Stubbs Aviation Advisors launches as joint venture for owners and operators

Stubbs Aviation Advisors

Backed by four decades of industry experience Nel Stubbs has launched Stubbs Aviation Advisors, a new consulting and advisory business to assist aircraft owners and flight departments.

The joint venture which is a part of the George J. Priester Aviation family will operate independently from sister companies Priester Aviation, Mayo Aviation and Hill Private Aviation.

“Aircraft owners and operators have to navigate a maze of federal, state and local tax regulations, with states changing their laws now more than ever,” said Stubbs, who served as vice president of Conklin & de Decker, a JSSI company. “We are continuing to serve this crucial need within the industry so that owners or prospective owners have someone in their corner to help execute effective and compliant tax plans.”

Stubbs is a renowned expert in aviation tax planning and audits, cost and financial analysis, budgeting and aircraft ownership and operating structures. Last year, she received the John P. ‘Jack’ Doswell Award from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in recognition of her achievements.

First working with the NBAA in 1987, she joined aviation research and consulting firm Conklin & de Decker in 1999, becoming an owner a year later, and remaining with the company through its acquisition by JSSI in 2018. Stubbs currently serves on NBAA’s Tax Committee, NATA’s Air Charter Committee and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University College of Business, Intelligence & Security Advisory Board. Stubbs also played a key role in developing the NBAA’s tax programme and State Tax Report and helped form the NBAA Tax Committee.

In addition to federal, state and local tax advice, Stubbs Aviation Advisors offers aviation operating structure advice to satisfy FAA, Department of Transportation and IRS regulatory obligations. It consults on short- and long-term aircraft and flight department operating costs and provides aircraft appraisals.