Dealmakers 30


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Thierry Boutsen/ Dominique Trinquet

Boutsen Aviation, Chairman and Founder/President, Monaco


Years selling aircraft: 22/25 | Company sales: 370+

Gary Svensen

SMS Aircraft, Founder, Australia


Years selling aircraft: 35

Gulfstream's rigorous company screenings mean that only the top aircraft sales company in a country will be designated its exclusive independent authorised representative. SMS Aircraft was appointed as Gulfstream’s authorised representative for Australia in 2006.

Adel Mardini

JetEx, Founder and CEO, Dubai


Recent expansion: Oman, Morocco, HondaJet dealership

Jérôme Ferasin

Sky Valet, COO, France


Recent expansion: Madrid, Barcelona, Italy

Alan Nee

Premier Aviation Group, CEO, Malta/Ireland


Years buying and selling aircraft: 20

ALAN Nee started out as a pilot but got involved in a lot of aircraft transactions when he built up one of Ireland’s biggest business aircraft operators. At its peak in 2008, Premier Aviation Group operated 12 business jets and a similar number of helicopters.

Patrick Hansen

Luxaviation, CEO and Founder, Luxembourg


Acquisitions since 2009: Seven | Disposals in 2019: One

Thomas Flohr

Vista Global, Founder and Chairman


Acquisitions since 2018: XOJET, JetSmarter


Alireza Ittihadieh

Freestream Aircraft Limited, Founder, Switzerland


Years selling aircraft: 28 | Market focus: Large jets to VVIP airliners and helicopters | 2018 sales: 74 (company), 23 (personal sales) Record year: $1.8 billion in acquisitions and sales (2006)


Jahid Fazal-Karim

Jetcraft, Owner and Chairman of the board, Dubai/Italy


Years selling aircraft: 27 | Market Focus: Large-cabin aircraft