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OMNIJET
SINCE 1963
COMPANY HISTORY
1963 to 1976
In   1961   and   at   age   20, Wayne   Hilmer   owned   and   operated   a   used   car   lot   just   outside   of Washington   DC   in   the Maryland   suburbs.   He   always   had   interest   in   aviation   and   purchased   his   first   aircraft   prior   to   even   getting   his pilots   license.      He   was   soon   buying   and   selling   light   aircraft   instead   of   cars.   The   company   was   based   at   Hyde field   south   of Washington,   DC.      In   1967,   the   Omni   moved   its   office   next   to   the   new Watergate   office   complex   in downtown Washington, DC. WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE ARTICLE OCT 1967 OMNI SELLS PLAYBOY DC-9 - 1975 OMNI SELLS ELVIS’S G-I & JET COMMANDER - 1975 OMNI BUYS ELVIS’S JET - THE LISA MARIE
In   1980,   nearly   20%   of   the   entire   inventory   of   available   pre-owned   aircraft   at   the time   were   listed   exclusively   with   OMNI.   Similar   to   a   stock   exchange,   the   concept of   the   “Omni   International   Jet   Trading   Floor”   was   introduced   due   to   the   volume of   aircraft   sold   and   the   explosive   growth   occurring   in   the   industry   at   that   time.     OMNI   also   purchased   many   pre-owned   aircraft   and   positions   on   new   aircraft, which   it   offered   as   part   of   its   inventory.   In   1979,   OMNI   was   the   first   to   deploy   it’s extensive    aircraft    owner    /    operator    database    on    an    IBM   AS    400    mainframe computer.   Also   in   1979,   the   company   moved   from   the   Watergate   area   to   its   new expanded   offices   in   Bethesda,   Maryland.   In   1985,   OMNI   built   a   20,000   SF   facility on    the    eastern    shore    of    Maryland    called    Easton    Jet    Service    at    the    Easton, Maryland airport for the purpose of storing owned aircraft.
In   1988,   Mr.   Hilmer   Jr.   became   the   president   of   OMNI.   In   1990,   the   1st   Iraq war   created   a   change   in   the   market   and   led   Mr.   Hilmer   Jr.   to   move   the company   to   its   executive   FBO   facility   -   EASTON   JET   SERVICE,   INC   based   in Easton,   Maryland.      This   move   effectively   reorganized   the   company   into   a more   efficient   and   competitive   operation   necessary   to   compete with   many new   aircraft   brokerage   firms   getting   started   at   the   time.   It   also   allowed OMNI   staff   greater   use   of   the   company   aircraft   directly   from   the   office   to meet   clients   and   to   accept   consigned   aircraft   to   OMNI   while   they   were   for sale.   With   the   dawn   of   the   internet,   OMNI   opened   several   satellite   offices and   quickly   embraced   the   marketing   potential   of   the   world   wide   web. During the 1990’s the company traded as the “OMNI Jet Trading Center”.
OMNI JET TRADING CENTER
Omni’s   focus   is   exclusively   on   knowing   exactly   what   jet   aircraft   are   selling   for   and   how   to   best   maximize   our clients    position.    With    millions    at    stake,    better    information    produces    superior    results.    Omni    clients    gain immediate   web   enabled   access   to   all   similar   competing   aircraft   to   theirs   for   enhanced   market   awareness   and better   data   for   decision-making.   While   our   services   are   rated   among   the   highest,   our   commissions   are   among the    most    lowest.    At    all    times,    Omni    represents    your    best    interests    as    if    representing    ourselves.    Our commitment to integrity is one of the unwavering foundations of our success.
In   1963,   just   as   the   very   first   LearJet   models   23   &   24   came   into   use,   OMNI   AIRCRAFT   SALES    opened   its   offices just   outside   Washington   DC.   We   have   been   busy   ever   since   and   have   closed   over   2500   sales.   OMNI   was   a chief   architect   in   the   jet   resale   industry   being   one   of   the   first   companies   in   the   world   to   actively   promote   and develop   a   pre-owned   market   for   the   first   generation   of   business   jets   such   as   the   LearJet,   Jetstar,   Sabreliner and   Gulfstream.   OMNI   created   the   first   comprehensive   database   of   all   private   jets   and   their   owners   in   1968. OMNI   developed   and   refined   many   of   the   offer,   acceptance   and   contract   protocols   still   used   in   the   aircraft sales   industry   today.   Through   the   1980’s   OMNI   pioneered   the   most   innovative   pre-owned   aircraft   advertising brochures.   OMNI   also   pioneered   cold   calling   and   research   calls   of   all   owners   on   a   regular   basis,   a   practice   we still   use   today   and   adopted   by   many   of   our      competitors. The   name   OMNI was   inspired   by   the   Omni VOR   navigation aid. In Greek, it means “in all directions”.
1977 to 1988
1981 OMNI COMPANY VIDEO
1988 to 2001
2001 to 2016
OMNIJET
SINCE 1963
OMNIJET
SINCE 1963
OMNIJET
SINCE 1963
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COMPANY HISTORY
1963 to 1976
In   1961   and   at   age   20, Wayne   Hilmer   owned   and   operated a    used    car    lot    just    outside    of    Washington    DC    in    the Maryland   suburbs.   He   always   had   interest   in   aviation   and purchased   his   first   aircraft   prior   to   even   getting   his   pilots license.        He   was    soon    buying    and    selling    light    aircraft instead   of   cars.   The   company   was   based   at   Hyde   field south   of   Washington,   DC.      In   1967,   the   Omni   moved   its office    next    to    the    new    Watergate    office    complex    in downtown Washington, DC. WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE ARTICLE OCT 1967 OMNI SELLS PLAYBOY DC-9 - 1975 OMNI    SELLS    ELVIS’S    G-I    &    JET    COMMANDER    - 1975 OMNI BUYS ELVIS’S JET - THE LISA MARIE
OMNI JET TRADING CENTER
Omni’s   focus   is   exclusively   on   knowing   exactly   what   jet aircraft    are    selling    for    and    how    to    best    maximize    our clients   position.   With   millions   at   stake,   better   information produces   superior   results.   Omni   clients   gain   immediate web   enabled   access   to   all   similar   competing   aircraft   to theirs   for   enhanced   market   awareness   and   better   data for   decision-making.   While   our   services   are   rated   among the   highest,   our   commissions   are   among   the   most   lowest. At    all    times,    Omni    represents    your    best    interests    as    if representing   ourselves.   Our   commitment   to   integrity   is one of the unwavering foundations of our success.
1977 to 1988
1981 OMNI COMPANY VIDEO
1988 to 2001
2001 to 2016
OMNIJET
SINCE 1963
OMNIJET
SINCE 1963
In   1963,   just   as   the   very   first   LearJet   models   23   &   24   came into   use,   OMNI   AIRCRAFT   SALES    opened   its   offices   just outside   Washington   DC.   We   have   been   busy   ever   since and    have    closed    over    2500    sales.    OMNI    was    a    chief architect   in   the   jet   resale   industry   being   one   of   the   first companies   in   the   world   to   actively   promote   and   develop a   pre-owned   market   for   the   first   generation   of   business jets   such   as   the   LearJet, Jetstar,   Sabreliner   and   Gulfstream. OMNI    created    the    first    comprehensive    database    of    all private   jets   and   their   owners   in   1968.   OMNI   developed   and refined    many    of    the    offer,    acceptance    and    contract protocols   still   used   in   the   aircraft   sales   industry   today. Through   the   1980’s   OMNI   pioneered   the   most   innovative pre-owned     aircraft     advertising     brochures.     OMNI     also pioneered   cold   calling   and   research   calls   of   all   owners   on a   regular   basis,   a   practice   we   still   use   today   and   adopted by   many   of   our      competitors. The   name   OMNI   was   inspired by   the   Omni   VOR   navigation   aid.   In   Greek,   it   means   “in   all directions”.
In   1980,   nearly   20%   of   the   entire   inventory   of   available   pre- owned    aircraft    at    the    time   were    listed    exclusively   with OMNI.   Similar   to   a   stock   exchange,   the   concept   of   the “Omni   International   Jet   Trading   Floor”   was   introduced   due to   the   volume   of   aircraft   sold   and   the   explosive   growth occurring    in    the    industry    at    that    time.        OMNI    also purchased   many   pre-owned   aircraft   and   positions   on   new aircraft,   which   it   offered   as   part   of   its   inventory.   In   1979, OMNI was   the   first   to   deploy   it’s   extensive   aircraft   owner   / operator   database   on   an   IBM AS   400   mainframe   computer. Also   in   1979,   the   company   moved   from   the Watergate   area to   its   new   expanded   offices   in   Bethesda,   Maryland.   In   1985, OMNI   built   a   20,000   SF   facility   on   the   eastern   shore   of Maryland   called   Easton   Jet   Service   at   the   Easton,   Maryland airport for the purpose of storing owned aircraft.
In   1988,   Mr.   Hilmer   Jr.   became   the   president   of   OMNI.   In 1990,   the   1st   Iraq   war   created   a   change   in   the   market   and led   Mr.   Hilmer   Jr.   to   move   the   company   to   its   executive FBO   facility   -   EASTON   JET   SERVICE,   INC   based   in   Easton, Maryland.      This   move   effectively   reorganized   the   company into   a   more   efficient   and   competitive   operation   necessary to   compete with   many   new   aircraft   brokerage   firms   getting started   at   the   time.   It   also   allowed   OMNI   staff   greater   use of   the   company   aircraft   directly   from   the   office   to   meet clients   and   to   accept   consigned   aircraft   to   OMNI while   they were   for   sale. With   the   dawn   of   the   internet,   OMNI   opened several     satellite     offices     and     quickly     embraced     the marketing    potential    of    the   world   wide   web.    During    the 1990’s    the    company    traded    as    the    “OMNI    Jet    Trading Center”.