Duncan Aviation’s Dave Coleman Named IADA-Certified Aircraft Sales Broker

Dave Coleman is now an IADA-Certified Aircraft Sales Broker. Click image for high-res download.

LINCOLN, NEB. – Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that Dave Coleman recently earned recognition as a Certified Aircraft Sales Broker from the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).

"IADA is very pleased to include Duncan Aviation's Dave Coleman in the ranks of IADA-certified aircraft brokers," said IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling. "He joins an elite group of professional brokers who have passed a rigorous independent evaluation to achieve recognition as a highly skilled broker at the top of his profession."

IADA recently moved toward full professional accreditation for aircraft dealer organizations and their individual representatives. A rigorous certification examination for brokers was developed and is managed by Joseph Allan Aviation Consulting. The broker examination measures the skill and competencies that are required of aircraft brokers in order to effectively conduct their work. Joseph Allan has experience in curriculum development as well as the development and management of examinations measuring knowledge-based competencies.

"Meeting the IADA broker certification standard reinforces the performance and standards I set for myself and what my clients have, and will continue to experience, as a customer,” says Coleman. “Getting the deal done is important, but caring for the customer and ensuring the best result for their unique situation is the most important. IADA has set a standard for the brokerage industry, a standard that fits with Duncan Aviation’s own code of ethics.”

With 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, Coleman brings a wealth of knowledge to Duncan Aviation’s Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions team. As a pilot himself (he soloed on his 16th birthday and obtained his first type rating at age 22), he understands the nature of the relationship between owner and aircraft.

Growing up in a business aviation-oriented family, Coleman has extensive experience in aircraft sales, technical oversight, and flight operations. He has a particular expertise and interest in complex cross-border, and distressed aircraft transactions. Coleman is a current ATP-rated pilot with nearly 7,000 hours of flying time in over 40 aircraft models including type ratings in turboprops, jets and seaplanes. Coleman and his wife have one daughter age 12, and a son age 8. In his spare time, he enjoys playing baseball with his son, snowboarding, family fishing trips on the Great Lakes, international travel and cultural engagement, and performing Angel Flight missions in a Turbine A36 Bonanza.

Longtime member of Duncan Aviation’s Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions team, Rene Cardona, also recently earned recognition as an IADA-Certified Aircraft Sales Broker.

About the International Aircraft Dealers Association

IADA is a professional trade association formed more than 25 years ago. Promoting the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry, IADA now offers the world’s only accreditation program for dealers and the only certification program for individual brokers. The process delivers high standards of business conduct and transparency regarding aircraft transactions, leading to a more efficient and reliable marketplace. For more about IADA, go to

About Duncan Aviation Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions

Founded in 1956 as a business aircraft sales organization, Duncan Aviation has been locating, buying and selling business aircraft for customers worldwide for nearly 60 years. Operating in all kinds of market conditions, Duncan Aviation’s aircraft sales consultants and market analyst have the experience of more than 3,000 aircraft transactions to help them provide customers with the best acquisition and sales options to maximize their clients’ aircraft investments. They are backed by the technical knowledge and expertise of Duncan Aviation’s 2,100 team members, whose resources help the aircraft sales team make connections, value aircraft, determine future aircraft worth and truly understand the business aviation market.  

About Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of business aircraft operators, government agencies, and other aircraft service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit avionics systems, full paint and interior services, engineering and certification services, fabrication and manufacturing services, and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. We also have dozens of other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with scheduled regional support and the quickest response possible to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit