Duncan Aviation has recruited Meghan Knott to join the Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions team as a market research analyst at the company’s full-service MRO facility in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Knott will join Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions market research team leader Rebekah Williams in monitoring the market and providing accurate and efficient information to the team and its clients.
Knott has spent the past six years in aviation, and she is currently enrolled in Middle Georgia State University’s School of Aviation, working to receive a Bachelor’s degree in aviation science management. Knott has experience with Part 91, 135 and 145 as a maintenance administrator where she oversaw a charter fleet managing the maintenance, inspections and records of 75 aircraft in addition to her experience as a project manager over a Gulfstream fleet.
“I started off just typing up maintenance paperwork and scheduling outside maintenance work and I fell in love with aviation and all it entails,” said Knott. “There is so much more behind the scenes, and I thrive getting lost in it all.”
Knott said when she thinks of Duncan Aviation, she thinks of respect and integrity. “I want to be associated with an organisation that holds itself to high standards and upstanding core values,” she said. “Based on my perception of, and experience with Duncan Aviation to date, I’m so excited to be joining a team and culture that does just that!”
Ryan Huss, vice president of sales and marketing, said that Knott brings great energy to the team along with a strong background and understanding of the aviation market. “She will be a key part of the team, keeping our team up-to-date on the most recent trends and pricing, as well as supporting the research for individual aircraft searches and transactions,” Huss said. “We are fortunate to find someone of Meghan’s character and experience to be a part of our team. She has fit in seamlessly with the team while she learns her new role.”
Huss went on to say that Knott will help to get information out quicker and with high accuracy to clients. “Pairing Knott with Williams has created one of the best research teams in the market,” said Huss.
Knott can draw on a background in logbook research, maintaining a charter fleet, and handling multiple projects from piston aircraft to Gulfstreams. She is knowledgeable in aircraft makes and models, engine programmes and equipment.
“We are in the business of information and information is constantly in flux,” said Knott. “We are an extension of and advocate for our clients by representing the Aircraft Sales & Acquisition team in the marketplace through market research. We have a broad network of established industry relationships, connections to extensive technical expertise, and we invest in a myriad of resources dedicated to supporting the most informed decisions when dealing with high-value assets; whether buying or selling.”
Knott went on to explain she is looking forward to expanding her skills in aircraft sales and acquisitions, and developing more lasting relationships on the sales side of the aviation world.