.
1995 Launched website
1996 European office opened at Shannon International Airport, Ireland to cater to expanding European client base and response to continued growth.Launch of our unique 24 hour daytime dispatch, utilizing the latest technology to provide seamless 24 hour operations and customer support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
1998 Introduced the Crystal Globe Award for system operators (our vendors). The award is presented each year to the aircraft operator that best meets our flight standards.
1999 New marketing and sales plan, coinciding with a celebration of a decade in business.
2000 Selected as a preferred partner of the American Express® Private Jet Services Program.
2001 Introduction of the exclusive One-Way™ Program in the United States and Europe.
2003 US operations and Sales Centre relocated to San Luis Obispo, California to provide enhanced service to the expanding client base. Purchase of FBO Dublin Ltd., an executive aircraft handling company in Ireland.
2005 Le Bas International celebrate 15 successful years in business.

Launch of “Once In A Lifetime Adventures, Inc.,” a subsidiary of Le Bas International, providing one off group charter.January: San Luis Obispo, California. Launch of our three year expansion plan developing new Markets in Europe, The Middle East and Asia, with the ultimate goal to take the company public by October 2010.

May: Massachusetts. Le Bas International becomes a member of the nonprofit Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA) “A higher standard… Ethics, Integrity & Professionalism.”


February: London, England. Marked the official opening of six external sales offices throughout Europe and the Middle East including locations in Greece, Egypt, Jordan, Portugal, Turkey and the United Kingdom. An additional three more locations are planned to open in United States in 2007.March: Huntington Beach, California. Le Bas International announces the opening of a new sales office in Huntington Beach, California. Headed up by Director of Special Projects Donough Hughes.

September: Shannon, Ireland. Introducing the Carbon-Zero Jetcard official launch, Global air charter carbon free for privileged JetCard members.

2008 March: Trenton, New Jersey. Le Bas International expands its website to offer online “Instant Quoting” ability to estimate charters spanning aircraft from a Beechcraft Baron to a Boeing 747-400.November: Huntington Beach, California. Le Bas International Joins United Nations Global Compact Initiative.

January: San Luis Obispo, California. Le Bas International announces the new management structure of the Le Bas Group.February 12, 2009. Le Bas International joins Cessna, NBAA and GAMA in No Plane No Gain “Rise Above the Skeptics” Worldwide aircraft marketing campaign.

April 6, 2009. Marked the commencement of internet customer care video messaging.

September 18, 2009: Le Bas International Endorses NBAA Best Practices.

October: Le Bas International is selected as a preferred partner of the American Express International® Private Jet Services Program.

2010 February 14: Augmenting its flight standards (ACCOM), Le Bas International becomes a Wyvern Authorized Broker, part of the Pilot & Aircraft Safety Survey (PASS) program. Expansion of the One–Way™ Program to include Point-to-Point™ Program. “Offering a truly exceptional cost efficient, green, friendly way to travel has arrived!™”October 1: Celebrating 20 years of uninterrupted worldwide air charter service!
10518975.3 Minutes
104354914 Weeks
240 Months
20 Years
2011 October 1, 2011: An historic occasion – the 21st Anniversary of the global team at Le Bas International proudly providing worldwide charter excellence to its global clientele.
2012 September 5, 2012, goes mobile, accessible by all web devices!
2013 March 21, Le Bas International sales headquarters relocates to new office in Huntington Beach, California: 16152 Beach Blvd; Suite 220, Huntington Beach, CA, 92647.

September: United States Communications and Sales relocate under one domicile, doubling our office space in Huntington Beach. California.

September: Irish Communication center relocates to new offices, further expanding our global reach and taking advantage of the latest technologies.

October: Charter broker Le Bas International celebrates an important anniversary: 25 years, or 300 months, which is 1,300 weeks or 13,104,000 minutes.


On February 14, 2019, the Department of Transportation (DOT) recognized Air Charter Brokers for the first time, publishing new regulations, 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 295.

Le Bas International working in unison with the Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA) are proud to have been part of the movement bringing this regulation to pass.

October 1, 2019, Le Bas Intl will celebrate its third decade of providing worldwide air charter aerospace excellence.

2020 1990 – 2020 – 30 years of aerospace excellent. With historical echoes from past adventures, we sail with confidence in the future.