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    McLarens Aviation joins National Aircraft Finance Association. see more


    EDGEWATER, Md. – Oct. 11, 2018 – National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce that McLarens Aviation has recently joined its professional network of aviation lenders. NAFA members will have access to McLarens Aviation’s comprehensive Risk and Asset Management Services, which includes due diligence and asset monitoring, throughout the financing cycle. 

    “NAFA members proudly finance, support or enable the financing of general and business aviation aircraft throughout the world and we’re happy to add McLarens Aviation to our association,” said Ford von Weise, President of NAFA.

    McLarens Aviation is a leading provider of aviation claims, risk & asset management services to the global aviation industry. Managing in excess of 3,500 assignments each year, McLarens Aviation offers independent technical expertise and advice to aircraft financiers, lessors, institutional investors, insurers, operators and end users. 

    The international business has a team of over 80 in-house aviation specialists, operating across 33 offices, in 22 countries across the globe and its dedicated Risk & Asset Management Services division has supported aircraft financiers for several decades, with industry leading technical due diligence and asset monitoring. In 2017 alone, McLarens Aviation inspected over 600 aircraft globally for the finance and leasing community.  

    McLarens Aviation also offers extensive corporate and general aviation experience, with its team averaging more than 20 years of technical asset management experience. The company aims to exceed the highest industry standards, inspiring innovative thinking and new developments to stay ahead in an ever-changing market.

    Ben Dean, Director of Risk & Asset Management at McLarens Aviation, commented: “In the current dynamic economic environment, it is important for lenders to have access to a dependable technical resource, either at the time-critical pre-finance stage or during the loan term. With this in mind, we are proud to join NAFA and provide its members with access to our market leading technical consultancy, in order to support their business growth whilst mitigating against associated asset risk”.

    Much like NAFA, McLarens Aviation strives to offer the highest degree of credibility and assurance to its clients. McLarens Aviation and NAFA are dedicated to pioneering solutions in the aviation industry, fostering a culture of knowledge and integrity. 

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    About NAFA:  

    The National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the general welfare of individuals and organizations providing aircraft financing and loans secured by aircraft; to improving the industry's service to the public; and to providing our members with a forum for education and the sharing of information and knowledge to encourage the financing, leasing and insuring of general aviation aircraft. For more information about NAFA, visit

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    McLarens Aviation Launches General Aviation Division in the US see more

    Aviation loss adjuster significantly expands its US operation with specialist team focused on domestic light aircraft claims 

    (Norcross, GA) — McLarens Aviation, a leading provider of survey and loss adjusting services to the global aviation industry, has announced the launch of McLarens General Aviation, a new division offering bespoke loss adjusting services to the US light aircraft market. A team of highly experienced adjusters has joined the global aviation specialist to handle domestic, general aviation claims across Continental USA. The move allows McLarens Aviation to significantly expand its existing US operation, which will now operate across a network of 19 strategically located offices, in 13 states. Locations include Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Melbourne (Florida), Miami, Nashville, Newport Beach, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Prescott (Arizona), Sacramento, Seattle, Scottsdale and St. Louis.

    The team will be led by Nic Stratta, who joins as Chief Operating Officer. A well-known and respected loss adjuster, Nic has over 40 years’ experience working in aviation insurance claims, across a number of major insurance, broking and loss adjusting businesses. Nic, who will be based in McLarens Aviation’s new Dallas office, will oversee a regional management team that includes David Gourgues, Regional Manager, Eastern Region; Michelle Brown, Regional Manager, Western Region; and Eric Rank, Regional Manager, Central Region – all of whom are seasoned aviation loss adjusting professionals.

    McLarens General Aviation’s team has an average of 25 years’ experience in handling general aviation claims of all classes, including first- and third-party hull damage claims, physical damage to property, bodily injury, third party liability, hangar keeper’s and product liability claims, in addition to offering salvage capabilities, environmental services and Certified Aircraft Appraisal. The team’s light aircraft expertise encompasses the full spectrum of general and light aircraft, including fixed wing and rotor, individual owner, rented and corporate-owned.

    Gary Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLarens: “McLarens continues to deepen its specialty loss adjusting services across our global firm. This focus on the domestic general aviation market shows our commitment to leveraging our existing expertise and expanding capabilities where there is a need in the market. As our firm grows, we’ll look to serve these kinds of niche markets, where our specialised technical expertise is a tangible benefit to our clients.”

    Nigel Minett, Managing Director, McLarens Aviation: “General aviation is a distinct area of the market and one that requires a tailored approach to loss adjusting and claims management. The USA is the world’s largest market for light aircraft and is one we’ve been monitoring for some time, so we’re delighted to have Nic and his team on board to help us launch this specialist offering and serve the needs of this market.”

    Nic Stratta, Chief Operating Officer, McLarens General Aviation: “The size of our team, level of expertise and ability to offer rapid, local response to incidents across the country, mean that our proposition in this area really is second to none. We see huge potential for growth, particularly with the backing and expertise of McLarens Aviation’s existing US network.”


    About McLarens and McLarens Aviation

    McLarens is a leading independent global insurance services provider with offices and operations strategically located around the world. With a focus on complex, commercial and niche markets, McLarens provides loss adjusting and claims management services, as well as auditing and pre-risk surveying. McLarens Aviation is a leading provider of loss adjusting, survey and risk services to the global aviation industry. Clients include the aviation insurance market, aircraft operators, airports, maintenance and repair organisations (MROs), financiers, lessors, oil and mining companies, law firms and regulators. It has a team of over 90 in-house aviation specialists, operating across 48 offices, in 22 countries across the globe and manages in excess of 4,000 insurance related assignments each year.

    McLarens Aviation Locations:

    London (City) – London (Heathrow) – Abu Dhabi – Algiers – Atlanta – Austin – Buenos Aires – Bangalore – Beijing – Bogota – Brasilia – Brisbane – Caracas – Chicago – Cincinnati – Dallas – Denver – Delhi – Frankfurt – Houston – Johannesburg – Kingston – Madrid – Melbourne – Melbourne (USA) – Mexico City – Miami – Montreal – Moscow – Nashville – Newport Beach – Oklahoma City – Orlando – Paris – Philadelphia – Prescott – Sacramento – Santiago – São Paulo – Seattle – Scottsdale – Shanghai – Singapore – St. Louis – Sydney – Toronto – Vancouver – Wellington


    Linde Miscio
    Senior Director – Global Marketing & Communications

    This press release was originally published by Mclarens on February 27, 2019.