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With rival CEO aboard, FlightPartner eyes investors

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s another happy landing for FlightPartner Technologies Inc., which has recruited a direct competitor’s chief executive officer. The Stony Brook-based Software as a Service company announced this week that Shawn Sullivan, former New York-based CEO of French private-jet booking firm OpenJet, has come aboard as FlightPartner’s new chief operating officer. Sullivan, a Federal Aviation Administration-rated Airline Transport Pilot, is also the founding partner and former COO of FlightAware, a Texas-based data-services…


For FlightPartner, business is always looking up

By GREGORY ZELLER // With customer satisfaction locked in the upright position and with a little lift from Start-Up NY, a B2B tech firm connecting charter-flight operators with flight brokers is ready to soar. It’s actually been wheels-up at FlightPartner Technologies since January, when the startup incorporated and moved into the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology on the Stony Brook University campus. Since then, it’s been running a beta version of its…