Absolute Aviation becomes IADA’s first Africa-based broker


Aircraft broker Absolute Aviation has joined the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) as the organisation’s first member from Africa.

Founded in 2001 by CEO Neil Howard, the dealership has South African facilities in Lanseria, near Johannesburg and in Cape Town. It also has a base in Maun in Botswana, Lomé in Togo and an international office in Zurich, Switzerland.

Absolute Aviation is very excited about becoming part of IADA’s expanding international network of aircraft resale dealers,” said Howard. “Our core values are to create lasting experiences, always do the right thing, be thorough and diligent and therefore the values that IADA stands for resonate strongly with us.”

In addition to aircraft resales, Absolute Aviation also handles new aircraft sales, offers flight services, distributes aircraft parts and engines and operates service centres. It is also an authorised dealer for Beechcraft, Cessna and Leonardo aircraft and a sales representative for pre-owned Textron Aviation aircraft.

“IADA is delighted to add Neil Howard and the strong group of professionals at Absolute Aviation to our global network of accredited aircraft dealers that operates throughout the world,” said Wayne Starling, executive director, IADA. “This development further advances IADA’s global reach and effectiveness.”