William J. Quinn (Bill) has been advising aircraft owners and operators on the sale and purchase of new and pre-owned aircraft for more than 37 years. Bill has been involved in buying, selling, evaluating, and appraising more than 2500 aircraft valued at more than $14 billion dollars. His strong and extensive background in sales, marketing, aircraft operations and management, deliver more results to Charleston Aviation Partners clients than typical brokers in the industry.
Throughout his proven background of executive leadership in aircraft sales and acquisitions, Bill has worked with corporate flight departments, owners and operators of business aircraft, aviation service organizations and airframe and engine manufacturers. He has also developed strong relationships with aircraft owners and Fortune 500 operators as well as the financial, insurance, and legal communities. Bill’s insight into the financial and business aspects of owning and operating business aircraft combined with his philosophy of exceeding his client’s goals and objectives are the foundation of Charleston Aviation Partners’ success.
Bill is rated as an Airline Transport Pilot with over 6,000 hours of flight time and is type rated in both business jets and helicopters. His aviation career began in the United States Navy and his operating experience ranges from turboprops to heavy jets and helicopters. Bill’s operational background combined with his sales and marketing experience, provides him with a distinct understanding of business aviation.
Bill Quinn is an Accredited Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers and holds an Airline Transport Pilot license with type ratings in both jets and helicopters. He has owned and operated two FAR Part 135 Air Carrier Certificates and was the principal manager and Chief Operating Officer for an FAR Part 125 Air Carrier Certificate. Bill has founded several successful aviation companies including Aviation Management Services (AMS) where he serves as Chairman of the Board.
Lewis “Chan” Conrad
Chan brings an extensive background in aircraft operations and management to the CAP team. His 35 years of experience have been instrumental in guiding the company’s technical and operational consulting activities.
During his aviation career, he has directed the maintenance departments of several corporate flight operations, aircraft charter operations and two airline operations. He has an extensive background in scheduling and maintenance and has managed the construction of several commercial aircraft hangar facilities. He also has a proven record of accomplishment and background in FAR Part 91, 121 and 135 operations. He has worked closely with senior management on various litigation related projects and supports the operations aspects of our business by conducting aircraft and records audits for aircraft evaluation and valuation projects. He is rated as an Airline Transport Pilot. His aircraft type ratings are HFB320, CE500 AND CE560XL; he has logged more than 11, 500 hours and is current and qualified in the Cessna Citation 500 series. He is also a licensed Airframe and Power-plant Technician with inspection authorization.
His aviation career began in 1964 with the United States Air Force. In 1969, he earned his Airframe and Power plant license from the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma.