Paul Hechenberger, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Miami office, was recently quoted in a Miami Herald article discussing the growing number of regular travelers boarding private planes as private aviation becomes more of a fixture in South Florida.
Citing increasing accessibility and an appealing alternative for more everyday travelers, the article explains that private aviation has seen an increase after fares for commercial flights rose sharply following the pandemic. Paul, who has been involved in the aviation industry for more than 30 years, noted that he sees private aviation as a resource that has been hidden from the public for too long.
“The use of private aviation by people who aren’t historic users of it has gone up significantly,” he said.
In the article, Paul discussed the recent “democratization of aviation” with the onset of companies like WheelsUp, who are assisting in broadening the ease, comfort and convenience of private aviation for travelers.
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About Paul Hechenberger
Paul A. Hechenberger is a Partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. Paul focuses his practice on M&A, complex commercial transactions, and entity choice, formation, governance, and compliance. He has significant experience representing both domestic and international, public and private, clients in buy/sell, joint venture, supply chain, and corporate structuring transactions. He has guided clients through numerous compliance and regulatory challenges and advised both public and private Boards. His experience leading high performance, geographically diverse teams in the aviation, defense, hospitality, and automotive sectors through growth-oriented transactions brings a business partnering perspective to his clients.