Mr. Bob Crowley founded Aero Trans International from humble roots in Wichita, Kansas in 1987. Bob had been a Cessna single-engine sales representative for over 15 years developing a deep history of friendship and satisfied customers. In the beginning, Aero Trans was assisting individuals in realizing their dream of small single-engine aircraft ownership. As the years passed, aircraft sales expanded into twin engine and turbo prop aircraft including the Cessna Caravan. From 1998 through 2009 Aero Trans International was consistently awarded National Sales Achievement awards from the Cessna Aircraft Company and in 2006 was the top sales organization in the world. In addition, Aero Trans has been involved with numerous jet aircraft transactions and has worked with a number of companies and individuals on the selection, sale and professional management of a variety of jet aircraft. Aero Trans has built long term relationships with most all of the turbine aircraft manufacturers as well as major service and support organizations throughout North America.
Today, Aero Trans International is led by Mr. Doug Strangfeld who continues the traditions and personal relationships instilled by Mr. Crowley. Doug has been in aviation all of his life, beginning his journey as an aircraft mechanic. Expanding the mechanic roll to include IA (Inspection Authorization) and DAR (Designated Airworthiness Inspector) ratings. From the pilots world, Doug has an ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) rating with jet endorsements, has personally owned aircraft and has been Chief Pilot for a large corporate flight department operating a diverse fleet of jets, twins and single-engine aircraft.