With decades of dual experience and expertise in both business management and aviation, Eddie Kirkland of Kirkland Aero Group provides business aviation consulting to both individual operators and corporate flight departments. To meet the various needs of each client, he routinely partners with other hand-selected business aviation consultants who have complementary expertise.


Business Aviation Consulting for Existing Aircraft Owners

Kirkland Aero Group offers a broad range of cost-effective services for individual operators or existing flight departments. Choose only the services you need and only for the length of time you need them.

We can supplement any or all of the following areas:


  • Comply with regulatory requirements for aircraft entering service
  • Monitor aircraft regulatory compliance
  • Provide monthly reporting for maintenance and engine reserve programs
  • Monitor and maintain aircraft computerized and paper maintenance logs
  • Source and coordinate maintenance services
  • Source and evaluate proposals for aircraft upgrades
  • Provide short and long-term operating budgets
  • Provide aircraft operating agreements and partnership agreements
  • Review information with aviation tax and legal advisors as needed
  • Recruit qualified personnel for long-term employment or short-term assignments
  • Section 280F, Qualified Business Use Reporting
  • Aircraft Management
  • 35+ Years Business Experience
  • 30+ Years Aviation Knowledge
  • Accredited IS-BAO Auditors
  • Certified Aviation Manager

Why Choose Kirkland Aero Group

As an International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) auditor and among an elite group who have completed the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program, Eddie Kirkland is adept at helping individual operators and corporate flight departments operate safely and efficiently by offering objective, yet economical advice and guidance.


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    IS-BAO Auditor

    Accredited by (IBAC) International Business Aviation Council

  • Certified Aviation Manager

    Completed the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program

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    Aviation Risk Management Certificate

    Completed the Aviation Risk Management Certificate program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


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    Active Corporate Contract Pilot

    Working with operators ranging from large, multi aircraft corporate flight departments to individual operators of business aircraft; experience in Part 91, 121 and 135 operations

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    Airline Experience

    As a former captain, training department instructor (within a Part 121 and 135 training department) and line check airman

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    Business Management Experience

    Including, but not limited to, budgeting, planning, accounting, purchasing, hiring and staffing

Recent Education
  • AIRCARE INTERNATIONAL FACTS Training, Inflight Medical Emergencies BBP / CPR / AED, Emergency Evacuation Land and Water, Inflight Fire and Smoke Procedures, 2017
  • ERP, Emergency Response Planning and Communication Training, 2017
  • Flight Department Regulatory and Compliance Conference, 2017
  • Fatigue Management, Flight Safety International, 2017
  • Bombardier Safety Standown 2016
  • NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standown 2016
  • NBAA Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference 2016
  • SMS For Aviation Professionals, Flight Safety International 2016
  • SMS For Aviation Managers, Flight Safety International 2016
  • Fundamentals of IS-BAO, IBAC 2016
  • CRM 2.0, Flight Safety International 2016
  • Pro Line 21 Avionics, Advanced Procedures, Flight Safety International 2016
  • Corporate Aviation Security, Flight Safety International 2015
  • Hazardous Materials (Non Carry), Flight Safety International 2015
  • International Procedures, Flight Safety International 2015
  • CPR / In Flight Medical Emergencies, MedAire, 2015
  • In Flight Fire Emergency Training, CAE 2014
  • NBAA Aviation Tax Conference 2018