Brendon brings a multi-disciplinary, customer-focused approach to aircraft transactions. With industry experience dating back to the late 1970’s, He is an expert in navigating the complicated process of analyzing customer needs, assessing available aircraft in the market and negotiating the best possible purchase/sales agreements for our clientele. He has vast experience in avionics, engines, aircraft maintenance, operations and contracts
He honed his knowledge of contracts and transactions as Vice President of Sales with NetJets, Vice President-Aircraft Acquisitions and Sales for TAG Aviation and as Sales Director/equity shareholder for fractional ownership company Flight Options (now Flexjet), where he was directly responsible for more than 400 customer transactions. His technical background includes sales and marketing positions at Honeywell Avionics (formerly AlliedSignal Aerospace), General Electric/Garrett Aviation and Flight Visions. His extensive industry contacts are instrumental to our comprehensive aircraft technical analysis, which ensures our customers have a complete and accurate understanding of their aircrafts’ maintenance history, logbooks and inspection status.
Ironically, his first customer at Honeywell in 1984 was Sikorsky Aircraft; and in 2004, he became the contract sales representative for Sikorsky; a role he remains active in today. His focus is sales of corporate and VIP aircraft; specifically the S-76 and S-92 line of helicopters
An 8,000-plus hour Commercial/Instrument pilot, Docherty has been flying since 1976. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Administration from the University of North Dakota’s esteemed John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. Docherty was also a former nationally ranked freestyle snow skier, is an active member of the Chicago Yacht Club, and has been extensively involved in sailboat racing since the 1970’s. Most proudly he is the Father of two sons.
Bob McCabe brings 20 years of buying and selling aircraft, aircraft engines and aircraft material as well as global consignment and support programs. His biggest strengths are opening new global customer accounts, promoting brand/product awareness, negotiating and building relationships with customers and suppliers. Utilizing his vast marketing skillset, Bob will direct the sales and marketing efforts of N1 Aviation in the business jet and helicopter markets.
In April of 2004, after working for several of the largest aviation companies in the world, Bob took a leap into the entrepreneurial world by starting his own company out of the basement of his home. In February of 2010, he and his partner acquired a 25-year-old established complimentary aerospace business. The company grew to have multiple sales and distribution facilities in Seattle, Chicago, Ireland, and England. In 2016, he sold his company to private investors.
Before joining N1 Aviation, Bob was the Chief Business Development Officer at Vertiport Chicago. Chicago Vertiport is a 10.5 acre, privately-owned Chicago Heliport, FBO and is now North America’s largest helicopter landing facility.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Relations and Economics. He is happily married with four children.
Through his alliance with N1 Aviation, Charlie Beaton brings a keen eye for detail and more than four decades of experience to bear in producing the most detailed, accurate and up-to-date technical profiles of our aircraft. The most unique aspect of our approach lies in our approach to aircraft assessment, the key to ensuring squawk-free deliveries with no surprises.
As an FAA-certified Airframe and Powerplant Technician with an extensive history of hands-on management experience, Beaton is exceptionally well positioned to shine a bright light into all corners of an aircraft’s maintenance history. He begins his analysis with an extensive logbook review and an examination of each maintenance and inspection event for each aircraft, including damage history, corrosion, time- and life- limited components, avionics software upgrades and scheduled inspections. Beaton personally oversees all of our pre-purchase inspections and is responsible for producing the detailed technical work scope that is the hallmark of our contracts.
Beaton is a U.S. Navy veteran who has held technical positions with Executive Jet Management, KC Aviation, Executive Air Fleet, Texaco and other operators. Before joining N1 Aviation, Beaton was Vice President of Technical Services for Jet Support Services, Inc., a Chicago-based provider of hourly-cost engine maintenance coverage.
Bill Hathaway brings a creative approach to our data-base driven marketing efforts. Aircraft Sales is an increasingly web-centric business, and Hathaway is responsible for maintaining our website. His team produces detailed on-line profiles of our aircraft listings and interfaces with various aircraft resale sites and publications to ensure maximum exposure for our clientele. Hathaway also maintains our extensive customer database, which enables us to quickly and accurately match buyers and sellers.
Hathaway has more than 20 years of IT experience, including database development and management, technical support and consulting, inventory control, sales management, systems implementation and website architecture design.