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The Trusted TrueAero Model
You can take pride in knowing that you’ve chosen a company that has earned the respect of the aviation industry. Whether you’re in the market to acquire, sell or lease commercial aircraft and engines, seeking asset management services, or looking for a reliable source of aftermarket materials you can count on TrueAero to produce the results you’ve come to count on.
By the Numbers
113k
Warehouse Space (sq.ft.)
175
Asset Teardowns
105k
Parts Sold
70
Team Members
75
Countries
868
Customers
A Brief History
Mar 2021
TrueAero Completes 175th Teardown
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Mar 2021
TrueAero Completes 175th Teardown
Apr 2021
TrueAero Asset Management Partners with Air Lease Corporation
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Apr 2021
TrueAero Asset Management Partners with Air Lease Corporation
SEBASTIAN, Florida – TrueAero Asset Management (TAAM) is proud to announce the commencement of a leasing and part-out consignment relationship with Air Lease Corporation (ALC).

The inaugural aircraft is a CFM56-5B powered A320-200 owned by Air Lease's Thunderbolt managed aircraft platform. One engine will join TAAM’s diverse and sizeable fleet of managed lease assets, while the other engine will be dismantled alongside the airframe. TrueAero’s materials division will manage the teardown and consignment of ALC’s material.

“We are excited to begin what I know will be a productive relationship for both Air Lease Corporation and TrueAero. Our complimentary positions in the market present clear opportunities for value-added collaboration,” says Stratton Borchers, TrueAero President.

“We have been working together with TrueAero for a number of years on a variety of projects and were pleased to expand the scope of our business with them this year to include aircraft consignments and part outs. We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with the team at TrueAero,” says David Beker, Air Lease Corporations’ Senior Vice President & Head of Sales & Trading.

TrueAero is a global aviation investment platform offering investors, lessors, and operators a suite of solutions across capital deployment, asset management, technical services, and material consignment. Our corporate headquarters is located in Sebastian, Florida, with sales, marketing, and finance hubs across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

ALC is a leading aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the world. ALC and its team of dedicated and experienced professionals are principally engaged in purchasing commercial aircraft and leasing them to its airline customers worldwide through customized aircraft leasing and financing solutions.
Dec 2020
TrueAero Reaches 100,000 Parts Sold
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Dec 2020
TrueAero Reaches 100,000 Parts Sold
Nov 2020
TrueAero Launches Trial of Online Customer Portal
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Nov 2020
TrueAero Launches Trial of Online Customer Portal
ARLINGTON, Texas - TrueAero has selected Ascent Aviation Services, an MRO based in Marana, Arizona, to be the first of our used serviceable materials customers with access to a new online customer portal.

TrueAero's customer portal will provide materials buyers with live access to TrueAero's inventory, the ability to place orders without submitting RFQs, and status updates on the fulfillment of orders.
Sep 2020
TrueAero Ships to 800th Unique Customer
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Sep 2020
TrueAero Ships to 800th Unique Customer
Jul 2020
TrueAero Signs 13-Aircraft Sale/ Leaseback Deal with jetBlue
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Jul 2020
TrueAero Signs 13-Aircraft Sale/ Leaseback Deal with jetBlue
SEBASTIAN, Florida - TrueAero Asset Management (TAAM) is excited to announce the successful closing of a 13-aircraft sales/ leaseback deal with jetBlue.

The aircraft will continue to be operated by jetBlue on lease until 2024-2026.
Apr 2020
Mike Vander Hee Joins TrueAero as Vice President of Business Development
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Apr 2020
Mike Vander Hee Joins TrueAero as Vice President of Business Development
Mr. Vander Hee has 29 years of aviation experience in Quality, Operations, Disassembly, Repairs, Sales, and Engine Management. He previously held positions at Hubair, GA Telesis, and AerSale. In his current role as Vice President, he leads the Sales and Business Development functions for TrueAero’s Used Serviceable Materials division.
Mar 2020
Lucas Andersson Joins TrueAero Asset Management as Vice President of Marketing - EMEA
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Mar 2020
Lucas Andersson Joins TrueAero Asset Management as Vice President of Marketing - EMEA
Mr. Andersson has over 15 years of experience in aircraft leasing and trading. In 2003 he joined Volito Aviation and played an important role in the new joint venture with Goldman Sachs and in growing the fleet from 6 to 70+ ac worldwide. Before joining TrueAero Mr. Andersson consulted on various projects with investors and airlines across the globe.

Mr. Andersson holds a Master In Law from Lund University and lives in Malmö Sweden with his wife and two children.
Sep 2019
TrueAero Signs Preferred Supplier Agreement with Lockheed Martin
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Sep 2019
TrueAero Signs Preferred Supplier Agreement with Lockheed Martin
ARLINGTON, Texas - TrueAero has signed a non-exclusive preferred supplier contract with Lockheed Martin for the supply of used serviceable materials. The agreement includes fixed pricing and guaranteed stock of 119 part numbers over the next 3 years.
Aug 2019
TrueAero Ships to 700th Unique Customer
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Aug 2019
TrueAero Ships to 700th Unique Customer
Aug 2019
TrueAero Completes 150th teardown
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Aug 2019
TrueAero Completes 150th teardown
Mar 2019
TrueAero Reaches $200M in Revenue
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Mar 2019
TrueAero Reaches $200M in Revenue
Jan 2019
Marion Siuta Joins TrueAero as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions
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Jan 2019
Marion Siuta Joins TrueAero as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions
TrueAero, LLC (TrueAero) welcomed Marion Siuta to the company’s leadership team today as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions. Mr. Siuta’s purview includes sourcing mid- to end-of-life aircraft and engines for part-out and lease while helping to grow TrueAero’s line of technical service offerings.

A United States Air Force Veteran, Mr. Siuta brings over 30 years of technical and commercial experience to TrueAero, having held leadership positions at AAR (NYSE: AIR), Aircastle (NYSE: AYR), International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), and AerCap (NYSE: AER).

Mr. Siuta’s expertise in both technical operations and marketing of lessor fleets makes him uniquely suited to guide TrueAero’s global fleet acquisition strategy.

“While working at AerCap, Marion was always willing and able to bring multi-functional groups together to find creative solutions to both technical and commercial challenges. When it came to communication about a deal in progress, he had an open door policy,” says Jim Legg, TrueAero’s Vice President of Sales and Product Line.

Mr. Siuta will report to TrueAero’s President, Stratton Borchers. Mr. Borchers pointed to TrueAero’s personable, solution-oriented culture as why Mr. Siuta was brought on board.

“We are ecstatic to welcome Marion to our team, as our prior experience working with him demonstrated his wealth of knowledge and gregarious nature. He personifies TrueAero’s core values.”

TrueAero is an integrated aviation platform with a focus on narrow and wide-body commercial aircraft offering assets for lease, used serviceable materials, and an array of technical services such as fleet transition management, deal origination, and asset management.
Oct 2018
TrueAero Breaks Company Sales Record for Second Straight Month
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Oct 2018
TrueAero Breaks Company Sales Record for Second Straight Month
Sep 2018
TrueAero Breaks Company Record for Sales in a Month
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Sep 2018
TrueAero Breaks Company Record for Sales in a Month
Aug 2018
TrueAero Ships to 600th Unique Customer
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Aug 2018
TrueAero Ships to 600th Unique Customer
May 2018
TrueAero Hires 50th employee
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May 2018
TrueAero Hires 50th employee
Mar 2018
TrueAero Reaches 50,000 Parts Sold
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Mar 2018
TrueAero Reaches 50,000 Parts Sold
Nov 2017
TrueAero Hires 35th Employee
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Nov 2017
TrueAero Hires 35th Employee
Oct 2017
SK Aero Partners Becomes TrueAero Asset Management
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Oct 2017
SK Aero Partners Becomes TrueAero Asset Management
Due to its expanding lease portfolio and mid to end-of-life strategy services, TrueAero, LLC announces it has merged its asset management division with SK Aero Partners to create TrueAero Asset Management.

TrueAero Asset Management offers a range of alternative and traditional management strategies including leased portfolio management to institutional and private investors around the globe. TrueAero Asset Management and TrueAero Asset Management Ireland both provide investors, airlines, and MRO’s with a wide scope of product offerings that encompass experienced acquisition strategies, maintenance reserve projections, lease return management, residual value estimates, aircraft remarketing, engine shop visit management, aircraft check management and end-of-life liquidation.

“With the unification of SK Aero Partners and TrueAero Asset Management, TrueAero has positioned our company as a leading multi-faceted provider in the aviation industry. We are committed to providing our customers with professional, effective service,” Karl Drusch, CEO, TrueAero, LLC.

TrueAero, LLC is a diversified, aviation services company providing asset management, leasing and trading, and aftermarket commercial engine and airframe material through innovative mid- to end-of-life solutions in support of airlines, engine MRO’s and financial institutions worldwide. As TrueAero continues to expand its service offerings and add experienced aviation professionals with broad technical and sales expertise it places our company in a strong position to support our expanding global customer base.
Oct 2017
TrueAero Ships to 500th Unique Customer
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Oct 2017
TrueAero Ships to 500th Unique Customer
Aug 2017
TrueAero Completes 100th Teardown
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Aug 2017
TrueAero Completes 100th Teardown
Jun 2017
TrueAero Opens Office in Dublin
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Jun 2017
TrueAero Opens Office in Dublin
Jun 2017
TrueAero Reaches $700m in Capital Deployed
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Jun 2017
TrueAero Reaches $700m in Capital Deployed
May 2017
TrueAero Opens Office in Texas
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May 2017
TrueAero Opens Office in Texas
Dec 2016
TrueAero Reaches 25,000 Parts Sold
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Dec 2016
TrueAero Reaches 25,000 Parts Sold
Dec 2016
TrueAero Ships to 400th Unique Customer
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Dec 2016
TrueAero Ships to 400th Unique Customer
Nov 2016
TrueAero Completes 50th Teardown
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Nov 2016
TrueAero Completes 50th Teardown
Jun 2016
Airline Economics recognizes Stratton Borchers in annual "40 under 40"
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Jun 2016
Airline Economics recognizes Stratton Borchers in annual "40 under 40"
At TrueAero since 2015, Stratton Borchers is responsible for aspects of investment valuation, company vision, and strategic relationship management. Borchers was nominated in recognition of his motivation, positive attitude, and high emotional intelligence, which have helped TrueAero set a trajectory for growth and excellence.
Jun 2016
TrueAero Opens Office in Singapore
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Jun 2016
TrueAero Opens Office in Singapore
May 2016
TrueAero Exceeds $100m in Revenue
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May 2016
TrueAero Exceeds $100m in Revenue
Jan 2016
Stratton Borchers Joins TrueAero as President
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Jan 2016
Stratton Borchers Joins TrueAero as President
TrueAero appointed Stratton Borchers as the new president. Mr. Stratton’s vast experience and industry knowledge of finance will guide TrueAero’s global expansion as the company extends its sales into new aviation product lines tailored to serve airline operators and MRO’s worldwide.
Jan 2016
TrueAero Ships to 300th Unique Customer
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Jan 2016
TrueAero Ships to 300th Unique Customer
Oct 2015
TrueAero Acquires Portfolio of 18 Leased Aircraft
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Oct 2015
TrueAero Acquires Portfolio of 18 Leased Aircraft
May 2015
TrueAero Acquires 5x A340 Aircraft and Engines
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May 2015
TrueAero Acquires 5x A340 Aircraft and Engines
Mar 2015
TrueAero Reaches 5,000 Parts Sold
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Mar 2015
TrueAero Reaches 5,000 Parts Sold
Apr 2015
TrueAero Ships to 200th Unique Customer
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Apr 2015
TrueAero Ships to 200th Unique Customer
Dec 2014
TrueAero Completes 23rd Teardown
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Dec 2014
TrueAero Completes 23rd Teardown
Sep 2014
TrueAero Ships to 100th Unique Customer
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Sep 2014
TrueAero Ships to 100th Unique Customer
Jul 2014
TrueAero Reaches 1,000 Parts Sold
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Jul 2014
TrueAero Reaches 1,000 Parts Sold
Dec 2013
TrueAero Acquires of 3x A320 Aircraft and Engines
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Dec 2013
TrueAero Acquires of 3x A320 Aircraft and Engines
Nov 2013
TrueAero Opens First Facility in Florida
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Nov 2013
TrueAero Opens First Facility in Florida