Since 1978, Corporate Concept International's executive aircraft & business jet aviation expertise has made the difference for a wide range of clients worldwide. Here are a few comments regarding the performance and diverse skills of CCI:
From a Major US Financial Company: I would be pleased to recommend you and CCI to anyone thinking about buying or selling a BBJ Aircraft. Your level of expertise and work ethic with the sales and acquisitions of BBJ’s is in a class by itself. You have proven to our company that you are our “go to guy” that I can easily recommend to any other clients as an expert in selling and Marketing BBJ Aircraft. Your performance with the sale of our BBJ Aircraft that we just closed this week was exceptional in many ways. Because I am traveling from Indonesia to Dubai for the MEBA Airshow, it is not practical for me to write a very detailed letter I normally would be pleased to write.
I understand you may have a client in the future who would want to speak to a past client regarding your performance and capabilities. I would be pleased to give you the highest recommendation from my firsthand experience with you and CCI.
I want to mention, that other owners and those involved with BBJs worldwide, including Boeing, fully recognize your expertise and many years of strong performance with clients in the purchase and sale of all makes and models of large corporate VIP aircraft. I am pleased to provide my strongest recommendation regarding your qualifications and recent performance with the sale our BBJ Aircraft and other premium jets you have handled for our company.
Please let your prospective clients know I would welcome their call. I will also be pleased to comment on the Gulfstream 450 you sold for our company and how you achieved all our sale objectives last December. In closing, if I were to recommend to anyone who they should use for a sale or purchase of a BBJ, especially in this market, your name would be on the top of our list.
From a Leading Consumer Products Company: I am writing in support of Dennis Blackburn and Corporate Concepts International, Inc’s proven consultancy to assist any company considering CCI for the selection and acquisition of a VIP corporate aircraft, and establishing a professional corporate flight operation.
CCI has provide these same services to our companies and our principals. CCI has also served as our advisors and agents in aircraft sales and leasing services to our companies. Currently Dennis and the CCI team are our consultants and advisors for the acquisition and completion of our newest large, ultra long range G-650 corporate jet.
We have found that CCI’s extensive professional experience, diverse aviation knowledge, and proven ability to perform to the highest of our expectations to be the best we could find in the aviation industry. We know CCI has delivered the same high quality of services to other international clients located here in Brazil and other international locations. In my opinion, as the leading international corporate aviation consultants and advisors for high end VIP jets, CCI has earned a reputation for the highest professional integrity and honesty. Their consultancy expertise, advise, and professional ethics have never been in questions. Corporate aviation industry leaders worldwide know of Mr. Blackburn’s capabilities and long established record for professional performance and honesty, which has been an advantage to us as he and CCI have served our aviation needs.
CCI has the experience and capabilities a new international corporate flight operation will need to address and manage the comprehensive and many times complex assignments required to properly acquire a corporate aircraft and start a professional flight operation.
From a Major Corporate and Airline Aircraft Manufacturer: I have had the pleasure of knowing Dennis and his company for the past three years. In that time he has proved to be one of the most knowledgeable individuals I have ever met, specializing in matters relating to aircraft. His experience and consultancy expertise in aircraft acquisitions, contract negotiation, purchasing terms and conditions, technical appraisals, evaluations and deliveries through to aircraft management, maintenance and operations are of the highest order.
In my dealings with Dennis I have found him to be honest and forthright, curious and knowing,
informative and experienced but above all and at all times, full of integrity. This last point, in this day age, are such valued attributes and one that I admire most in Dennis and his company.
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him to anyone for matters concerning aviation and would be happy to answer any questions one might have.
An Open Letter From A Major Corporate CEO: I have used Dennis and his Company on several occasions in the past. I have always found him to be efficient, honest, and of the highest moral character. He represents the client’s interest in a professional manner at all times. His authoritative responsibility in handling clients funds is beyond reproach.
A recent transaction in which Dennis guided me may give you better insight in the moral character and professionalism of Dennis. I am the owner of a large corporate jet. I was unhappy with the down time that I was experiencing with the early serial number aircraft. I asked Dennis and his team to assist me and make a deal with Gulfstream to purchase a new Gulfstream on my behalf. Dennis reviewed the purchase agreement, and assigned a member of his staff to represent me in the monitoring of the build and completion of the green aircraft at Gulfstream Dallas. The transaction we completed was far superior to what I could have achieved myself, and CCI more than earned their fee. From that point forward, I had no issues with the aircraft or Gulfstream, and in fact did not again visit the completion center. Everything was total handled by CCI. The CCI team handled all aspects of the completion to my high standards, kept me informed from the day it was started to be built to final delivery at Gulfstream Dallas, including all final
inspections and acceptance.
I have continued the relationship with Dennis and his staff at CCI. Dennis provided my Company with invaluable guidance in establishing the policies and procedures under which we would operate our Gulfstream. Prior to this, our operations were quite frankly in a shambles. We have since passes several audits with nothing but praise for our operations.
Dennis and his organization has handled my acquisitions and sales. CCI handled the complete transactions with competency and professionalism. Dennis handled the sales negotiations with the buyer when I am selling, and the interface with manufacturers when I am buying a new aircraft. He handled the closing, and arranged for the appropriate tax friendly delivery point. CCI’s services are totally individualized and comprehensive. Dennis handled the escrow account for the sale of my recent aircraft, and had the full purchase price in escrow prior to having the plane delivered to the delivery location. New aircraft purchases and sales can be complex and complicated, especially in this market. CCI does this work every day. Their skill and experience is the best I have experienced. I strongly, without any reservation, recommend CCI and Dennis Blackburn to anyone buying their first large jet or their fifth, like me.
Major U.S. Banking Corporation: "On behalf of my Chairman, my aviation staff, and especially myself, I'd like to offer my sincere thanks and appreciation for the exceptional support that you gave us in modernizing our fleet. Since we have worked together in the past on several other projects to either acquire or divest equipment, I was well aware of the performance and dedication that I could expect from you. However, my senior corporate staff was not. They were soon to learn that your initial briefing on the scope of services offered, employed standards and guidelines, reporting and update procedures, and a tentative completion date were your watchword and not merely an advertising ploy."
"They were particularly impressed with the manner with which you worked with both senior management and aviation staff in defining operational requirements, maintenance capabilities, manning, fiscal limitations, and future goals and commitments. Then, measuring these categories against all available potential aircraft that could meet our desires in a prioritized fashion. These actions were highly instrumental in reducing manpower for research and fact finding, provided senior management with a broader scope of assets to fill operational needs, provided an anticipated financial road map for both primary and ancillary (special training, equipment, manning, etc.) expenditures, and gave them the assurance that you were working for them and the company."
"My financial and legal representatives were also impressed with the in-depth knowledge and expertise you offered in buy-lease options, contract requirements and terms, negotiations/pitfalls, and risk management concerns. You spoke in their language and addressed their concerns and streamlined all efforts for the benefit of our corporation. When we decided on the proper equipment, you again impressed everyone with your involvement in the pre-purchase supervision and resolving vendor delivery and modification issues."
Multi-National Consumer Products and Internet Company: "On behalf of myself and our entire management team, I want to thank you and your knowledgable staff for the highly professional acquisition project you completed for our first long range Boeing Jet. This entire project was new to us and the guidance and expertise CCI provided saved us very significant money and provided the risk management we needed in this complex transaction. In your initial proposal you mention that "CCI's experience will make a difference", and that difference was substanial. If anyone ever asked about what difference CCI can make in buying and setting up a turn key jet operation, just have them call me. Thanks also for helping us with the fuel discount program and arranging for the worldwide tip to tail support program. I assure you, before we consider another aircraft, you and CCI will be the first call I make."
International Construction Company: "Prior to our association I had been warned about exclusive sales contracts and of the broken promises and unfulfilled expectations usually associated with such an agreement. I am thrilled to say that you and your associates at Corporate Concepts have proven these warnings totally erroneous."
"From our first conversations in mid-November, right through to final closure in early February, you devoted extraordinary efforts to ensure that our expectations were met. There compressed window for marketing began to tax even your patience and skills. However, you re-analyzed and evaluated the market and potential buyers, and addressed the new direction with proven or innovative approaches in minimum time with exceptional results and top dollar for our aircraft. Finally, your expertise and in-depth knowledge in the legal and financial aspects associated with aircraft sales were invaluable in assisting our legal department in finalizing a superb contract.
Leading Investment and Asset Management Company: "CCI has made/saved me millions of dollars because of our relationship. Beyond their unparalleled competence and service they are the definition of honesty, integrity, and character. I would never consider making any decision regarding aircraft without asking CCI and Dennis Blackburn what course to follow. I am engaged in several different types of business and have been fortunate to deal with many great people, but CCI and Dennis are the cream of the crop. It has been a privilege to place my trust in him and his people."
Global Financial Services Company: "Just a brief note to thank you for your assistance this past year in helping with successfully completing a number of aircraft transactions. You and your staff's knowledge in evaluating all aspects of an aircraft's condition, current and future value, and remarketability has been vital insofar as our risk analysis on any particular aircraft transaction is concerned. Particular thanks for the excellent job evaluating the 1990 Boeing aircraft that you professionally completed on very short notice."
Major International Bank: "Monetary compensation alone is inadequate appreciation for the assistance provided in the marketing, preparation, delivery and the successful final sale of the special purpose DC-9. We acknowledge that this very important and extremely complex matter simply could not have been so favorably concluded without the professional and technical worldwide contacts and abilities provided by you and the members of your excellent corporate staff."
"During the course of completing this assignment, you and your team consistently demonstrated
persistence for accomplishing our objectives, understanding of the issues by providing valuable advice on the financial and legal aspects to overcome the complexities of the transaction, the highest integrity on our behalf during the process of negotiations at numerous levels, and the physically exhaustive hands-on technical monitoring and control of the equipment."
Leading Latin American Corporation: "I want to express my appreciation for the very positive results you and your team of professionals provided on the sale of our aircrafts, making a special remark on the highly professional and responsive manner in which all our sales were handled, and continually working with us to be successful in our transactions."
"It was a great experience to see how the contracting, negotiation, and legal matters were coordinated and handled, and especially the premium price we were able to get for the aircraft."
"One particular aspect of our relationship that I want to mention is how your focus and allegiance was solely on our aircrafts and never on competitors or other market opportunities. All of our staff, officers, and legal counsel commend you and your people for a job extremely well done."
International Energy Corporation: "I am writing to thank you and your staff for the successful conclusion on the sale of our aircraft. Your handling of all dealings were professional and highly credible. I was particularly appreciative of your involvement in the areas of care and custody of the aircraft and the flight crewing for test and demonstration flights which allowed for negotiation efficiencies and cost savings. As major corporations continue to downsize and become more reliant on outside support, it is good to know that organizations like CCI are available to fill the gap in a number of aviation related services in a quality way."
Prominent Accounting and Consultancy Company: "I want to express my appreciation for the very positive results you and your team of professionals provided on the sale and delivery of our Gulfstream IV. The marketplace and conditions in which we found ourselves was less than ideal. Your worldwide contacts, focus on details, and technical ability certainly achieved our highest expectations."
"CCI's comprehensive marketing efforts, counsel to us on points of negotiation, and advice throughout the contracting, inspection, and closing proved extremely valuable. Thanks for the diligence and concentration on the complex details of this extensive transaction. Your creativity, integrity, and ability to deliver results certainly set you in a class by yourself."
Leading US Bank and Finance Company: "I would be pleased to recommend you and CCI to anyone thinking about buying or selling a BBJ Aircraft. Your level of expertise and work ethic with the sales and acquisitions of BBJ’s is in a class by itself. You have proven to CIT that you are our “go to guy” that I can easily recommend to any other clients as an expert in selling and Marketing BBJ Aircraft. Your performance with the sale of the CIT BBJ Aircraft that we just closed this week was exceptional in many ways. Because I am traveling from Indonesia to Dubai for the MEBA Airshow, it is not practical for me to write a very detailed recommendation letter I normally would be pleased to write. I would be pleased to give you the highest recommendation from my firsthand experience with you and CCI.
In closing, I want to mention, that other owners and those involved with BBJs worldwide, including Boeing, fully recognize your expertise and many years of strong performance with clients in the purchase and sale of all makes and models of large corporate VIP aircraft. I am pleased to provide my strongest recommendation regarding your qualifications and recent performance with the sale of our BBJ Aircraft. I will also be pleased to comment on the Gulfstream 450 you sold for our banking Group and how you achieved all our sale objectives last December. In closing, if I were to recommend to anyone who they should use for a sale or purchase of a BBJ, especially in this market, your name would be on the top of our
Corporate Concepts International, Inc.
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