duncan aviation’s dave coleman named iada-certified aircraft sales broker

November 5, 2019

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that Dave Coleman recently earned recognition as an IADA-Certified Aircraft Sales Broker.

“IADA is very pleased to include Duncan Aviation’s Dave Coleman in the ranks of IADA-certified aircraft brokers,” said IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling. “He joins an elite group of professional brokers who have passed a rigorous independent evaluation to achieve recognition as a highly skilled broker at the top of his profession.”

The IADA recently moved toward full professional accreditation for aircraft dealer organizations and their individual representatives. A rigorous certification examination for brokers was developed and is managed by Joseph Allan Aviation Consulting. The broker examination measures the skill and competencies that are required of aircraft brokers in order to effectively conduct their work. Joseph Allan has experience in curriculum development as well as the development and management of examinations measuring knowledge-based competencies.

“Meeting the IADA broker certification standard reinforces the performance and standards I set for myself and what my clients have, and will continue to experience, as a customer,” says Coleman. “Getting the deal done is important, but caring for the customer and ensuring the best result for their unique situation is the most important. IADA has set a standard for the brokerage industry, a standard that fits with Duncan Aviation’s own code of ethics.”

With 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, Coleman brings a wealth of knowledge to Duncan Aviation’s Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions team. As a pilot himself (he soloed on his 16th birthday and obtained his first type rating at age 22), he understands the nature of the relationship between owner and aircraft.

Growing up in a business aviation-oriented family, Coleman has extensive experience in aircraft sales, technical oversight, and flight operations. He has a particular expertise and interest in complex cross-border, and distressed aircraft transactions. Coleman is a current ATP-rated pilot with nearly 7,000 hours of flying time in over 40 aircraft models including type ratings in turboprops, jets and seaplanes. Coleman and his wife have one daughter age 12, and a son age 8. In his spare time, he enjoys playing baseball with his son, snowboarding, family fishing trips on the Great Lakes, international travel and cultural engagement, and performing Angel Flight missions in a Turbine A36 Bonanza.

Longtime member of Duncan Aviation’s Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions team, Rene Cardona, also recently earned recognition as an IADA-Certified Aircraft Sales Broker.