Schuman Aviation (Makani Kai Air)
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About the Entrepreneur
Richard Schuman has been immersed in the transportation industry his entire life. His great-grandfather started Schuman Carriage, a company that built horse-drawn carriages, in 1893. That business eventually gave way to a well-known automotive dealership. In 1995, Richard purchased Makani Kai Helicopters. Today, Makani Kai is a division of Schuman Aviation, a company that includes another helicopter tour company, Magnum Helicopters; an aircraft repair company; and Makani Kai Air, which offers up to eight flights a day between Honolulu and Molokai. Schuman Aviation is renowned for its exceptional safety record and customer service. In 2015, Makani Kai received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for its consistently high customer reviews.