Meghan Knott has joined Duncan Aviation's aircraft sales and acquisitions team as a market research analyst at its full-service MRO facility in Lincoln, Nebraska. Knott will provide support to the aircraft sales and acquisitions team by focusing on collecting expedient and accurate data, analytics and insights on current aircraft markets for their clientele.
Because the pre-owned business jet market is extremely complex and competitive, and information is constantly changing, Knott will join aircraft sales and acquisitions market research team leader Rebekah Williams in monitoring the market and providing accurate and efficient information to Duncan's aircraft sales and acquisitions team and their clients, to ensure they achieve results in line with the best interests and expectations of their clientele.
Knott has spent the past six years in aviation, and she is currently enrolled in Middle Georgia State University's School of Aviation, working to receive her Bachelor's degree in aviation science management. Knott has experience with Parts 91, 135 and 145 as a maintenance administrator where she oversaw a charter fleet managing the maintenance, inspections and records of 75 aircraft in addition to her experience as a project manager over a Gulfstream fleet.
"I started off just typing up maintenance paperwork and scheduling outside maintenance work, and I fell in love with aviation and all it entails," she says. "There is so much more behind the scenes, and I thrive getting lost in it all.
"I want to be associated with an organisation that holds itself to high standards and upstanding core values. Based on my perception of, and experience with, Duncan Aviation to date I'm so excited to be joining a team and culture that does just that."
Ryan Huss, vice president of sales and marketing, adds: "She will be a key part of the team, keeping our team up-to-date on the most recent trends and pricing, as well as supporting the research for individual aircraft searches and transactions. We are fortunate to find someone of Meghan's character and experience to be a part of our team. She has fit in seamlessly while learning her new role. Pairing Knott with Williams has created one of the best research teams in the market."
Pulling from her background in logbook research, maintaining a charter fleet and handling multiple projects, from piston aircraft to Gulfstreams, she is knowledgeable and proficient in aircraft makes and models, engine programmes and equipment.
"We are in the business of information, and information is constantly in flux," Knott continues. "We are an extension of and advocate for our clients by representing the aircraft sales and acquisitions team in the marketplace through market research. We have a broad network of established industry relationships, connections to extensive technical expertise, and we invest in a myriad of resources dedicated to supporting the most informed decisions when dealing with high value assets; whether buying or selling."