Aradian Aviation Ltd was formed in 1995 by Steve Rogers, as an aircraft sales and management company located in Guernsey, Channel Islands.
The company was based on Steve’s extensive aviation experience dating back to the 60's, which included - flying for British Airways; flight instructor; freelance captain for many major corporations and charter operations in Southern England; Citation type rating examiner; through to 5 years as a sales/demonstration pilot working for the UK Raytheon agent, operating all the Beechcraft aircraft at that time and setting up flight operations in various parts of the world. This finally brought him into the world of aviation sales itself.
Whilst much of his work is out of the Guernsey office these days, he also covers the general inspection of aircraft for clients and is still known to once in a while jump into an aircraft and ferry it halfway around the world with the new owner in tow.
1998 saw a partnership formed between Aradian Aviation Ltd and Dion Robotham of Serendipity Aircraft Sales Ltd. Serendipity being an already well established and known Aircraft Brokerage company in the UK. Originally, Aradian and Serendipity had been competitors before joining forces to work together on projects, and subsequently combining their resources to trade under the banner of Aradian. Dion brought with him many years experience within aircraft sales, including a term with a small aircraft manufacturer.
2007 saw the further addition of Antony Rivolta to the partnership, again with many years experience in aircraft sales, including time spent with Bombardier and British Aerospace. He broadened the company's outlook with his range of knowledge, including the operation of charter, aircraft management and fractional ownership schemes.
On the retirement of Dion in 2018, Patricio Zunino Centeno (Pato) joined the partnership, bringing in younger blood and many years experience as an aviation sales manager at one of the largest Spanish aviation management operations, along with considerable experience of South and Central America.
Since the original three came together, the company grew to include agents in numerous parts of the world, including Spain, Germany, Central Asia, South Africa, the Middle East, India, Pakistan and the USA.
The team is backed up by the accounts and research staff, who keep us all in line.
The business is primarily the sale of Private/Business and Corporate Aircraft and Helicopters. Principally pre-owned aircraft, but the sale of delivery positions of new aircraft has taken an increasing percentage of our time since 2005.