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Swiss Aviation and Leading Edge Form an Alliance


Swiss Aviation Consulting® and Leading Edge Aviation Solutions, LLC Announce Strategic Alliance

Hünenberg/Zug, Switzerland and Parsippany, NJ USA,  November 2013 – Swiss Aviation Consulting® and Leading Edge Aviation Solutions, LLC today announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance regarding their aircraft sales brokerage and related technical services. Through this alliance, Swiss Aviation Consulting and Leading Edge Aviation Solutions will increase their presence in the North American and the European markets.

“We are very enthusiastic to cooperate with a successful company of high renown such as Leading Edge Aviation Solutions. Our clients will greatly benefit from this increased presence in North America which is still the most important aircraft sales market. With Leading Edge we gain access to their unparalleled experience in the area. We have worked together before on many occasions and I look forward to the results of this new alliance,” says Dr. Daniel Lütolf, Chairman of Swiss AeroHoldings Ltd.

“This agreement is a direct result of many years of working together with Daniel Lütolf and his team at Swiss Aviation Consultants. Our alliance will greatly expand our presence in markets where Swiss Aviation Consulting is strong and assist Swiss Aviation Consulting in expanding into markets where Leading Edge Aviation Solutions is strong. We are especially pleased to be entering into this arrangement with a firm the marketplace holds in such high regard.” says Joe Carfagna, Jr., President of Leading Edge Aviation Solutions, LLC.

About Swiss Aviation Consulting®

Swiss Aviation Consulting® is an independent aviation advisory group headquartered in Hünenberg/Zug, Switzerland with an affiliate in the UAE. It was launched in November 2005. Swiss Aviation Consulting is among the few truly independent global aviation consultants, offering services such as Aircraft Asset Management, Aircraft Sales and Acquisition Support, Risk Management, Strategic and Operational Advisory, Continuing Airworthiness Management Services (CAMO+).

SAC Swiss Aviation Consultants LLC, SWICAMO LLC, Swiss AeroRisk Management LLC and SWICAMO MIDDLE EAST AVIATION SERVICES L.L.C. are Swiss AeroHoldings Ltd companies operating under the Swiss Aviation Consulting brand. Swiss Aviation Consulting is positioned as a general know-how provider to aviation organisations such as:

Financial Institutions:
To support their aircraft financing business with aircraft asset management services (aircraft inspections, operator audits, operation and contract monitoring, valuations, aircraft acquisition and re-marketing, lease contract default management and/or repossessions).

Aircraft Operators and Owners:
To offer operations consulting (quality management support, risk management solutions, AOC application support, total start-up support, process (re)engineering, operator and supplier audits, management consulting, M&A services and/or CAMO+).

About Leading Edge Aviation Solutions
Leading Edge is one of the world’s premier private aviation broker – dealers with over 25 years of experience in the aviation marketplace. Leading Edge is a leading expert in the sale, purchase and valuation of corporate, business and private aircraft with over USD 10 billion in total aircraft sales, acquisitions and new aircraft deliveries in that period. Leading Edge also has a substantial consulting and technical services practice where they advise some of the world’s most successful people and companies in all aspects of private aviation. Leading Edge has expertise in aircraft valuation, lease versus buy analysis, aviation planning, fleet planning, fractional programs, charter and aviation business brokerage. Its technical services expertise includes oversight for new aircraft completions, interior refurbishment and major maintenance oversight for pre-owned aircraft, pre-purchase inspection monitoring, and lease and loan compliance management. Leading Edge has a substantial international client list that includes some of the world’s most successful individuals and companies.