WMU's College of Aviation Saves Millions

Western Michigan University’s College of Aviation saved millions through Brown’s Custom Leasing Program. They were able to upgrade their fleet to the most advanced technology and equipment while protecting their students investment.

When it came time for Western Michigan University to upgrade their fleet of flight training aircraft they were in a tough position. They had an acute decision timeframe, had stringent budget requirements, and needed a state-of-the-art training platform.

This case study outlines:

  • How Brown's Custom Leasing structure saved WMU  thousands of dollars in monthly payments.
  • How WMU formed a strategic partnership.
  • And how WMU created a future disposition strategy.

Should You Buy or Should You Lease?

This guide will help you gauge which path to upgrading your fleet is right for your program. According to GAMA, the average age of piston aircraft in the market is 40+ years old!

This free Tip Sheet will help you:

  • Ask and answer the right questions

  • Analyze your current fleet of aircraft and program needs

  • Understand your aircraft financing options 

  • Determine the best solution for your flight training program

Take the first step in the re-fleeting process today!

Five Acquisition Strategies in a Slow Economy

Brown Aviation Lease prepared this white paper to address a few acquisition strategies to help your flight training program plan for the current economy.


5 Acquisition Strategies in a Slow Economy

We are faced with a multitude of challenges today: budgets are constrained, pending federal regulations may significantly change flight training, and the cost of education is rising.  It is important for us to implement strategies to migitage risk, decrease costs, and flatline budgets in order to remain competitive. 

Brown Aviation Lease prepared this white paper to address a few acquisition strategies to help your program accomplish these strategies.

After you read this document you will have a better understanding of:

  • Whether to lease or buy your fleet
  • When to upgrade your fleet
  • The risks involved with disposing of your current fleet
  • And more...