in the cockpit...began flying at age thirteen...airline
pilot at age twenty-one.
In corporate jet sales since 1976 conducting business in much
of the free world and occasionally beyond...completed jet
purchase, lease and sale transactions in 40+ nations, on every
continent...involving jet aircraft numbering in the hundreds.
Founder - California Businessjets an aircraft marketing and operations
company...and, San Francisco AirFinance, a private equipment
leasing facility specializing in jet aircraft...and Avia Films,
an undertaking in the lively arts with Herbert von Karajan involving
cinematic means of preserving Salzburg Music festival, Vienna
and Verona Opera productions. Author – US Civil Airline
and Preparedness Planning Roles in International Natural Disaster
For own account...completed new and used aircraft world-wide
searches; purchases, sales, and lease transactions; flight department
set-ups; fan jet engine retrofits of Hawker turbo jet powered
aircraft; avionic, mechanical, paint and interior design - refit
projects for used jets; design -completion oversight projects
for new jets; and documentation authorship for all such functions.
For the account of clients...completed a volume of the above
listed projects plus the re-winging of Gulfstream II’s;
part 135 certification, set-up and management; fractional ownership/usership
and unique charter projects; flight department management.
Recognized aircraft appraiser...as expert witness in federal
court called upon by the U.S. Government; and in connection with
valuations for lending institutions and for Avia clients.
Consultant...engaged in several countries to author studies
regarding aircraft justification, flight department restructuring,
air carrier start-up, route studies and equipment/investment comparisons.
Completed transactions involving...contracts with most manufacturers;
the majority of jet powered models, and certain turboprops; and
involving a variety of refurbishment and completion centers in
Europe and North America.
Conducted design work, managed refits or completions involving...jet
powered models of Airbus, Beech, Bell, Boeing, Bombardier, BAe/Hawker/Raytheon,
Cessna, Dassault/Falcon, Embraer, Gulfstream, Lear, Sikorsky,
the photo above Gordon is shown with the red tie)
first joined Mr. Stubbs in their mutual aviation undertakings in
1974. His background includes that of a naval officer, aviator and
business jet aircraft and airline equipment lessor affiliated with
one of the largest banking institutions in that field, Security
Pacific Leasing Corporation.
Ralph holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton
School of Business and contributes his deep background in business
management and business jet marketing to the team. His undergraduate
work was completed at Hobart College and he studied law at the John
F. Kennedy School.
California Businessjets Partner…Co-Founder of San Francisco AirFinance.
Experienced…in world wide searches for optimal aircraft for client
investments and for investments for Avia's account…in the negotiations
for such acquisitions.
Experienced…in the conduct, negotiation and documentation of purchase
transactions, leases of every variety, lease equipment portfolio
management, imports, exports, refits, engine overhauls, Hawker fan
jet retrofit projects, Gulfstream wing retrofits, avionic refits,
major maintenance events, deliveries and closings.
Experienced…in the mounting of international sales campaigns for
Avia owned aircraft and those owned by clients…in the conduct and
documentation of sales transactions and the customer care associated
with after sale follow-up.
Experienced…in consultancies, feasibility studies, market analysis
and market trend analysis, appraisals and future value projections…in
the set-up of flight departments and flight department management.
Completed transactions from Buenos Aires to Brussels; Sydney to
Moscow; Johannesburg to Vancouver.
Military Aviation, the Airlines and Business Aviation...USAF
C-130, C-141 and C-5A Aircraft Commander, Instructor and Flight
Examiner...Delta Airlines Captain rated in the Boeing 727,
737, 757 and 767...and type rated in business jets.
Experienced...as a Squadron Executive Officer and Squadron
Commander. Served as USAF Wing Vice-Commander and Wing Inspector
General...Air Force Airlift Command Combat Veteran of the Gulf
War and Vietnam, rising to the rank of Colonel.
Experienced...in line pilot operations in domestic US and international
routes, including Europe and Asia...in Check Airman and FAA
Designee roles...and as the Pilot Base Representative to the
Airline Pilots Association (ALPA).
Experienced...in Business Aviation, including the authorship
of FAA FAR Part 135 Certification Documentation and Operating Manuals,
plus the conduct of, and stewardship of, the Approval Process, interfacing
with the FAA from initial application through final approval.
Member of Avia's team available to our clients for Transport
Category Aircraft sales and purchases...from mission analysis
and feasibility studies...used asset analysis, used aircraft
purchase negotiations, used aircraft refit planning, the oversight
of refits, updates and conversions to closings and placement into
service...plus, new equipment spec’ing, newly manufactured
aircraft ‘green production’ oversight and acceptance,
as well as new aircraft completion planning and oversight.
Education...graduate of Principia College...awarded ‘Distinguished
Graduate’ honor, USAF Pilot Training, 1969...Tactical
Airlift Training; Survival School; various Boeing and Lockheed Aircraft
Initial and Recurrent Pilot Training Schools...and MBA training.
in Aircraft Technical Services… A&P rated; Completion Management
specialist with project oversight savvy in challenging situations.
Experienced...in the green delivery and completion of most
business jets and knowledgeable of the maintenance of transport
Experienced… in all tech functions of newly produced, newly completed
jet aircraft… specialist in on-site transitioning of the Flight
Departments of clients into new, complex aircraft models and into
their new cutting edge sub-systems and avionics.
Experienced...in production testing and post-production flight-testing
roles with major manufacturers...quality control assurance
and pre-delivery testing.
Extensive education...training, re-currency training, line
maintenance and specialty schools re Airbus 300 series; ATR; Boeing
737- 300, 400, 500, NG; Gulfstream 4, 5, 550; Global Express,
GEX-XRS; Hawker; EuroCopter; Rolls-Royce; and Allied-Signal.
Aircrew training...medaire training...active consultant
for more than twenty years.
Robert G. Breslin
Bob has been a career long aviator. He is Type Rated in the Boeing
727,737, 737NG, 757 & 767; the Airbus
319 & 320; the McDonnell-Douglas DC-10, plus business jet
models...has operational experience
in North America, South America, Europe and over most other major
the corporate operations of Transport Category aircraft, including,
as Chief Pilot,
transitioning the Trump Organization into a VVIP Boeing 757
from a VVIP Boeing 727...operated
domestically and international as Captain.
in airline Part 121 flight operations...pilot for United
contract, cargo and scheduled air carrier operations, having
begun his airline career in the mid
the analysis of Transport Category jets for acquisitions and
pre-purchase inspection procedures protective of clients...
conducted the purchase of Paul Allen’s
spec analysis, maintenance analysis, modifications and systems
negotiations for all operational services common to the Chief
Pilot's role of a corporate Boeing
operator...in flight test, function tests and placement
into service/return to service procedures.
a graduate of Florida Atlantic University...earned his
Bachelor of Business
Administration degree... has undertaken initial training in
various make and model
jet aircraft, international operations and recurrency training,
in flight operations and flight department management...thirty-four
years in the cockpit of business jet aircraft...with a perfect
Type rated in Global Express, Gulfstream, Falcon, Hawker, Sabre,
Lear, Beechjet, Citation and Westwind models...helicopter rated...and
has operational experience involving every continent and every significant
over water crossing world-wide.
Experienced... in mission analysis, feasibility and justification
Experienced... in domestic and international flight department set-up,
Part 135 set-up and operations, safety audits...routine and
long range maintenance planning...organization building, crew
and staff management and training...facilities management&...fleet
wide asset management.
Experienced...in new and used purchase negotiations...acquisitions,
spec analysis, modifications...completions and refurbishments,
mechanical and avionic refits...including the negotiations for
same...flight test, function tests, acceptance, delivery and
placement into service procedures.
Founder - Flatirons Aviation Management, Inc...Director of Flight
Operations and Aircraft Management for Avia clients through FAM.
aircraft and yacht designer since 1980...Industrial Design services
involving prototypes, mock-ups and product development...lighting,
window assemblies, seating, furnishings and accessorizing.
Clientele include transport category and business jet modification
facilities and completion facilities plus component manufacturers.
Experienced...in concept design, solid modeling, material and
Experienced...in airline layouts, unique first class and high
density airline LOPA arrangements...cabin suites and private
quarters for VVIP new completions and conversions and has extensive
experience with the current Airbus family from the A-318, 319, 320
to the largest production models.
Experienced...Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, McDonnell-Douglas, Dornier,
Gulfstream, Challenger, Falcon, Hawker and Lear high end design
and project management undertakings.
Founder – Mauricio Cabal Design Studio...Director of Design
Concepts and Completion Planning for Avia.
business jet and transport production...began at age eighteen
in Canadair Production Training.
Airframe Mechanic…Graduate of the National Aerospace Academy…Instructor
at the Aeronautics School of Montreal.
Production and completion management executive since 1979…filling
various roles in the production of 'green' Canadair and DeHavilland
aircraft for fifteen years…held the position of Program Manager
of Bombardier's Tucson Completion Center and the critical role of
Customer Relations Manager reporting directly to Bombardier Headquarters
Experienced…in all the key issues associated with the 'green manufacture'
of new business jets and transport category aircraft purpose built
for corporate service…in quality control and remedial analysis…in
all the key points of 'green acceptance' and preparation for completion
Experienced…in all functions associated with the completion of business
jet and transport aircraft including Bombardier, Boeing and Embraer
products…in all the completion build-out issues, mods, options,
subsystems, installation, documentation, inspection and testing
of new completions, remedial work and refits…ten years with Challenger,
RJ, Global Express and Lineage program development, completions,
delivery and placement into service.
Experienced…in negotiations, documentation and contracts associated
with all elements of the above functions.
Experienced…as the manufacturer's internal consultant for the restructure
of non-company owned completion centers in the United States and
Recognized authority on Bombardier, Challenger, Learjet and Embraer
Lineage products…associated with the completion of aircraft going
to operators all over the world.
is shown fifth from the right in the photo above)
More than forty
years in Aircraft Maintenance and Maintenance Facility Management…
US Navy Flight Crew Member… and civilian pilot.
Experienced… in Flight Line Maintenance and Inspection responsibilities
for 747, 727 and 707 aircraft as employee of the Boeing Aircraft
Experienced… Director of the sole British Aerospace factory owned
Service Center in North America… Supervisor of over fifty employees
and the administration of the every day Corporate Jet Service Center
operations. Expert in work scope, manpower and schedule implications
in all jet aircraft maintenance undertakings - from the perspective
of the consumer and the facility, alike.
Experienced… in all corporate flight department management and technical
functions. Skilled in bid work scope analysis, quotes, work oversight,
contract authorship, work order processes, pre-purchase inspections,
green aircraft acceptance, newly completed aircraft acceptance,
aircraft modifications, refits, ground test and flight test procedures.
Experienced… in the operation, technical services, and maintenance
support of Falcon, Challenger, Hawker, Astra, Westwind, Beech and
Lear models… in flight department set-up and multiple aircraft flight
department operations… in documentation, records keeping and regulatory
Education… graduate of Military AM School, various military and
civilian jet aircraft tech schools for airframe and powerplant maintenance,
APU maintenance, individual aircraft types and flight crewmember
training, including FSI.
military and civilian aviation maintenance...25 years experience
in technical services in military, civilian airline and civil business
jet operations. Served in domestic settings and in combat zones.
Experienced...ranging from US Air Force B1 structural engineering
support to Huey & Blackhawk helicopter crew chief and mechanic
roles in military assignments.
Experienced...in civilian undertakings re Boeing 727, 737 &
757 maintenance for major airlines, to Gulfstream 2, 3, & 4,
Hawker and Falcon maintenance for corporate operators.
Experienced...in flight department set-up, daily operations
and long term maintenance planning; Military flight line operations...
civil business jet Director of Maintenance and Contract Maintenance.
Expert in aircraft structures, APU’s and powerplants from
the PT-6 to the largest commercial engines.
Experienced...in FAR Part 91, Part 135 and Part 121 Air Carrier
maintenance, operations, regulations and records keeping. Consultant
in the disciplines of operations and the economics of jet aircraft