a little journey into the past of fabian bello to bring us to the present at journey aviation
December 10, 2019
Journey Aviation – a worldwide private jet charter operator and aircraft management company – continues to grow its large cabin, long range heavy jet charter fleet with the recent acquisition of Gulfstream GIVSP, N927JA as their first wholly owned aircraft. With the latest addition, now the company has a fleet of 15 heavy jets and growing – all available for international and domestic charter flights.
The partners of Journey made the decision to purchase the aircraft earlier this year as a result of the company’s notable growth and success since its inception in 2014. As it’s tradition to change the aircraft registration after purchase, Founding Member and CEO, Fabian Bello, was chosen to select the new number. The letters JA were a given choice standing for Journey Aviation but as far as the numbers that took him some time to ensure they were mindfully selected with meaning and not the customary “birthdate.”
Fabian Bello was born in Havana, Cuba and migrated to Miami, Florida at the age of three. It was on September 27th, 1979 that Fabian’s parents were given the opportunity to make the brave and bold move to leave Cuba. They were determined, like so many others, to come to America for a brighter future in the land of the free. 9/27 not only changed the future path for the Bello family, but also represents the epitome of freedom and opportunity for many proud naturalized citizens who also once migrated to this Country. Therefore, the numbers representing that special date, seemed fitting for the aircraft registration as they symbolize opportunity, growth and tremendous achievement, which parallels in Fabian’s life and at Journey Aviation.
Bello shared, “The numbers 927 not only reflect the date and special honor to my parents but they also signify the essence of being afforded the opportunity to live in a capitalistic country that promotes the idea that you can start with nothing and end up with something many would consider “out of this world.” What I have achieved is practically unachievable in most of the world, including the land where I was born.”
Bello’s success in the private aviation industry has been remarkable. What he’s built not only with Journey Aviation but also in his personal life happened because of that one very special day in September a little over four decades ago. “Only in America can you come here as an immigrant with literally nothing but the clothes on your back and somehow achieve unfathomable success. You can attend average schools, live in low to middle income neighborhoods where there are limited networking opportunities and somehow catapult yourself into environments of growth and prosperity. What my parents were clear on and the lesson everyone should learn, is that if you cherish the opportunities you’re given in this life, take nothing for granted and above all, make good choices, anything is possible,” Bello stated.
If you want to see proof of that statement, all you have to do is look up in the air and catch the tail of Journey’s Gulfstream GIVSP that embodies the privilege and honor of the American Dream.
Mindfully selected and purposefully chosen, N927JA carries a meaning that transcends most aircraft registration numbers. As Journey continues its growth into 2020, this story will forever be instilled in the Company’s history and foundation.
Journey specializes in 24/7, on demand, charter flights worldwide with a stringent focus on achieving excellence in personalized service and quality product. With the addition of N927JA, Journey’s fleet of 15 aircraft comprises of Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream GV, Gulfstream G450, Gulfstream GIVSP, Gulfstream GIV, Falcon 2000 and Hawker 4000 models with future plans to add several more aircraft over the next year. The company holds the highest industry standard safety certifications ARG/US Platinum, Wyvern Wingman and ISBAO.