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Purpose

The International Aircraft Dealers Association is the collective force influencing and shaping the aircraft transaction industry.

Mission

We are dedicated to the acknowledged leader in developing standards for efficient, effective and ethical business aircraft transactions, valued by highly skilled aircraft transaction professionals and viewed by them as crucial to their success.

Working for business aircraft owners globally, the International Aircraft Dealers Association is committed to professional standards, ethics and the exchange of information among its members and to the public for the purpose of creating a more efficient market, facilitating transactions and providing transparency into the transaction process, thereby increasing business aircraft ownership and usage worldwide.

Membership

Why become an IADA Accredited Dealer?

IADA Accredited Dealers are a select few that have earned Membership in the International Aircraft Dealers Association by meeting rigorous standards that ensure only the most respected and experienced dealers become IADA Members. Once granted initial IADA Accreditation, Dealers must be re-accredited every three (3) years. This process enhances marketing value for the Dealer while providing customers with efficient, ethical and effective aircraft transactions.

IADA has partnered with a third-party accreditation firm, Joseph Allan, LLC, to administer the accreditation process. New members will start the accreditation process by completing the application. To learn more about accreditation or to apply, click the button below.

IADA ACCREDITATION

IADA Products and Services Membership

Products and Services members are those companies whose primary focus is related to the support of an aircraft transaction; whether their expertise is finance, legal, tax, escrow, or maintenance.

The membership application process for Products and Services membership begins with an applicant completing the standard application. As part of the application process, the candidate will contact three IADA members to ask for their support as a sponsor.

The IADA membership currently votes on new Products & Services applicants twice a year. If you would like more information please contact Wayne Starling.

History

The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) was formed in 1991 as The National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) when eight of the country’s leading aircraft dealers came together to assure aircraft buyers and sellers of the highest level of ethics, experience, standards and trust. Since then, the organization has grown to be a worldwide association of more than 100 Aircraft Dealers, Brokers and business aviation product and service companies that do business in over 100 countries.

In 2018, NARA officially changed its name to IADA to reflect its constant presence around the world and international domination of pre-owned aircraft sales. Although just 7% of the worlds aircraft dealers have earned IADA accreditation, they are responsible for 40% of the world's pre-owned sales.* IADA Accredited Dealers buy and sell more aircraft by dollar volume than the rest of the world’s dealers combined; averaging over 700 transactions and $6 Billion in volume per year.

*VANGAS analyzed over ten thousand records in AMSTAT’s transaction database along with the AircraftExchange’s retail sales records from 2019 to 2020 YTD. VANGAS determined IADA Broker Member transactions by identifying exclusive broker deals, broker inventory transactions, and client aircraft acquisitions.

IADA Code of Ethics

To be a Member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), an organization must agree to commit itself to our strict code of conducting business.

All IADA Members:

  • Shall create and maintain a reputation for honesty, integrity and transparency and shall adhere to the highest ethical standards in their dealings with other Members, their respective clients and all other parties.
  • Shall be committed to constantly improving the quality of their services, products, and operations in order to provide a superior level of service, knowledge and value to their respective customers.
  • Shall accurately represent their authority to show, demonstrate and sell an aircraft.
  • Shall, as expeditiously as possible, submit to the seller all offers received. Once an offer has been accepted, all prospective purchasers, if any, will be informed of the accepted offer.
  • In attempting to secure an exclusive listing, shall not deliberately mislead the owner as to the market value of the aircraft.
  • When specifically acting as exclusive agent for an exclusive buyer or seller, shall not accept commission from more than one party to a transaction without the full knowledge of the principal(s) of the transaction.
  • Shall compensate, directly or indirectly, employees of the parties to a transaction only with the written knowledge of the subject party.
  • Shall present to the best of their knowledge accurate specifications of an aircraft for sale, and shall make truthful representations to the public.
  • Shall avoid exaggeration, misrepresentation, or concealment of all known pertinent facts relating to a transaction.
  • Shall provide a level of competent service in keeping with the highest standards of business and professionalism in the field of aircraft resale.
  • Shall reveal their true ownership or interest in any aircraft they represent to the purchaser or his/her representative.
  • Shall disclose any interest in other entities whose services they suggest or recommend that a client or owner use, and shall disclose any financial benefit they may receive as a result of the use of those services.
  • Shall make full disclosure of charges and costs associated with any agreement.
  • Shall use reasonable care to ensure that documents pertaining to the purchase and sale of aircraft are kept current through the use of written extensions and amendments.

Board of Directors

The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is led by a Board of Directors selected from among the body of IADA Certified Aircraft Dealers and Brokers. IADA Dealers and Brokers are among the most respected and most experienced business aircraft professionals in the world, specializing in the acquisition and sale of previously-owned business aircraft of all makes and models.

Zipporah Marmor

Zipporah Marmor, Chair

Zipporah Marmor, ACASS Vice President of Aircraft Transactions, has 20 years of global business aviation experience spanning sales, management, and marketing. Ms. Marmor launched her career with Bombardier in Montreal. Starting as a marketing professional, she subsequently transitioned to sales and ultimately relocated to Bombardier’s Farnborough office as a sales manager. In 2006, Ms. Marmor took on a sales Director role in Monaco with NewJet International, which was the exclusive Bombardier representative for Monaco, Italy, and Switzerland. Her natural sales and management talent were quickly recognized, and she was promoted to Vice President of Sales, where she played a pivotal role in NewJet’s growth and success. Since joining ACASS in 2011, Ms. Marmor has helped drive the company’s global expansion and continued growth in increasingly vital capacities. As Vice President of Aircraft Transactions, her leadership, insight, and passion have helped establish the bar-setting standard of professionalism and performance for which ACASS’s international aircraft and service sales team is known.

Phil Winters

Phil Winters, Vice-Chair

Philip Winters Vice President - Aircraft Sales & Charter Management, Western Aircraft Phil leads the company’s new and preowned aircraft sales and aircraft management/charter divisions, he has been with Western Aircraft since 1997. Western Aircraft is an authorized Piper dealer and the largest authorized Pilatus dealer in the world representing Pilatus with the PC-12 NG and the PC-24. Additionally, Western Aircraft operates an aircraft management division with an FAR 135 certificate and multiple aircraft, dba WestAir Charter. Prior to joining Western, Phil was a founding member of the Raytheon Aircraft Company (formerly Beechcraft) Resale Group in Wichita, Kansas. Winters’ primary focus is building and leading a team devoted to customer relationships in order to provide the best solutions for all of their aviation needs. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Technology from LeTourneau University, and has been a pilot since 1990. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, is a Certified Flight Instructor, and an A&P mechanic and regularly enjoys flying the company’s Piper and Pilatus airplanes.

Toby Smith

Toby Smith, Secretary

Toby Smith is Vice President of JB&A Aviation and has been helping clients buy and sell corporate aircraft for over 25 years. He operates a satellite office located at the Atlantic Aviation FBO in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In his time with the company, Toby has been responsible for maintaining customer relationships and bringing in many new clients to JB&A around the country. Toby graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Accounting. Prior to coming on board with JB&A, Toby was employed by a Fortune 500 Bank, where he was responsible for lending to and maintaining relationships with many middle-market companies. He is an active member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association, holding various board positions including Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman of the Industry Trends Committee. Toby works with several non-profit organizations in Tulsa including Tulsa Area Young Life and is on the Board of Directors for Influencers Global Ministries in Tulsa. He is an active pilot and holds a private pilot’s certificate with an instrument rating.

John Odegard

John Odegard, Treasurer

John Odegard, Senior Vice President at Wheels Up Aircraft Sales, is a seasoned aviation industry executive with over 30 years of experience in various sales and marketing positions, including 18 years with NetJets, driving sales results through territory and management roles. John co-founded QS Partners, NetJets’ sales and acquisitions company and led the growth to become an IADA member and a leading broker/dealer. In his current role he helps lead all aspects of the sales and acquisitions activities at Wheels Up in support of retail clients. He has a BS in Aviation from the University of North Dakota and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

Chris Ellis

Chris Ellis, Member at Large

Chris Ellis is a managing partner of Avpro, Inc., a business aircraft brokerage firm that routinely transacts 100 aircraft per year worth more than one billion dollars. Chris co-founded Avpro early in his professional career and he has stayed immersed in all aspects of the business for the past 30 years. He has maintained a constant focus on building relationships, understanding how markets work, and knowing what aircraft are worth. Chris is recognized as a leading authority in aircraft sales, acquisition, and brokerage. He was in the first group of aircraft transaction brokers to be certified by the International Aircraft Dealers Association, and he has brokered a significant share of the active fleet.

Brad Harris

Brad Harris, Member at Large

Brad Harris is founder and CEO of Dallas Jet International. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Aviation and Airway Science and a Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. Mr. Harris entered the aviation industry in 1989 as a corporate pilot for a Fortune 500 corporation. In 1993, he started a successful aircraft leasing and renting company that expanded to a successful aircraft management company in 1994. In 1993, Brad began his aircraft sales career and, in a very rapid fashion, became one of the most highly respected aircraft brokers in the World. In 1994, Brad started an aircraft sales, consulting and brokerage company that is known today as Dallas Jet International.

Nick Schneider

Nick Schneider, Member At Large

Nick Schneider, President and CEO of Global Wings, LLC, established the company in 2000 to represent Hawker Beechcraft Corporation as a Master Dealer in the Caribbean. Along with countless years of experience in aircraft brokerage all over the world. Mr. Schneider also holds an ATP license, as well as numerous Type Ratings, and is actively involved in every aspect of the business. Mr. Schneider has been personally responsible for the company’s continued growth and profitability, as well as positioning Global Wings, LLC as one of the leading aircraft broker/dealers in the industry.

David Monacell

David Monacell, Chair Emeritus

David Monacell has over 20 years of private aviation sales experience and he has been a Partner in CFS Jets since 2013. Throughout his career, he has held senior sales positions for both manufacturers and dealers representing multiple new product lines. David has a high level of expertise in every private aviation market segment, and he is very well versed in both domestic and international transactions. David’s diverse background offers a unique perspective to his clients and sales team who benefit from his industry knowledge and experience. He is proud to be known for his honesty, integrity, and his strong work ethic.

Jack Gilchrist

Jack Gilchrist, Legal Counsel to the Board

Jack Gilchrist is the founding director and shareholder of Gilchrist Aviation Law. He serves as special counsel representing clients involved in all areas of the aviation industry. Since 1989, Mr. Gilchrist has specifically focused his career on aviation transactions involving every current structure of aircraft including engines, propellers and spare parts. Mr. Gilchrist has counseled clients around the world in aircraft transactions, including many of the major air carriers, aircraft and engine leasing companies, fractional ownership programs, air cargo companies, corporations, banks and other lending institutions. He also works closely with aircraft brokers, dealers and manufacturers. As a member of several professional organizations, including the Oklahoma Bar Association (1989), Aircraft Finance subcommittee of the American Bar Association and the Legal Advisory Panel to the Aircraft Working Group under the Cape Town Convention, Mr. Gilchrist works with lawyers and aviation industry leaders to foster improvement, change, trends and advancement in U.S. and international aviation law. Mr. Gilchrist holds a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He has served as pro bono legal counsel for the Oklahoma Counsel of Public Affairs and Oklahoma Christian School, where he also serves as a board member. In his spare time, Mr. Gilchrist enjoys woodworking, the outdoors, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

IADA Products and Services Member Advisory Council

Our Products and Services Member Advisory Council consists of leaders focused on those services offered by IADA Products and Services Members, including: Aircraft Management & Charter; Aircraft Manuals; Aircraft Valuations; Education & Training; Escrow Services; Financing & Leasing; Flight Planning; Fractional Aircraft Program; Fuel; Hourly Cost Maintenance; Industry Publications; Insurance; IRS 1031 Like-Kind Exchange; Legal, Tax & Title; Maintenance & Overhaul Services; Maintenance Tracking; and Operations & Management.

Tobias Kleitman

Tobias Kleitman, Chair

TVPX President, Tobias Kleitman, founded TVPX in 2002. TVPX has since brought together a team of experts who have earned a reputation for integrity, efficiency, confidentiality and security among aircraft owners and professionals worldwide. Each year, TVPX facilitates billions of dollars in 1031 exchanges and owner trusts and in 2018 has expanded services by establishing a licensed customs brokerage focusing on cross border aircraft transactions as well as incorporating TVPX Aviation Insurance Inc. to provide insurance brokerage services to clients. Tobias is the Treasurer for The National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) and a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and is a licensed customs broker and a licensed insurance broker in 50 states.

David Shannon

David Shannon, Member At Large

David Shannon is the Chair of the Business Aviation Practice and a Partner of Lewis Brisbois in the New York and Fort Lauderdale offices. Mr. Shannon’s Business Aviation expertise involves structuring the purchase and sale of large long-range business jets and helicopters for Fortune 500 companies, large international corporations, ultra-high net-worth clients, and family offices. He is an industry recognized resource regarding the federal tax requirements for obtaining the Bonus Depreciation deduction. Additionally, Mr. Shannon has negotiated complex finance documents with leading global banks and also successfully represented clients regarding multi-million-dollar sales tax liability matters. As a member of the Corporate Practice, Mr. Shannon has a record of achievement in a wide variety of corporate transactions including: mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate restructurings, banking and finance, securities regulation, and federal, state and local taxation. Finally, Mr. Shannon serves as a technical resource analyzing corporate entities related to business planning strategies, reviewing estate and gift tax issues, and providing legal and accounting advice to ultra-high net-worth clients and their advisors.

IADA Administration

Wayne Starling

Wayne Starling, Executive Director

Wayne has specialized in aircraft finance for nearly 20 years, most recently as Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager for PNC Aviation Finance. His role will be to help guide the various IADA committees as the organization develops third party accreditation, certification improvements and our forthcoming international aircraft search portal. He brings an important perspective and background to IADA, having served as both a NARA board member and on the board of the National Aviation Finance Association (NAFA). NAFA recently awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership, contributions and service to the association, its members and the aviation industry.

Erika Ingle

Erika Ingle, Managing Director

As Managing Director, Erika is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the organization and its initiatives, including the IADA Foundation, the AircraftExchange aircraft marketing site, the organization's board and biannual meetings, and its presence at aviation conventions, including NBAA-BACE. She brings a solid background in small business, startups, branding, marketing, sales, event management, philanthropy, and film/video production to help navigate, grow, and promote IADA and its members. Erika began her involvement with IADA several years ago as an Account Director for the organization’s advertising agency. She was educated at Kendall School of Art and Design in Grand Rapids and she resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.