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Dallas Jet International Partners with ABCI to Promote Jet Consultancy

Experienced and thorough consultants for sales and acquisitions of aircraft.

January 6, 2010 – Aviation Business Consultants International (ABCI) today announced that they have been engaged as a marketing partner for Dallas Jet International (DJI.)

“Although there are many brokers in the aviation market, we’ve not found consultants who are more qualified. Dallas Jet International has unmatched relationships, accreditations and ratings in more aircraft, with more years of experience.“ said Paula Williams of ABCI.  “We are very choosy about our clients.  Everything that has been said about DJI has been positive, which is not the case with all acquisition and sales consultants. There are not many that exercise the kind of thoroughness and care that Brad Harris and Shawn Dinning put into every transaction. They insist on being personally present for inspections and showings, and they have a 100-point checklist for every transaction! I look forward to learning from them.” said Williams.

“We recognized the need to communicate with our customers in new ways. Most Global Fortune 100 companies are using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. More than half of NBAA members are using Facebook regularly.  Because we’ve always been an innovator in marketing aircraft, we are very interested in the powerful new tools that ABCI brings to the service we offer our clients.” said Brad Harris of DJI.  “We were initially looking to hire an internal resource to manage this type of marketing, but ABCI offered a unique set of skills, together with aviation experience and contacts that we could not find after seven months of interviewing.”

Dallas Jet International has launched a blog, Aircraft Sales Insights. ( as well as consumer assistance channels on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Articles are written by founder and CEO Brad Harris and Director of Sales and Acquisitions Shawn Dinning and will include topics of interest to aircraft owners, such as:

  • How to choose the right aircraft
  • How to find the best aircraft from on market and off-market options
  • Key points of the negotiation process
  • Demystifying Contracts, Letters of Intent and the Purchase Agreement
  • Points to consider – tax consequences of aircraft purchase decisions
  • What to look for in pre-buy inspections
  • Records to check (A.D.s, maintenance schedule, etc.)
  • Choosing the best Escrow Service
  • What you should know about bills of sale
  • What’s expected during Acceptance & Delivery
  • In what state (or country) should you register your aircraft?
Dallas Jet International’s blog offers straight answers on the often-obscure topic of aircraft sales and acquisition.

Dallas Jet International’s blog offers straight answers on the often-obscure topic of aircraft sales and acquisition.


Aviation Business Consultants International (ABCI) specializes in marketing for the aviation industry, including business and general aviation.  Paula Williams is a contributor to the Forbes business aviation blog Wheels Up and the author of Flight Plan to Sales Success – New Media Marketing in the Aviation Industry.

About Dallas Jet International Inc. (DJI)

Dallas Jet International focuses on buying and selling business aircraft in the international marketplace.  DJI holds a membership in the stringent National Aircraft Resale Association. Clients include GE Capital, U.S. Bank, Starwood Group and Moody National Companies. DJI’s principals have more than 100 years of experience in corporate aviation.

All other company and product names and logos are trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Please direct all press inquiries to:

Paula Williams



2248 Meridian Blvd Suite H

Minden NV 89423


Full-resolution images and interviews are available with the following:

Brad Harris, Founder and CEO

Mr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Aviation and Airway Science and a Masters Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and Human Resources from Louisiana Tech University. Mr. Harris entered the aviation industry in 1989 as a corporate pilot for a Fortune 500 corporation. In 1993, he started a successful aircraft leasing and renting company which expanded to a successful aircraft management company in 1995. In 1993, Mr. Harris began his aircraft sales career and, in a very rapid fashion, became one of the most highly respected aircraft brokers in the World. In 1998, Mr. Harris started an aircraft sales, consulting, and brokerage company known today as Dallas Jet International. Mr. Harris holds a current Airline Transport Pilot  (ATP) certificate  and is type-rated in ten (10) different jet aircraft including the Gulfstream 550, 450, 350, GV, GIV, GIII, GII, Hawker 125, Falcon 10, Citation 550/500, Beechjet 400, 400A, Lockheed Jetstar II, Diamond Jet and King Air 300/350.

Included on his client list are several clients for whom Mr. Harris and his firm have set up flight departments, consisting of aircraft crewing, aircraft management, aircraft maintenance and aircraft operating budgets. He and the firm are currently managing a Gulfstream V, a Gulfstream IV, a Falcon 50, a Citation II, a Citation ISP, a Citation Mustang, a Hawker 400XP, and two King Air 350’s. Mr. Harris has also acquired significant entrepreneurial experience in real estate and commercial insurance. This business experience, combined with his unparalleled experience in all facets of corporate aviation, has been the foundation of success for Dallas Jet International and its clients.

Shawn Dinning, Director of Sales & Acquisitions

Mr. Dinning acquired his formal education at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the areas of Operations Research and Management Science and also holds a degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mr. Dinning brings 12 years of aviation experience from a variety of aviation disciplines, including FAR 91, FAR 121, FAR 135, defense, and shared ownership sectors. A former full-time professional pilot, Mr. Dinning holds a current Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate, and is type-rated in the Challenger 600 and Citation 510 Mustang.  He has logged over 5000 flight hours, with 3000 of those hours in corporate turbine aircraft.

Mr. Dinning is a leader in the professional marketing and procurement of corporate turbine aircraft all around the globe. He also specializes in aircraft mission analysis as well as cash flow and operating cost analysis for private aircraft owners.

Dallas Jet International Inc. can be found online at:



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