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PRESS RELEASENational Aircraft Resale Association Continues to Grow announcing Eight New MembersMarch 28, 2016 -- The National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) recently voted to accept eight new members into the Association as they continue to expand the membership. New Broker/Dealer Members include Avpro, Inc., headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, and Meisner Aircraft of Burlington, Wisconsin. The new NARA Products & Services Members include Aerlex Law Group, Aero-Space Reports, Inc., BB&T Corporate Aircraft Finance, Jet Linx Aviation, Pentastar Aviation, and Satcom Direct, bringing the total membership to 98 companies. "We continue to add the best and most admired businesses in the industry to our NARA membership," stated Johnny Foster, NARA Chairman and President & CEO of OGARAJETS. "On behalf of the entire Association, I welcome these new members and look forward to working with them to continue our quest to instill the highest degree confidence from aircraft buyers and operators around the world." All 98 NARA members follow a strict NARA Code of Ethics, and the Broker/Dealer members must pass a rigorous certification process to assure the highest standards when buying and selling previously owned aircraft. Ultimately, they are recognized as NARA Certified Aircraft Brokers and Dealers. NARA Products and Services Members represent a variety of aviation services that operate with the highest professional standards in the industry. For more information about all the new and current NARA members and the fleet of aircraft they offer for sale, please go to www.NARAaircraft.com ABOUT NARANARA, a professional trade association formed more than 25 years ago, is comprised of selected aircraft sales and brokerage businesses that are NARA Certified and aircraft product/services companies that adhere to the highest professional standards. Promoting the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry, NARA's members abide by an elite 14-point Code of Ethics that provides standards of business conduct regarding aircraft transactions. For more information about NARA, its members and its code of ethics, visit the NARA website at www.NARAaircraft.com
Performance. Integrity. Reputation.Avpro, Inc. was formed in 1991 by Don Bass, Chris Ellis and Bob Rabbitt. As Managing Partners of Avpro, they continue to be directly involved in all facets of the sales and acquisitions processes. Avpro is the largest corporate aircraft brokerage and acquisition firm worldwide averaging $1 billion in retail sales annually, typically involving more than 100 transactions per year. Avpro was one of the leaders in changing the traditional role of an aircraft broker into one whom consults and educates their clients with an information driven approach.
With the sale of our Gulfstream IV and Falcon 50 now complete, I wanted to send you a brief note to thank you for a job well done. Avpro did a tremendous job of timing the sale of our existing aircraft to coincide with the delivery of our new Gulfstream V and Falcon 2000 and structuring the transactions to achieve a like-kind exchange. It was a pleasure working with you, and you can be assured Crown Cork will use Avpro in the future when we decide to buy or sell an aircraft.