“Thank you to Joe & everyone at Leading Edge for providing me with a first-class experience when performing the financial and operational analytics I needed to determine what to replace my Challenger 604 with, selling the airplane, then sourcing a Falcon 900EX EASy for me. It gives me peace of mind knowing I have these aviation experts on my team.”
- Tommy Hilfiger
“Purchasing an aircraft as a first-time buyer can be an overwhelming experience, Leading Edge made it a breeze. During the acquisition of a 605 and subsequent sale & transition into a Global 5000, I truly valued their wide range of services from their consulting and analytics, informative market intelligence and efficient execution of the transactions.”
- Alan Fournier, Founder, Pennant Capital
“We were completely satisfied with our experience with Leading Edge on the engagement to sell our G450 and delighted to learn the sale represented their 200th Gulfstream transaction. The team worked tirelessly to market the aircraft, screen and educate prospective buyers, advocate for the aircraft, and provide oversight and guidance for the inspection and ultimate closing. We were impressed with the consummate professionalism displayed by Frank, Joe and the rest of the LEAS team throughout the process and look forward to working with them again very soon.”
- Kevin Brophy, Citizens Bank
“I have known the Carfagnas at Leading Edge for over 30 years. During that time, they have assisted me with acquisitions, dispositions, valuations and analytical work in many different capacities. They are extremely well informed and dialed in to the corporate aircraft market.”
- Richard Santulli, Founder of NetJets & Founder of Milestone Aviation
“Thanks to everyone at Leading Edge for a job well done selling our Falcon 900EX EASy. Their many years of experience in the industry was evident in the services they provided. We were supplied with quality and timely information to help us make educated decisions and as a result, moved forward with the “right” deal when it was presented. Overall it was a very positive experience dealing with Leading Edge.”
- John McAlindon, Director of Aviation, Steelcase, Inc.
It was a pleasure to work with Leading Edge on the sale of my Challenger 300. I was able to obtain the best price for my aircraft thanks to their knowledge of market conditions, professionalism, and attention to detail. This is the second aircraft Leading Edge has successfully sold for me and they were readily available to answer any and all questions or concerns that I may have had. I recommend their services to anyone interested in selling their aircraft.
- James Carney, President, Bernardi Auto Group
“The team at Leading Edge helped me sell my GIVSP when it was time for me to do so. I was very pleased with the results they generated and happy to provide my endorsement of their services.”
- John Fish, CEO, Suffolk Construction
“Leading Edge helped us sell our two King Airs and transition into a fractional program seamlessly . When we realized we were spending too much time on the distraction of managing our flight department in- house and wanted to exit whole ownership, the knowledge and professionalism displayed by Joe and Rick made the entire process easy and stress-free. They made certain to capitalize on the “sellers market” we found ourselves in and guided us through the entire process of the disposition of our two aircraft while guiding us to a fractional program that fit our needs . Simply put – they handled everything for us so we could focus on our business.”
- JT- Private Family Office
“When buying or selling an aircraft, you want Leading Edge guiding you through the process. Having purchased my first airplane over twenty years ago with Leading Edge, and subsequently transitioning into multiple Challenger models including a 350, 604 and then a 605, Leading Edge has provided exceptional service since day one with each of the acquisitions and dispositions as well as all of the homework in between to educate me fully. Using their “Client’s Edge” program has given me the ability to monitor my costs and operational practices after my most recent purchase. When it comes to my aviation needs, I trust them 100%.”
- Pat Carney, Claremont Corporation
“LEAS did a great job managing the sale of our Proline 21 Falcon 50 and the purchase of a Falcon 900EX EASy. We maximized the sale price and terms of the 50 and were able to manage the timing so my operation was without an airplane in service for a very minimal time. The replacement 900EX EASy was a very complex deal including a foreign import and a C inspection as part of the transaction. LEAS handled the negotiations very well making things happen we did not think would be possible. They then helped manage the refurbishment of the 900EX Easy right after we purchased it. We were very pleased”
- Dave Eley, Chief Pilot, Equus Capital Partners
“Leading Edge helped me transition from a Falcon 2000 into a Gulfstream G450 seamlessly. I received plenty of detailed market intelligence to keep me well informed regarding the Falcon’s value, and insightful G450 market data. We knew we saw the right deal when it came along for the Falcon and were able to act on a very well equipped 450, all because we were well prepared”
- Steve Tisch, Co-Owner New York Football Giants
“The team at Leading Edge does an awesome job of taking care of clients with a high level of service and client education. They helped facilitate my transition from fractional flying into a Gulfstream, which is never an easy process. By providing plenty of financial, operational and market data they helped me make an informed choice which then helped me transition more easily to having my own aircraft. They’ve been there for me from the beginning and continue to be. Thanks Leading Edge!”
- Paul Wachter, Main Street Advisors
“We want to say thank you to everyone at Leading Edge, who helped us secure a long-term lease on a Falcon 2000 as our first airplane. I received plenty of detailed market financial intelligence to consider the lease vs. buy. We negotiated a well thought out lease and they helped get me up and running with a management company to get me flying right away.”
- Tim Leiweke and Francesca Leiweke-Bodie, Oak View Group
“Everybody at Leading Edge did an excellent job managing the sale of a Falcon 2000EX for us when I was with my prior employer. When I moved on to my next position, they assisted us with the acquisition of a pre-owned Gulfstream 650. I have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Leading Edge over a period of many years and recommend their services and capabilities.”
- McDon Bonta, Aviation Manager/Chief Pilot
“Leading Edge was a trusted advisor through the entire process of purchasing a Gulfstream 550 in a tight market. I especially appreciated their non-biased viewpoint on different aircraft. We appreciated their expertise, patience and humor!”
- Beth Maxwell-Lyons, Executive Director, Redwood Pacific Management
“Leading Edge provided outstanding service & expertise for the disposition of our G550 and Sikorsky S76C++ helicopter. I’d recommend Leading Edge to anyone looking for a trusted & professional aircraft broker”
- Ari Rennert, President, Renco Group
“LEAS made selling our Citation Bravo stress-free. Rick and his team handled every aspect of the transaction from initial proposal to closing. They did not miss a detail. We recommend LEAS to anyone looking to buy or sell an aircraft.”
- Roly A, President, JAG Aviacion
It was the first time buying a jet strictly for my personal use. Leading Edge helped me through the decision matrix with a detailed feasibility study. Next they created an exhaustive survey of the market identifying several acquisition candidates and their relative values. Their assistance with the pre-buy inspection, identifying an aviation attorney and selecting a management company made the entire process seamless. I cannot recommend them more strongly for their professionalism and effectiveness.
- MA, Tech Founder
Leading Edge’s services exceeded my high expectations from an aircraft broker for our family office needs. Their personalized touch & comprehensive knowledge made the acquisition of multiple aircraft including a Lear 45, Challenger 604 and a G450 smooth experiences. They take the long view with their customers and helped us evaluate options from cards all the way to whole ownership with a captive flight department. Each acquisition candidate we reviewed was pre-screened and evaluated for relative strengths and weaknesses making discussions with family members simpler and more productive.
I have recommended them without hesitation and will continue to do so.
- TW, Private Family Office, New Jersey
“Leading Edge Aviation did a great job managing the sale of our Gulfstream during a period of challenging market conditions. We were very pleased with their professional approach and execution”
- JL, Aviation Manager, Corporate Flight Department