Brown in the Press


Avidyne and Brown Aviation Lease Announce Safety & Performance-Enhancing Upgrades for WMU's Fleet of Entegra Release 9–Equipped Aircraft

August 25, 2014

Western Michigan University and Avidyne extend partnership with Brown Aviation Lease to enhance WMU's fleet of Cirrus aircraft for advanced pilot training.

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced today that, along with Brown Aviation Lease, they have extended their partnership with WMU by adding Avidyne's Synthetic Vision and dual Air Data/Attitude-Heading Reference System (ADAHRS) capability to WMU's fleet of Cirrus SR20 aircraft.

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'Power-By-The-Hour' Solution for Flight Schools Launched

August 7, 2014


RedHawk powered by Brown Aviation Lease aims to put margin back into the flight school business.

Democratizing access to modern training aircraft, increasing margin for flight schools and providing operators with a frictionless experience driven by technology and big data. That is the latest mission taken on by Brown Aviation Lease (BAL) with their new product RedHawk powered by Brown Aviation Lease.

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Brown Aviation Lease and RedHawk Aero Partner to Address the High Cost of Flight Training by Combining Hardware, Software and Services

April 1, 2014

Texas State Technical College, National Aviation Academy and Executive Flyers Aviation have signed on to test the new consumption model and technology platform.

The next phase of the RedHawk Experiment will begin early summer led by Brown Aviation Lease (Brown) and RedHawk Aero, LLC. This phase of the experiment is focused on addressing two problems: affordable access to modern flight training equipment, and improving the substandard user experience for fleet operators.

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Brown Aviation Lease Seeks to Create a 'Zipcar-Like' Experience for Flight Training Aircraft

November 18, 2013

In partnership with RedHawk Aero LLC, Brown Aviation Lease launches its all-in consumption model for flight training aircraft with National Aviation Academy, Texas State Technical College and Executive Flyers Aviation.

In the spring of 2014, Brown Aviation Lease will soft launch their new program with National Aviation Academy, Texas State Technical College and Executive Flyers Aviation. Each of these high-utilization environments will get a diesel-powered RedHawk Training Aircraft to test assumptions and prove the viability of a model anchored in affordable pricing, fleet flexibility and ease of use through technology

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 Diesel Redhawks: Leasing Program to Take Flight

October 30, 2013


Brown Aviation Lease works with RedHawk Aero, LLC to finalize plans to lease RedHawk aircraft to flight schools. 

Just three months after it announced its diesel Redhawk conversion aircraft, Redbird says it’s finalizing plans to lease the airplane to flight schools on a power-by-the-hour basis through its partnership with Brown Aviation Lease.

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Brown Teams Up With Skyport to Offer $1 Avgas

August 29, 2013

Brown Aviation Lease is partnering with Redbird Skyport and a consortium of aviation titans to test the impact the cost of fuel has on General Aviation. 

The Skyport will be hosting the experiment to gauge just how much the cost of fuel is hindering GA flight activity. If Skyport sees a tenfold increase in fuel sales during the month of October, that’s a pretty clear indication that fuel price is playing a big role. If sales are up only marginally, then maybe the price of avgas isn’t the barrier. The next obvious question will be, then what is?

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Redbird and Brown Partner to Launch RedHawk Training Aircraft

July 28, 2013


Brown Aviation Lease announces partnership with Redbird to bring the next innovative flight training aircraft solution to the market!

On July 28th the first RedHawk Training Aircraft, a re-manufactured Cessna 172, debuted at Oshkosh flown in by EAA president Jack Pelton. The RedHawk is the first piston aircraft created specifically for flight training and consists of:

  • Continental's fully certified Centurion turbo-diesel engine burning 4.5 gph of Jet-A
  • Aspen Avionics' Evolution 2000 PFD/MFD (glass panel)
  • Bendix-King's next-generation avionicsstack
  • Brown Aviation's consumption-based pricing, with insurance provided by Starr Companies
  • RedHawk's own interior and exterior upgrade to maximize longevity and usefulness

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Brown Aviation Lease and Paradigm Flight Simulation Partner on Jet Simulation Program

September 30, 2011

Brown Aviation Lease, LLC, a full-service aviation training equipment lessor, and Paradigm Flight Simulation, a manufacturer of Flight Simulation Training Devices, have developed an hourly cost jet simulation program.

Targeting collegiate aviation programs throughout the United States, the partnership will allow collegiate aviation programs to acquire state-of-the-art CRJ flight simulation training devices without upfront university capital or expensive monthly fees. The program features low hourly pricing and fixed hourly maintenance costs for lifetime of use.


Jet Maintenance Provider Moves Into Piston Market

July 27, 2011


Flight School Fleets Targeted

Business aviation maintenance provider Jet Support Services and training aircraft leasing company Brown Aviation Lease announced Monday they are working together to develop a new Piston Engine Maintenance Program.

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JSSI® and Brown Aviation Lease Agree to Develop New Piston Maintenance Program

July 25, 2011


Jet Support Services, Inc. (“JSSI”®), the largest, independent provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, and Brown Aviation Lease, LLC, the largest owner of modern training aircraft, announced they are working together to develop a new Piston Engine Maintenance Program.

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Jet Support Services, Inc. and Brown Aviation Lease, LLC, the largest owner of modern training aircraft, announced they are working together to develop a new Piston Engine Maintenance Program. Targeting flight school fleets throughout the United States to launch the program, the joint venture will provide hourly cost maintenance programs for Continental and Lycoming piston engines.

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WMU's aviation fleet gets a boost

February 27, 2010



BATTLE CREEK — Western Michigan University College of Aviation leaders have negotiated a new agreement for its fleet of 26 leased Cirrus planes, which will enable the aircraft to be retrofitted with a new flight system.

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New fleet agreements preserve aviation dominance

February 22, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Two new industry partnerships will allow the Western Michigan University College of Aviation to keep its students flying in a fleet of aircraft that makes WMU's flight training program the most sophisticated collegiate program in the world.

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Avidyne's Entegra Release 9 Selected by Western Michigan University College of Aviation

January 25, 2010


Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced today that, along with Brown Aviation Lease, they have extended their partnership with Western Michigan University (WMU) with the selection of Avidyne’s Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck avionics system for WMUs fleet of Cirrus SR20 aircraft.

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Entegra Release 9 Goes To College

January 25, 2010


Avidyne Avionics Selected By Western Michigan University College Of Aviation

Avidyne has announced that Western Michigan University (WMU) has selected Avidyne's Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck avionics system for WMUs fleet of Cirrus SR20 aircraft. The upgrades will be performed by Brown Aviation Lease.

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