Cory Bengtzen | Forty Under 40 Recipient 2015
“Cory dove full-time into aviation, his lifelong passion, when he bootstrapped the startup CB Aviation from a one-room office at the Ogden Airport at the age of 30. Today CB Aviation employs over 30+ people, spans three continents with a world-class maintenance facility housed in Cory’s other aviation venture, CB Jet Center, the highest rated and only CAA Certified FBO in Utah.” – Mari Roberts
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“Cory should be considered for his innovative “Forward Thinking” approach to the aviation industry. Northern Utah is well known for the aerospace companies that are located here which are part of a huge growing industry. CB Aviation/Jet Center is a part of that Industry. Located in Ogden, Cory has grown the business from a 2 person staff selling aircraft from a small office to now operating a full service FBO and still growing the Sales and Aquisitions side of the business. Cory is one of only a handful of individuals in the country that have ventured into this side of the aviation industry. Whether you are a small business, large business or an individual that is an avid pilot and or plane enthusiast, Cory is able them find the aircraft that is perfect for their needs.
In 2008 he expanded his business into what is now the CB Jet Center located in Ogden. The center services privately owned aircraft in the Northern Utah area. Whether you need, fuel, an inspection, or maintenance for your aircraft, CB Jet Center is here for you. Cory had the vision to offer full service to anyone flying and the growth of the center has exceeded the expectations of everyone.
As a pilot, Cory was asked to participate with the Discovery Channel in the filming of a series call Dangerous Flights. The show aired for two seasons and he is currently negotiating for a third. The show brought very positive outlook to the aviation industry and proved that the small companies are thriving and that flying is fun, safe, and a viable source of transportation for the future.” – Mari Roberts