We hire only the most experienced, best-trained individuals to join our distinguished team. The result is a safe and reliable service you can depend on because our team is the best at what they do. We demonstrate ownership, accountability, loyalty, and passion for service. Our top values are instilled in each and every employee and shared between departments.
Lyle M. Byrum is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Operations of ATI Jet. Mr. Byrum has been flying over forty years and has over 18,000 accident free flight hours, over8,000 hours of which are in Learjets. He started in the aircraft charter business in 1976 and has over 47 years management experience in the operation of air charter, aircraft manufacturing and flight instruction companies.
Mr. Byrum is the 2004 United States Golf Association New Mexico Senior Amateur State Champion. He was the 2005 Alto Country Club Champion and 2 times El Paso Country Club Senior Champion. He is three times Southwestern Superchargers Top Dragster Racing Champion and is the 2016 RODS Pro Mod Drag Racing Champion. He also is the 2015 International Hot Rod Association Southwestern Nationals Funny Car Champion.
James received his A&P license from Rice Aviation in 1991. He started his first job in aviation at Julie’s Aircraft service from 1991 to 1998. While at Julie’s, he worked on aircraft ranging from a Cessna 150 to a Boeing 777. He then moved to Frontier Airlines where he worked at line service from 1998 to 1999 on their 737-200 and -300 fleet. James made the move to ATI Jet in 1999 and became the Director of Maintenance in 2001. He currently oversees the maintenance of ATI’s whole Learjet fleet.
Andre started his aviation career in June 1981 by serving in the United States Air Force as a C-5A, B Crew Chief and later as Squadron Maintenance Supervisor. His service allowed him to attain his FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic license. After being honorably discharged, he continued his aviation studies by attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical and pursing a degree in Professional Aeronautics. In 1995, he started and successfully operated Regional Air Charters of Florida (a Part 135 Operation) before selling the company to continue his career as a pilot. Going forward, he flew major FAA 135 cargo operations and an FAA 121 airline operations throughout the world.