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    Sky Allies Capital Joins National Aircraft Finance Association see more
     

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    EDGEWATER, Md. – Nov. 13, 2019 – National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce that Sky Allies Capital has recently joined its professional network of aviation lenders. 

    “NAFA members form a network of aviation finance services who diligently and competently operate with integrity and objectivity throughout the world. We’re excited to welcome Sky Allies to our growing organization as we head to our 50th anniversary,” said Jim Blessing, president of NAFA.

    Sky Allies is a group of finance and aviation industry professionals – financing and leasing airplanes, helicopters, flight simulators and other aviation or industrial and technological equipment. The company specializes in credit challenged borrowers and other abnormal deal opportunities. They also offer special hourly simulator leasing programs for flight schools.

    The company is privately held and based in Las Vegas, NV. Sky Allies is a member of the American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers and thereby adhere to a Code of Ethics Program as voted on by their broker members. Their principal has 26 years experience in the aviation industry, is a Citation 525 rated pilot, ATP and an airplane owner.

    Much like NAFA, Sky Allies Capital is focused on the financing of aircraft – putting business plans in the air. Sky Allies and NAFA are committed to the highest level of customer service, fostering long lasting business relationships throughout the aviation industry.

    For more information about Sky Allies Capital, visit nafa.aero/companies/sky-allies-capital.

    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 NAFA.aero.

     

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    Wings Insurance Joins National Aircraft Finance Association see more

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    EDGEWATER, Md. – Nov. 11, 2019 – National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce that Wings Insurance has recently joined its professional network of aviation service providers. 

    “NAFA members form a network of aviation finance services who diligently and competently operate with integrity and objectivity throughout the world. We’re excited to welcome Wings to our growing organization as we head to our 50th anniversary,” said Jim Blessing, president of NAFA.

    Wings Insurance is one of the largest aviation risks-only insurance brokers in the country, maintaining five office locations in the USA (Daytona Beach, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Chicago and Denver) and a customer base of over 2500 clients. The company’s aviation insurance reach encompasses every state in the USA along with global insurance placements in most EU, Middle East and Asian locales.

    Wings Insurance began in 1984, specializing in aviation insurance on a regional level. Since inception, the business has experienced a steady rate of growth, and almost 35 years later they offer global insurance solutions through a world-wide network of solution providers with over 100 years of combined aviation insurance experience.

    With their hands-on background in both the aviation and insurance industries, Wings has the resources to help their clients make informed decisions, whether it involves purchasing, financing, tax, legal, transitions or recurrent training. The company aims to provide the best coverages at the lowest price point available and solidify long-term partnerships through responsive customer service, creativity, and integrity. Wings is also one of only three International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) endorsed insurance brokerage firms. 

    Much like NAFA, Wings Insurance is dedicated to the highest quality of service to their clients and business associates – delivered with a sense of friendliness and individual pride. Wings and NAFA are committed to fostering industry knowledge and leading-edge technology throughout the aviation industry.

    For more information about Wings Insurance, visit nafa.aero/companies/wings-insurance.

    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 NAFA.aero.

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    NAFA Announces Dawn Hudson as Keynote Speaker for 49th Annual Conference see more

    NAFA Announces Dawn Hudson as Keynote Speaker for 49th Annual Conference

     

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    EDGEWATER, Md. – November 11, 2019 – The National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce that Dawn Hudson will be the keynote speaker at their upcoming 49th Annual Conference, to be held April 28th through May 1st, 2020, at The Meritage Resort in Napa Valley, California. Hudson will be presenting to an audience of aviation industry and finance experts with a global reach – supporting or enabling the financing of general and business aviation aircraft throughout the world. 

    Widely recognized as one of the most important female business executives of the past decade, Dawn Hudson is the former Chief Marketing Officer at the National Football League and the former President and CEO of Pepsi Cola North America. She has led an impressive career spanning high-level posts in media, retail, consumer goods, consulting, and healthcare at some of the biggest corporations in the world. 

    Hudson’s work has been focused on revolutionizing and strengthening brands’ positioning and marketing, tapping into culture change as fuel for innovative business strategies, and championing inclusive leadership and diversity. She has been recognized as the “Most Vital Leader in Tech, Media, and Marketing” by AdWeek – topping a list of 50 industry titans – and twice as one of Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.” 

    Dawn Hudson is an electric speaker – as an advocate of smart reinvention and growth, she shares insights on turning adversity into an advantage, building a global presence, and why in today’s business climate innovation must be central to everything from distribution to selling stories to human capital management. Hudson speaks about the power of brand, how to embrace change and drive innovation, and the importance of strong and inclusive leadership.

    The 49th Annual Meeting of the National Aircraft Finance Association will bring together the most active aircraft lenders in North America and worldwide to network and discuss issues topical to the industry, including: aviation regulatory changes, banking system regulatory changes, updates on new aircraft entering the marketplace, and other issues pertinent to aircraft buyers and their support systems. 

    “Dawn Hudson is an amazing mind with sharp insights into driving innovation, leadership and inclusion for successful business practices, and we are thrilled to have her speaking to our members and other attendees at the upcoming conference,” said Jim Blessing, President of NAFA. Hudson will present on “Inclusive Leadership” for the approximately 250 attendees on Thursday, April 30th, 2020. Additional details and time will be determined at a later date – visit NAFA.aero/events for information.

    For more information about Dawn Hudson, visit leadingauthorities.com/speakers/dawn-hudson.

    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 NAFA.aero.

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    NBT Bank Joins National Aircraft Finance Association see more

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – November 4, 2019 – National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce that NBT Bank recently joined its professional network of aviation lenders. 

    “NAFA members form a network of aviation finance services who diligently and competently operate with integrity and objectivity throughout the world. We’re excited to welcome NBT Bank to our growing organization as we head to our 50th anniversary,” said Jim Blessing, President of NAFA.

    NBT Bank offers personal and business banking, commercial banking and wealth management services from locations in seven states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut and through its online and mobile channels. The bank added small aircraft financing to its array of lending options in 2019 and hired Douglas N. Place, Jr. as vice president of Aircraft Financing to lead their efforts. Place has nearly 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 10 years in aviation financing. He is also a private pilot and a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Lawrence, MA Airport Authority.

    “NBT Bank is dedicated to building strong relationships and delivering high-quality service to our customers,” said Place. “I am proud to be a part of the NBT team and to deliver small aircraft financing as an enhancement to the bank’s business options. We’re very excited to join NAFA and foster long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships throughout the aviation finance community.”

    Established in 1856, NBT Bank is headquartered in Norwich, NY with its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc. NBT Bancorp Inc. had assets of $9.7 billion as of September 30, 2019 and is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB.

    NBT Bank appeared on the Forbes 2019 World’s Best Banks list as the top-ranked bank in Maine,  New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Of the 60 U.S. banks on the list, NBT Bank was ranked #14. Forbes surveyed more than 40,000 customers around the globe and rated banks on overall recommendation and satisfaction as well as five subdimensions (trust, terms and conditions, customer services, digital services and financial advice).

    For more information about NBT Bank, visit nafa.aero/companies/nbt-bank.

    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 NAFA.aero.

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    NAFA is pleased to announce the recent expansion of their Board of Directors. see more

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    EDGEWATER, Md. - Oct. 2, 2019 – The National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce the recent expansion of their Board of Directors. NAFA’s Board now includes six new seats in order to better represent and serve the organization’s growing membership. Several of the new seats have been filled by manufacturers’ financial representatives, increasing NAFA’s connection and influence in the aviation finance industry, and directly benefitting members.

    Jim Blessing, Vice President of AirFleet Capital, Inc. and President of NAFA, made the announcement and stated, “As NAFA continues to grow as an important partner to the global aviation industry, we must also continue to further our members’ interests and our organization’s initiatives – this expansion comes at a key point in doing exactly that. We’re excited to bring more diversity to our Board.”

    Existing Officers & NAFA Board Members:

    • Jim Blessing, AirFleet Capital, Director and President of NAFA
    • Jim Simpson, First Republic Bank, Director and Vice-President of NAFA
    • Richard Barrett, Huntington Bank, NAFA Director
    • Jason Caterino, SalemFive Bank, NAFA Director
    • Tracey Cheek, TLC Marketing, NAFA Marketing Director and Marketing Committee Chair
    • J.C. Ferrer, Holland & Knight, NAFA Director
    • Stephen Friedrich, Embraer Executive Jets, NAFA Director
    • Karen Griggs, Executive Director, NAFA
    • Brad Harris, Dallas Jet International, NAFA Director and NAFA 2020 Conference Chair
    • Tony Kioussis, Asset Insight, Secretary of NAFA and Scholarships & Awards Committee Chair
    • Tobias Kleitman, TVPX Trust Services, Treasurer of NAFA
    • Dave Labrozzi, Global Jet Capital, NAFA Director
    • Ed Medici, Bank of America Leasing, NAFA Director
    • Debbie Mercer-Erwin, Wright Brothers Title, NAFA Director and Regulatory Committee Chair
    • Adam Meredith, AOPA Finance, NAFA Director and Light Aircraft Roundtable Chair
    • Lee Rohde, Essex Aviation, NAFA Director and Membership Committee Chair
    • Ford von Weise, Citi Private Bank, NAFA President Emeritus
    • David Warner, Lane Powell, General Counsel of NAFA

    New Board Members:

    • Keith Hayes, PNC Aviation Finance
    • Scott Nelson, Gulfstream Aerospace
    • Cathy Nyen, Cirrus Aircraft
    • Donald Pointer, Dassault Falcon Jet
    • Anthony Schieber, Textron Financial
    • David Vandenberg, Bombardier Business Aircraft

    The six new Board members provide a significant addition to the existing Board membership, rounding out representation in the light aircraft through large cabin equipment classes of aircraft.

    For a full list and more information about NAFA’s Board Members, visit NAFA.aero/team.

    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 www.NAFA.aero.

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    Bloom Business Jets Joins National Aircraft Finance Association see more

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    EDGEWATER, Md. - April 23, 2018 - National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce that Bloom Business Jets has recently joined its professional network of aviation lenders. “NAFA members proudly finance - support or enable the financing of - general and business aviation aircraft throughout the world, and we’re happy to add Bloom Business Jets to our association,” said Ford von Weise, President of NAFA.

    Bloom Business Jets has more than 30 years of operational and hands-on experience in all phases of business aviation aircraft sales and management.  Bloom is a top private brokerage with expertise in aircraft charters, fractional ownership, and purchasing new or pre-owned aircraft. With an experienced U.S.-based staff and international team of associates, including aeronautical engineers, former jet manufacturer sales managers and directors of Fortune 50 flight operations, expert aviation attorneys and financial MBAs, Bloom Business Jets is a highly reputable, worldwide company. 

    Led by President and CEO, Steven Bloom, who is a seasoned Aviation Executive with all aspects of Business Aviation and a Senior Accredited ASA Appraiser, BBJ has successfully negotiated scores of aircraft transactions of everything from medium to large business jets to larger turboprops and helicopters – even executive airliners. Bloom Business Jets has extensive experience in Falcon transactions, specializing in all Falcons. Regularly working with high-profile individuals, leading corporations, governmental agencies and even heads of state, they pride themselves on finding the right aircraft for their clients’ needs.

    Much like NAFA, Bloom’s goal is to provide the aviation industry with expert knowledge on the pre-owned aircraft market and assistance in the financing, leasing and insuring of aviation aircraft. Bloom Business Jets and NAFA are committed to providing the expertise necessary to navigate the aviation finance industry’s complexities and intricacies.

    For more information about Bloom Business Jets, visit https://mybusinessjet.com/.

    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 www.NAFA.aero.

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    JetTransactions joins National Aircraft Finance Association see more

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    EDGEWATER, Md. – July 2, 2018 – National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce thatJetTransactions has recently joined its professional network of aviation lenders. “NAFA members proudly finance - support or enable the financing of - general and business aviation aircraft throughout the world, and we’re happy to add JetTransactions to our association,” said Ford von Weise, President of NAFA.

    JetTransactions, a Bloomer deVere Dahlfors company, was founded by Mark Bloomer and Brant Dahlfors. Their worldwide team of aviation experts has established a strong reputation for perceptive market intelligence, trusted industry relationships, and personalized customer service. With a combined record of over 1600 new and pre-owned business jet transactions completed around the globe, JetTransactions maintains a prominent position in today’s evolving aviation marketplace.

    By providing a degree of expertise only gained through hundreds of business jet transactions and daily market research, JetTransactions is able to predict what fair market values really are. Their tested and proven documentation and procedures are an industry benchmark, assuring that during each step of the acquisition process, their clients’ interests are protected. 

    JetTransactions consults on transportation delivery options, fleet analysis, Aircraft Completion, Acceptance and Delivery, and operational start-up. With established industry relationships and expert brand awareness, JetTransactions recognizes the unique design, performance and value differences represented by the world’s top, business jet manufacturers.

    Much like NAFA, JetTransactions’ commitment and focus is driven by their client’s goals, welcoming the opportunity to deliver and expand their state-of-the-art portfolio. “We are proud to join the NAFA Network,” said Brant Dahlfors, Co-Founder of JetTransactions. “NAFA is a great resource to us, setting the right foundation to support our business jet transactions.” 

    For more information about JetTransactions, visit https://www.jettransactions.com/.

    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 www.NAFA.aero.

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    Seacoast Bank Joins National Aircraft Finance Association see more

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    EDGEWATER, Md. – Aug. 1, 2018 – National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce that Seacoast Bank has recently joined its professional network of aviation lenders. “NAFA members proudly finance - support or enable the financing of - general and business aviation aircraft throughout the world, and we’re happy to add Seacoast to our association,” said Ford von Weise, President of NAFA.

    Seacoast Bank is a 90 year old progressive Florida banking institution, offering a full suite of commercial and retail banking, residential and commercial mortgages, wealth management and trust services to individuals as well as small and mid-market businesses. Seacoast is also a seasoned aircraft lender, with over 70 years of combined aviation experience, and hundreds of aircraft financed.

    The Seacoast team helps their clients through aircraft selection, reduced cost operation, financing and loan closing. They are dedicated and passionate about aircraft and aircraft finance, and take pride in the timeliness of their transactions.

    Much like NAFA, Seacoast Bank is dedicated to promoting simplicity, convenience, expertise, community, and technology throughout the aviation finance industry. Seacoast and NAFA expand on the concept of knowledge through a connected community, benefiting the finance industry at large, and aviation lending specifically.

    For aircraft financing, call 954.767.1031.  For more information about Seacoast Bank, visit https://www.seacoastmarinefinance.net/https://www.seacoastbank.com/business-aircrafthttps://www.seacoastbank.com/.

    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 www.NAFA.aero.

    About Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF):

    Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida is one of the largest community [A3] banks headquartered in Florida with approximately $5.9 billion in assets and $4.7 billion in deposits as of June 30, 2018. The company provides integrated financial services including commercial and retail banking, wealth management, and mortgage services to customers through advanced banking solutions, 49 traditional branches of its locally branded, wholly owned subsidiary bank, Seacoast Bank, and seven commercial banking centers. Offices stretch from Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach north through the Daytona Beach area, into Orlando and Central Florida and the adjacent Tampa market, and west to Okeechobee and surrounding counties. More information about the company is available at SeacoastBanking.com.

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    Echo Aviation Leasing Corporation Joins National Aircraft Finance Association. see more

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    EDGEWATER, Md. -- Aug. 8, 2018 -- National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce that Echo Aviation Leasing Corporation has recently joined its professional network of aviation lenders. “NAFA members proudly finance - support or enable the financing of - general and business aviation aircraft throughout the world, and we’re happy to add Echo Aviation to our association,” said Ford von Weise, President of NAFA.

    Echo Aviation Leasing Corporation is an aircraft finance origination and advisory company. Founded by aviation finance entrepreneurs Tony Bergeron and Frédéric Larue, the company’s mission is to become global leaders in business aviation finance, providing value-added strategies & financing solutions for clients who seek knowledgeable advice from industry experts. Echo offers true turnkey solutions, leveraging their industry expertise, relationships and reputation to provide the best options for aircraft owners and buyers, as well as lenders, lessors and investors. 

    “We are happy to join NAFA in this exciting time for the business aircraft industry and we look forward to developing relationships with other members to continue serving the aircraft owners and buyers who are the core of our industry,” said Frédéric Larue, Partner & Co-Founder of Echo.

    Much like NAFA, Echo Aviation Leasing Corporation is committed to making the aviation finance industry accessible with efficient service to the public, saving their clients time, energy and money in aircraft transactions. Echo and NAFA foster expanded industry expertise, valuable business and client relationships, and upholding reputable actions in every transaction.

    For more information about Echo Aviation Leasing Corporation, visit www.echoleasing.com/

    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 www.NAFA.aero.

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    CMG Capital joins National Aircraft Finance Association see more

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    EDGEWATER, Md. – Aug. 15, 2018 – National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce that CMG Capital has recently joined its professional network of aviation lenders. “NAFA members proudly finance - support or enable the financing of - general and business aviation aircraft throughout the world, and we’re happy to add CMG to our association,” said Ford von Weise, President of NAFA.

    Established in 2004, CMG Capital is a leading direct lender in Florida. The company is a highly reputable correspondent lender, licensed in Florida and Colorado, and backed by some of the largest wholesale institutions in the industry, as well as by capital from around the globe. They provide strategic airplane financing through their partnership with L & L International, LTD, a leading worldwide aircraft brokerage.

    “As our aircraft finance business has grown we realized the need to be a member of NAFA, opening new doors and opportunities for continued growth,” stated Marc Yahr, Vice President. CMG Capital blends experience, financial strength, integrity and resourcefulness in each transaction, whether their client is buying, leasing, or trading in an airplane. The company offers the financial resources to execute the deal with aircraft expertise, providing the highest level of customer service throughout the entire process of airplane acquisition, marketing, bridge financing, and sales. 

    With proven sales and acquisition strategies, sophisticated research tools and global capabilities, CMG navigates their clients’ complex aircraft transactions and operations, working closely with their partner, L & L International, LTD, - trained and experienced aviation consultants with a worldwide reputation for tending to all the details each transaction requires.

    Much like NAFA, CMG Capital understands that a successful transaction is one that satisfies both the seller and buyer, enabling their clients to acquire the airplane that meets their needs today and in the future and to sell under any market conditions. CMG and NAFA are dedicated to fostering the highest level of service throughout the aviation finance industry. 

    For more information about CMG Capital, visit https://www.cmgcapital.com/.

    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 www.NAFA.aero.

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    Elliott Aviation joins National Aircraft Finance Association see more

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    EDGEWATER, Md. – Aug. 21, 2018 – National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce that Elliott Aviation has recently joined its professional network of aviation lenders. “NAFA members proudly finance - support or enable the financing of - general and business aviation aircraft throughout the world, and we’re happy to add Elliott to our association,” said Ford von Weise, President of NAFA.

    Elliott Aviation is a second-generation, family-owned business aviation company offering a diverse set of products and services including aircraft sales, avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint & interior, and charter and aircraft management. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN.

    Elliott Aviation is an authorized service center for Phenom 100/300, Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP, King Air, Premier and TBM. They are a 145 repair station for Challenger 300/604, Hawker, Lear 40/45/60 and most Citation models. Their one-stop-shop in Moline, IL is an ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D facility, ensuring the highest-level of quality standards and processes available. 

    Much like NAFA, Elliott’s goal is to provide unmatched quality, uncompromising integrity, and unbeatable customer service to their clients worldwide. Elliott Aviation and NAFA are committed to developing and delivering top-notch aviation finance solutions while building partnerships that last.

    For more information about Elliott Aviation, visit http://www.elliottaviation.com.

    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 www.NAFA.aero.

     

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    Lending Associates joins National Aircraft Finance Association see more

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    EDGEWATER, Md. – September 1, 2018 - National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce that Lending Associates has recently joined its professional network of aviation lenders. “NAFA members proudly finance - support or enable the financing of - general and business aviation aircraft throughout the world, and we’re happy to add Lending Associates to our association,” said Ford von Weise, President of NAFA.

    Lending Associates is a provider of financing solutions for recreational and commercial aircraft acquisitions, working with a large network of quality lenders to ensure the most competitive loan rates. With years of experience, their team of experts are available to answer client questions throughout the process, helping consumers and industry professionals alike navigate today’s complex financing process. 

    Lending Associates matches the best lender to their clients’ specific financing needs, maintaining the utmost privacy and confidentiality. Their loan specialists work to design a financing program to best meet each unique situation. From the initial consultation to loan closing and ongoing servicing of the loan, the company is committed to the needs and goals of the client.

    "Lending Associates is proud to join NAFA in its efforts to support private aviation. From what I have seen, the members of this association have a passion for aviation and a history of moving the industry forward from all aspects, not just finance," stated Grant Smalling, President of Lending Associates. 

    Much like NAFA, Lending Associates is dedicated to fostering quality, professional service throughout the aviation finance industry. Lending Associates and NAFA promote excellence in aircraft finance through their commitment to the consumer’s goals. 

    For more information about Lending Associates, visit https://www.lending-associates.com/.

    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 www.NAFA.aero.

     

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    The Shiane Group joins National Aircraft Finance Association see more

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    EDGEWATER, Md. – Sept. 13, 2018 – National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce that The Shiane Group has recently joined its professional network of aviation lenders. “NAFA members proudly finance - support or enable the financing of - general and business aviation aircraft throughout the world, and we’re happy to add Shiane to our association,” said Ford von Weise, President of NAFA.

    Founded by Diane Levine-Wilson (founder of AMSTAT), The Shiane Group is a research and consulting services company, specializing in staff support consulting services for private aviation and luxury yachting. They also provide services to a broad range of businesses and charities, recognizing that various professional businesses require additional staffing support for special projects. Shiane builds their clients the team of employees required to cover research, marketing, operations, charter, and finance.

    The company also provides consultants on call, bringingtogether top independent experts in their fields to be their clients’ exclusive team, covering product development, management assessment, operations, finance, and charter. Beyond that, the Shiane Group offers enhanced research and marketing efforts to their clients with the company’s own team of experienced researchers. Shiane’s staffworks to execute a focused and cost effective plan, designing each project specifically to the needs of the client, with complete confidentiality. 

    “Diane is thrilled to be back in business with her daughter Shari Levine-Gagliardo who was with her at AMSTAT from the very beginning and was the driving force in maintaining their daily operations,” the company stated. Much like NAFA, The ShianeGroup’s leadership has a long, respected history in private aviation with a broad range of experience, promoting excellence throughout the industry. Shiane and NAFA are committed to fostering innovative new products and services, along with the education required for knowledgeable aviation industry members.

    For more information about The Shiane Group, visit https://www.theshianegroup.com/.

    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 www.NAFA.aero.

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    Powell Aircraft Title Service joins National Aircraft Finance Association. see more

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    EDGEWATER, Md. – Sept. 18, 2018 – National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce that Powell Aircraft Title Service has recently joined its professional network of aviation lenders. “NAFA members proudly finance - support or enable the financing of - general and business aviation aircraft throughout the world, and we’re happy to add Powell to our association,” said Ford von Weise, President of NAFA.

    Powell Aircraft Title Service is a full service title company that has been providing professional services to the aviation community since the 1950’s, offering help with many aspects of sales, acquisition, and ownership, including FAA title searches, international registry title searches and filing services, escrow services, document escrow services, and document recordation services. 

    The company has a proven track record for professional, prompt, and friendly service to their clients. Combined with the strong relationships they maintain with their banking partners, Powell takes care of their transactions in a safe and timely manner. With a time-tested and proven team of hardworking employees, and a vast network of contacts in the aviation industry, they pride themselves on the abiity to get things done right the first time. 

    “We’re excited to be a part of NAFA and continue building our connections in the industry,” stated Kimberly Thompson, Escrow, Title & Operations Manager. Much like NAFA, Powell’s goal is to support their clients and the aviation industry by providing the most professional service and commitment to long-lasting relationships. Powell Aircraft Title Service and NAFA are dedicated to going beyond the transaction itself by furthering the education and expertise necessary for safe and timely aircraft financing.

    For more information about Powell Aircraft Title Service, visit http://www.airtitle.com.

    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 www.NAFA.aero.

     

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. 

    For more information about McLarens Aviation, visit http://www.mclarens.com/mclarens-aviation/.

    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 www.NAFA.aero.