A new business aircraft brokerage, Vertis Aviation Aircraft Trading, has been launched by business aviation specialists Mark Abbott, Conan McGale and Jeffrey Emmenis.
The three executives combine more than 60 years of business aviation experience. The company said the decision to launch was inspired by an increasing number of requests for aircraft transaction support from charter customers of sister business Vertis Aviation, and growing market demand for transparent, highly personalised transactions.
The team is led by CEO Abbott, who brings a wealth of experience conducting high-level negotiations across international borders between ultra-high-net-worth individual owners, operators, airframe manufacturers and brokers. As director, McGale adds expertise in managing pre-owned aircraft transactions. McGale was instrumental in developing The Jet Business, where he built and led the company’s research department. One of the founders of boutique charter broker Vertis Aviation, Emmenis, is also a director and complements the team with his understanding of the transforming requirements of business aviation users.
“Our industry familiarity means we are distinctive in our ability to share our knowledge and provide dependable, data-driven advice to existing and new buyers and sellers from pre- to post-transaction,” said Abbott. “In addition to supporting trading, we can help connect customers with reputable legal, financial and fiscal professionals and advise on aircraft management, refurbishment or maintenance options. We want to build trusted lifetime relationships to help our clients optimise their business aviation usage from start to finish.”
Through the relationship with Vertis Aviation, the new brokerage will also support customers looking to upgrade from charter to ownership or support divestment as owners downgrade.
The business is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, but the partners have located themselves in key territories to support each market’s needs. Abbott splits his time between the Bahamas and Dubai, McGale is based in the UK, and Emmenis shares his time between Switzerland and Dubai.