The company was founded and currently financed by former owners and management of Alex. Brown and Sons, an eight-generation “old-style” merchant bank.
Since 1801, Alex. Brown and Sons took a leading role in establishing America’s infrastructure through capital, partnerships and deep personal relationships with clients. Most notably, Alex. Brown and Sons led the establishment of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad which become the backbone to America’s transportation system. In 1997, the bank was sold to Banker's Trust for $1.64 billion.
Today, Brown Aviation Lease, LLC continues the firms legacy through its part in building the infrastructure necessary to train the world’s elite pilots.
The Brown Advantage
Size and Experience
Brown is one of the largest owners of flight training aircraft in the country. We currently manage over 100 single and twin-engine aircraft including Piper, Diamond, Cessna and Cirrus. At Brown it is our goal to monetize our assets for their entire useful life. This enables us to book higher residuals on aircraft and provide our clients with favorable lease terms.
Commitment to service and support
One of our greatest differentiators is our commitment to providing high quality service and support to our clients long after a lease is signed. Unlike traditional lenders, we consider every client a partner.
The network effect
We have built up a large network within the aviation industry. That network allows us to find aircraft quickly, negotiate the best prices for our clients and efficiently transition aircraft in and out of flight training programs.