Who We Work With


It was nice working with a company that was engaged in higher education and willing to give back to the industry.
— Steven Accinelli, Director of Aviation Programs University of Dubuque

Brown’s collegiate operating lease solution met our mission profile, budget and solved our program challenges. I encourage all programs, large and small, to engage with the team at Brown Aviation Lease.
— Captain David Powell, Dean of Western Michigan University College of Aviation

Custom Leasing Programs 

We are not your typical finance firm. We are one of the largest owners of flight training aircraft in the industry. Our network of flight training programs enables us to create competitive lease solutions that provide short and long term value to our clients. At Brown, we make piston aircraft leasing easy to understand and will work with your team to create the optimal solution for your flight training program.

Lease to own

We will finance your fleet so you can own your aircraft over time.

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Lease to upgrade

Access new or like new equipment without the upfront capital requirements.

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Sale Leaseback

With this simple approach you can shed risk and free up capital to reinvest into your program.

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Brown's Industry Leading Research

We are the largest producers of flight training industry research and analysis. Our research helps schools anticipate changes in the industry, predict trends and plan for the future. Some of the topics we cover include student recruitment, best practices for program operations and aircraft acquisition strategies.

Staying Current on Industry Trends

Access articles, white papers, ebooks, and newsletters on key industry trends from both aviation and education.

Understanding of Best Practices

Insightful analysis on operational trends in flight training. Learn best practices from top programs.

Tools to make Informed Decisions 

Use our growing collection of tools to educate parents and students on the benefits of investing in an education.