What We Do

Mente Group provides unmatched, valued counsel to large corporations, growth companies and private individuals around the world.

We work with companies who want the very best business aviation talent representing their organizations. We are a fee-based firm that focuses on our customers’ unique business and lifestyle requirements to provide superior solutions across a number of disciplines.

Strategic Consulting

As the private aviation industry’s premier strategic consulting firm, Mente Group provides the industry’s most robust Fleet Planning and Feasibility Study capability to support our clients’ needs. For global operations or first time buyers, we consider and evaluate all lift options — new or used aircraft purchase, fractional, card and charter — and blend them into the most efficient solution to support our clients’ needs.

Strategic Consulting services include:
  • Needs Analysis
  • Statistical Residual Value Modeling
  • Fleet Planning & Aircraft Studies
  • Appraisals
  • Asset Management Services
  • Aviation Department Metrics Implementation

Operational Consulting

While we don’t operate aircraft, Mente Group consultants assist our clients in improving the results of the aviation function, through asset management, hiring the appropriate operational leadership, ISBAO certification and best-practice and alignment auditing.

Operational Consulting services include:
  • Organization & Flight Department Audits
  • Permanent Personnel Placement
  • Best Practice & IS-BAO Audits
  • Pre-purchase Inspection Monitoring
  • Training & Compliance Audits
  • Factory QC Monitoring
  • Completion & Major Inspection Oversight

Technical Consulting

Understanding the technical qualities of an asset is one of the most critical aspects of buying an aircraft. Mente Group’s Technical Consultants will qualify your next purchase and exclusively represent your interests as we oversee and monitor the inspection process. Not only will our seasoned representatives mitigate technical risks with the aircraft itself, they represent the buyer’s interest of cost control and invoice integrity.

Technical Consulting services include:
  • Technical Appraisals
  • On-site Damage Aircraft Reports / Audit
  • Completion & Refurbishment Oversight
  • Full Aircraft Records Review / Audit
  • Major Inspection Oversight
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections Oversight
  • Aircraft Acceptance

Testimonial

It was not just the very professional way that Mente Group handled the disposition of our current aircraft and the acquisition of the new aircraft that sets them apart. They provided us with an extraordinarily detailed analysis that helped clarify our decision. They also provided completion insight that I don't believe anyone else in the industry has resident in their firm. Finally, they helped our treasury department mitigate a tax issue on our existing airplane with the assistance of their asset advisory team. I simply don't know of any other firm that has the breadth of knowledge that the Mente Group has.

A Vice President of Flight Operations