We make
the business of flight
run smoothly and safely.

Whether it’s AOC, Flight Ops, Tech Ops, Aircraft Management or Acquisition

About Us

We’ve been making a difference in the business of flight for over 20 years.

We deliver best in class services to the Business, Commercial and Private aviation sectors.

Our service model is the secret.

We make your life easier by providing direct access to our core leadership team at all times. As a result, you get answers and action exactly when you need them, no bull.

Contact us and find out how our business model, combined with yours, can create a partnership that delivers superior safety, performance and cost efficiency anywhere on the planet.

Whether your business is Business, Commercial or Private, our business is designed to make it run the way you need it to. No drama, no hassles. Just results.

Our Services

If you need it, we do it.

The business of flight needs more than just promises. It needs a team of experienced leaders who apply proven processes and best practices, quickly, safely and effectively.

At Avionco, we walk the talk. Contact us and find out how.


The business if flight requires service providers who understand the importance of ROI.

That’s why Avionco offers everything from single service segments to a complete suite of ACMI services.

Our AOC is strategically located on the island of Guernsey, Channel Islands off the coast of Normandy where we manage aircraft for several business clients worldwide.

We are able to adapt quickly to customer needs under the safest conditions thanks to the regulatory environment provided by the 2-REG Team and the Guernsey Director of Civil Aviation.

Read about our AOC at:




For our full AOC support model… and more, contact us we can help.

Aircraft Management

The business of aircraft ownership comes with enormous responsibilities.

No worries, we make it easier for you … anywhere in the world. Our experienced team employs proven processes to deliver safety first, with complete cost transparency so you can keep your eye on the bottom line.

Our strategically located aircraft management division located in Guernsey, Channel Islands, give us cost efficient, expert access to every location on the globe, for every imaginable aspect of aircraft management.

Contact us and learn how we can make ownership easier.

We provide:

  • Flight Operation Management
  • Technical management, maintenance control, planning and Quality Control
  • Management of crew and maintenance personnel
  • SMS coordination
  • Regulatory airworthiness liaison
  • 24/7 Operations Control Center Including Dispatch
  • 24 hour Over-Flight and Landing permission services
  • Provision of all Manuals and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Record keeping, reporting, budgeting, payment of aircraft-related invoices and other administrative requirements
  • Aircraft, passenger and flight support personnel scheduling and travel support services for the client and their passengers
  • Sales & Acquisitions

Acquisition Strategy

The business of buying or selling an aircraft requires market knowledge, contacts and expert evaluation.

It’s what we do. Let us help you navigate the complexities of the market so that you make the right deal. Our leadership team will guide you through every step of purchase or sale as well as connect you with our own global network of buyers and sellers.

Contact us and we’ll help you connect with the right people and establish the right price.

Aircraft Brokerage Services

  • Listing Services
  • Acquisition Services
  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Contracting and Documentation

Aviation and Aircraft Consulting Services

  • Aircraft Appraisals and Fair Market Value Analysis
  • Residual Value Analysis
  • Utilization Analysis and Aircraft Selection

Flight Ops

The business of flight moves fast, and when you need people you need them now.

Good news – Avionco has the most unique flight crew database on the planet. We constantly populate it with prequalified personnel allowing us to instantly match the right candidates to your requirements. Contact us and we’ll give you a demo of how it works.

From pilots to cabin crew to trainers and instructors, permanent or contract staff, we’ve got the right people for what you need. Ready to fly.

Most importantly, our pilots have been pre-screened to meet our own high standards. We select only those individuals who will make us (and you) proud. It doesn’t always make us popular, but it makes sure you get the right people for the right job.

If you’re a Start Up or Existing Operation requiring entry into service…perfect. We have the resources to assist in both recruitment and assessment on site or off. We can configure the simulator qualification programs and the interview processes when multiple crew members are required in a short time frame. Contact us and learn how.

Tech Ops

The business of flight has a lot of working parts… emphasis on working.

That’s why we apply Avionco leadership experience and best practices that make your business run as smoothly as the systems we help you maintain.

Not only do we provide the right technical personnel to maintain and manage your aircraft, we help protect your investment with industry leading technical and valuation audits. This isn’t guesswork, its knowledge.

Knowledge that gives you power and peace of mind. We’ve even developed our own valuation Blue Book – always up to date and accurate. Contact us and let us share what we know with you.

Our technical services cover a long list of critical items that include:

  • Aircraft Technical Audits (records and physical)
  • Aircraft valuations and market analysis
  • Aircraft transition and leasing support services
  • Assessment of maintenance facilities / procedures
  • On-site representation during heavy maintenance
  • Regulatory liaison and compliance
  • Review and preparation of transaction documentation
  • Aircraft lease negotiation representation
  • MDM (Transport Canada), DAR (FAA) and EASA staff to facilitate import/export of aircraft
  • Complete Technical Start-up support
  • On the Job and familiarization training

Leadership Team

Leadership is just a word, unless it’s your business.

Avionco is built on the premise that delivering deeply experienced, accessible leadership – 24 hours a day – is the secret behind our strong relationships with many long term, results driven customers.

Yes, 24 hours a day. Hard to believe? Call us and see what happens.

Here’s the team that makes the business of flight work:

  • Michael Dodd - President
  • Josh Dodd - VP, Marketing & Business Development
  • Verna Lidstone - VP, Finance
  • Malcolm Hart - Accountable Manager/Director
  • Alison Larsen - Compliance Monitoring Manager
  • Warren Redfern - Flight Operations Manager
  • Andy Kapusi - Continuing Airworthiness Manager
  • Andreas Stockklauser - Safety Manager
  • Thomas Oberreiter - Training Manager
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Our customers keep coming back because they trust us. We do what we say we’re going to do, and that helps their business succeed.

Michael Dodd, President

Mike has been making the business of flight work for more than 40 years. The founder of Avionco, he’s been at the heart of successfully keeping aircraft moving on a global basis so that that owners and operators can concentrate on keeping their own customers happy.

Mike likes nothing more than when someone calls with an aviation challenge that needs solving. Got one? Contact Mike

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Response time is critical. Our customers need what they need now and that’s how we’ve built our service model. Direct access to our leadership team, no waiting for an inexperienced account manager to get back to you.

Josh Dodd, Vice President,
Marketing & Business Development

Josh has been a core member of the Avionco leadership team for over 20 years. He’s vastly experienced in all the working parts relevant to the business of flight including spares, inventory, flight operations, asset and technical management. Most recently he’s been focused on Avionco’s Flight Operations Entry Into Service team assisting the world’s largest business aircraft manufacturer, Bombardier Aerospace Business Aircraft Division.

Challenging projects are what drives Josh. Got one? Contact Josh

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In our industry, there are a lot of moving parts and things happen fast. The financial, contractual and legal aspects have to keep up with all of that with accuracy and transparency.

Verna Lidstone, Vice President,

Verna has held leadership roles in financial and administrative management for over 35 years. Her experience and knowledge provide Avionco with superior customer focused corporate governance, contracts, human resources, project administration and financial management.

Organization and detail are Verna’s secret weapon. Need to know more? Contact Verna

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Leadership in logistics and team management makes Avionco a more effective partner for many of our Clients.

Malcolm Hart,
Accountable Manager/Director

A business leader with a first-class record as a regional airline CEO for 25 years has made Malcolm a critical member of our team focused on delivering results where others can’t.

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The details tell the story when it comes to the business of flight. Our auditing processes are driven to meet or exceed Civil Aviation Authority regulations so that we can exceed the expectations of our customers.

Alison Larsen, Compliance Monitoring Manager

Alison has been working in the aviation industry for over 10 years with a broad range of experience from flight attendant to crew resource management.  As an IATA Aviation Internal Auditor, she leads our team in ensuring our services are carefully monitored through stringent audit processes.

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This is a complicated business. It’s important to have solutions ready and to solve problems before they start. That’s what real experience is.

Warren Redfern,
Flight Operations Manager

When Warren speaks of experience, he knows what he’s talking about. With over 25 years of international flight experience, he holds a TC, ATPL, FAA ATP with Class 1 medicals. The list goes on. When you need him, he’ll be ready to demonstrate exceptional skill in optimal flight ops and tech ops guaranteeing passenger safety and satisfaction.

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The maintenance manual is just the beginning. Without the right people, experience, and attention to detail you can’t operate with complete confidence. Our team makes sure you can.

Andy Kapusi,
Continuing Airworthiness Manager

If it’s about maintenance repair, modification, overhaul or alterations of aircraft, then Andy is your guy. His degree in Aviation Business Management and almost 20 years of experience using his FAA A&P designation are just the background to his extensive knowledge across many aircraft types.

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Safety is the single most important factor in managing our clients’ needs. Whether it’s maintenance, training, personnel or anything in between, safety is our primary focus.

Andreas Stockklauser,
Safety Manager

For more than 30 years, Andreas has flown and managed aircraft in Chief Pilot positions as well as in Training Captain roles. His experience with international airline start up programs and business aircraft ensure that you have the right safety leadership when you work with Avionco.

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Training expertise requires more than just personal experience.A trainer has to motivate, challenge, correct and lead trainees to exceed standards and expectations.

Our philosophy is built around delivering the best of the best.

Thomas Oberreiter,
Training Manager

That being said, when it comes to experience, Thomas delivers. For over 30 years, and almost 10,000 hours, Thomas has served in aviation roles that make him the kind of leader you want on your team. Those roles have included Lead Captain, Training Captain, Flight instructor, Maintenance Engineer, Flight Ops and Training Manager across multiple aircraft and providers, including his latest stint as Support Pilot with our client, Bombardier.

Your Industry

  • Business

    You’ve got a business to run and you don’t need the distractions that come with managing your aircraft.

    We get it. That’s why firms like yours trust Avionco to keep their people moving while they focus on their own businesses. Whatever you need from aircraft, Entry Into Service to personnel, we have the right leadership team to put industry leading practices and procedures to work that will deliver cost effective, safe travel for your people anywhere in the world.

    And we’ll give you a competitive advantage. Our Business Aircraft Management division is strategically located on the island of Guernsey, Channel Islands off the coast of Normandy. Map. The flexibility and common sense approach of the 2-REG Team and the Guernsey Director of Civil Aviation provides our Guernsey AOC with the ability to quickly adapt to customer needs under the safest conditions. In addition, the tax efficient, globally responsible regulatory environment in Guernsey allows us to pass along significant savings to protect your bottom line.

  • Commercial

    You live and breathe the business of flight.

    Maybe you’re established, maybe you’re a start up, but you need services and you need them now. Whether it’s Entry Into Service, operations, maintenance or management you can’t afford to make the wrong decisions. Choosing Avionco puts the right leadership and guidance to work on keeping you competitive and profitable.

    Our deeply experienced leadership team will apply industry leading practices and procedures that will deliver increased safety at lower operational costs from Entry Into Service to daily operations and maintenance. Period.

    Contact us and let us prove it to you.

  • Private

    You’ve earned the ability to live more comfortably, including ownership of your own private jet, capable of getting you to any location, anywhere in the world, whenever you want to go.

    And you want it to be easy. That’s why people like you choose Avionco to look after the details. Whatever you need from aircraft, Entry Into Service to personnel, we have the right leadership team to apply industry leading practices and procedures that will provide you with supremely comfortable, safe travel anywhere in the world.

    And there’s something else. Our Private Aircraft Management division is strategically located on the island of Guernsey, Channel Islands off the coast of Normandy. Map. The flexible, tax efficient and responsible regulatory environment means safe, fast service combined with significant savings. Luxury and wisdom all in one.

Avionco’s Guernsey AOC

Our AOC is strategically located on the island of Guernsey, Channel Islands off the coast of Normandy.

The flexibility and common sense approach of the 2-REG Team and the Guernsey Director of Civil Aviation provides our Guernsey AOC with the ability to quickly adapt to customer needs under the safest conditions. In addition, the tax efficient, globally responsible regulatory environment in Guernsey allows us to pass along significant savings to protect your bottom line.

Contact Us

Our business operations are strategically located to put every market in the world at your fingertips.

Head Office
5 Richard Way SW, # 300
Calgary, Alberta
T3E 7M8

Global Business and Private Aircraft Operations
Guernsey, Channel Islands

For immediate connection to the right service and leadership member, call
1-403-693-0080, or email us at the appropriate address below:

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