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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.

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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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    The newly minted Shiane Group is the latest offering by the experienced market research mother/daughter team of Diane Levine-Wilson and Shari Levine Gagliardo who, together, ran AMSTAT Corporation for 26 years. 

    The Shiane Group proudly announces its flagship service called Research on Demand, the project focused research service. “We are providing a unique and cost-effective service by providing experienced research teams on an as needed basis.” per Wilson. “We can work with you to develop a plan and then assemble a team to provide the staffing to specifically support your projects.” Brokers, dealers, operators will save the cost of diverting their own in-house research staff. 

    “Although our expertise is primarily in aviation and luxury yachting, we can apply our marketing and research skills to diversify into a broad range of industries and charities.” Says Gagliardo. “just tell us what you need, and our staff will work for you.”

    The Shiane Group Consulting offers a broad range of consulting services. “We have the outreach to mobilize our contacts to put together a team of independent experienced consultants. Our connections include experts in management, charter, operations, valuations and appraisals, and finance.” Says Wilson.

    Diane Levine-Wilson has over 40 years of experience in business aviation that includes aircraft sales and marketing. She created the industry’s first independent research company AMSTAT Corporation in 1982. As its president until its sale in 2006, she grew the company to over 50 employees. She later she went on to become the Director of Product Development for JETNET LLC where she led the YachtSpot, JETNET’s marine product, development team. 

    Shari Levine-Gagliardo grew up in aviation. She began at AMSTAT as a researcher and ultimately became research manager and Vice President of operations. Shari has her degree in business from Monmouth University.

    Press Release courtesy of The Shiane Group