Aero Export, Africa’s leading aviation broker for 15 years, was formed by Bruce Theunissen, who has been in the general aviation business since 1981. Aero Export is the longest standing independent aircraft broker in South Africa and the largest importer and exporter of jet and turboprop aircraft in Africa.
We are small, specialised and passionate. We are a broker, dealer and matchmaker and strive to give our clients the best possible service and advice. Our services include:
In depth knowledge of local and world markets
A very competitive commission structure
Flawless track record with many satisfied clients.
With our long experience in the general aviation industry we are able to smooth the path for both import and export of aircraft worldwide. We understand the possible pitfalls of ownership and the many rules and regulations and we are personally involved in every deal.
Aero Export’s intimate knowledge of the world aviation market allows us to find great aircraft at great prices. Our close relationship with Global Jet in Dallas, USA and dealers in many other countries gives us access to a network not open to the public.
Our customers include corporates and individuals and the fact that our clients come back to us again and again is testimony to our high level of service. We believe in integrity above all and have no hesitation in advising a client to walk away from any deal that is not right.
We meet with clients to establish their needs and to discuss possibilities. We then scour the market to identify possibilities and, after a thorough check, arrange to view the aircraft with the client. This can be a long process and sometimes we will look at up to 50 aircraft before making a recommendation. Our checks include:
Areas of operation and flight times
Accident and repair record
Full pre-purchase inspection
Assistance with contracts, registration, etc
We use specialists in every aspect of aviation to ensure a complete check and give constant feedback to clients every step of the way.
We will take any aircraft and market it in the most appropriate market. Our service includes:
Verification of ownership
Accumulation of all records for the aircraft
Advice on pricing and marketing
Distribution of details to selected markets
Arrangement for prospective buyers to view
Assistance through the whole sales process, contracts, etc
An extract from Business Day, May 2015:
“US Boom in used jets Europe’s slow growth and weak currency have meant boom times for small and mid-sized US companies and wealthy individuals, who are buying up Europe’s secondhand jets. In the past two years, the number of foreign jets sold un the US jumped 45% to 371 from the previous two years, researcher JetNet says, and the trend is accelerating this year”
At any time we have a portfolio of aircraft for sale, including:
Jets - Challenger, Citation, Westwind, Learjet, Gulfstream, Global