Search company, investor...

Ryan International Airlines


Acquired | Acquired

About Ryan International Airlines

Ryan International Airlines is a US FAR Part 121 airline with domestic, flag, and supplemental authority. The airline is based in Rockford, IL. Ryan operates worldwide with a fleet of B757, B767 and MD80 aircraft. The United States Department of Defense is Ryan's largest customer. The airline also operates charters for tour operators, sports teams and ad hoc groups. In March 2013, Ryan International Airlines was acquired by The Small Business Company. The valuation of CORyan International AirlinesMPANY was undisclosed. Other terms of the deal were not released.

Headquarters Location

4949 Harrison Ave Suite 204

Rockford, Illinois, 61108,

United States



Latest Ryan International Airlines News

Wichita Aero Club Honoring Ron Ryan

Nov 30, 2021

- November 30, 2021, 9:54 AM The Wichita Aero Club (WAC) selected Ryan International founder and long-time corporate pilot Ron Ryan as the 11th recipient of its annual honor, the Wichita Aero Club Trophy. The award goes to a person or organization that maintains a strong relationship with the Wichita area and has effected exemplary achievements in aviation either during the most recent calendar year or through contributions to the aviation community across an entire career. Ryan, who will be honored during WAC’s annual Gala on January 29 in Wichita, is being recognized for serving the global and local aviation community with “creative leadership, vision, and generosity,” according to the citation accompanying his nomination. “Ron’s entire career in aviation has been marked by outstanding accomplishments and exceptional leadership,” said WAC president Dave Franson. “He is the embodiment of a creative, resourceful, and undaunted entrepreneur whose vision and unwavering commitment made him not just a great pilot but a true force in the local aviation community and around the world.” Ryan, who earned his private, commercial, and instrument pilot ratings while working as a mechanical engineer at Western Electric, initially flew as a pilot for a military charter company before obtaining a Learjet type rating in 1966 and becoming a pilot with Mid-West Lear Jet in Kansas City. Ryan subsequently became a chief pilot for real estate company DeBoer & Associates and helped turn that flight department into a jet charter service company. He purchased the company in 1976, renamed it Ryan Aviation Corp., and began operating a fueling and maintenance center at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (now Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport). In 1981, he launched Ryan International Airlines and upgraded its Part 135 certificate to Part 121. He eventually expanded the operation into an international charter and cargo service with more than 2,500 employees and $350 million in annual sales. He sold the company in 2004. Ryan also engages in significant philanthropic activities and serves on boards and committees of a number of organizations in Wichita.

Ryan International Airlines Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is Ryan International Airlines's headquarters?

    Ryan International Airlines's headquarters is located at 4949 Harrison Ave, Rockford.

  • What is Ryan International Airlines's latest funding round?

    Ryan International Airlines's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Ryan International Airlines?

    Investors of Ryan International Airlines include The Small Business Company.



CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.