AirFleet Capital Celebrates 25th Anniversary


CHANDLER, Arizona. – July 22, 2019 – AirFleet Capital is proud to announce their 25th anniversary of providing financing for aircraft, including single engine pistons, turboprops, helicopters and jets. Founded in 1994 as a company of pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts, the company’s core mission is in supporting the General Aviation community by offering the most competitive rates, fast and professional service, and a commitment to lasting relationships. Twenty-five years later, the company remains true to this mission and the personalized service they provide to their clients, partners and industry associates.

With a national scope and focus on the General Aviation “owner flown” segment, the company offers the best in aviation financial services. The company has financed thousands of aircraft nationwide, from rare warbirds to experimental aircraft, private owner-flown aircraft to business jets, and AirFleet’s staff has the experience and knowledge to coordinate every part of the transaction.

“We are proud to be part of the General Aviation Community and it is a privilege to be able to contribute to the industry” said Steve Smestad, President. “Being part of a person’s buying experience is a pleasure and it never gets old. We share and understand their happiness because we have experienced aircraft ownership and that same feeling,” Smestad continued. “One of the best compliments we have ever received came from a manufacturer sales representative when he said that ‘you understand our customer because you are a customer.’”

AirFleet Capital takes pride in being active in the aviation finance industry, maintaining a strong and influential presence by attending monthly trade events, speaking to owner groups, and meeting with customers face-to-face. Our approach to aircraft buyers, sellers, and lenders uniquely aligns with the goals of all parties who share a passion for the aviation community.

About AirFleet Capital Inc: 

Founded in 1994, AirFleet Capital is a privately-owned General Aviation aircraft financing company, and one of the largest in the United States. The company is dedicated to aircraft lending with a motivated staff assigned with the sole mission of getting their clients safely in the air. AirFleet Capital’s team is in Arizona, Virginia, California and Georgia. For more information about AirFleet Capital Inc, visit

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