Investment Aircraft is South Africa’s oldest independent aircraft sales company. We attribute this fact to our foundational belief in consistently providing our clients with value and a professional service.

Our industry is niche and repeat visits from our clients are of great importance to us, however it is in developing long lasting friendships that makes what we do really enjoyable.

We currently provide the following services:

  • Aircraft Sales, including:
    • Aircraft brokerage
    • Dealership w/ Trade-ins considered
  • Online Aircraft Marketing
  • Hangarage
  • Aviation Consultation services, including:
    • Mission and value assessment.
    • Maintenance oversight/management.
  • We manage the world’s largest gold mine’s African aviation division.
Next time you’re at Rand Airport, please feel free to come by hangar 11 for a friendly cup of coffee. We look forward to meeting you.


Investment Aircraft sees trustworthy and accountable relationship with our clients as foundational to our businesses success.

We view the return of our clients as an encouraging proof of up holding this core value, to which we remain committed.


Quinton Warne

Quinton Warne, the founder of Investment aircraft opened our doors in 2001.

He has been involved in Aircraft sales since 1993 and to date has been directly involved in over 1500 aircraft sales transactions. He is qualified in Marketing and Sales management and is a highly qualified pilot with over 3000 hours logged on both fixed wing and rotor wing.

Quinton has a relaxed approach and is always willing to spend a little extra time to discuss a client’s needs. With his substantial experience and knowledge of the industry he has given many of our client’s advice with regards to finding a solution or best course of action.

David Lewis

Director at Investment Aircraft
David began his aviation career in 2007. He is a certified aircraft assessor/appraiser with several years of aircraft assessment experience which took him into numerous locations in Africa and the Middle East.

He is a qualified pilot who loves to fly. Equipped with a Bachelors of Business Administration, David is passionate about finding ways to create value for our clients.

Paul Jackson

Director at Investment Aircraft (USA)
Paul has a diverse aircraft sales background. He has bought and sold everything from Super Cubs to Gulfstream’s and Cessna’s to P-51’s. He has been in the business for over 25 years and brings his experience and expertise to each transaction. Paul holds an ATP with multiple type ratings, a Seaplane rating, and is a Certified Flight Instructor. He has accumulated over 22,000 hours of flight time. He has a passion for aviation that extends beyond sales. He has flown everything from pre-World War II aircraft to modern jets.

He was the co-host of “The Flightline” aviation TV show that aired on the Discovery Network, Fox Sports North and local television. The show is seen worldwide thru Amazon Prime and iTunes. Paul is a member of AOPA, EAA, Warbirds of America, North American Trainers Association, Seaplane Pilots Association, Recreation Aviation Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Pilots Association. He operates a seaplane base in McGregor, MN and keeps a full-time residence with his wife Kristi in the Minneapolis area.

Paul Leaker

Chief Technical Officer
Paul is a Senior Certified Aircraft Appraiser and operations and technical auditor with over 30-years of experience in the aviation industry. During the course of his career He has sold a wide range of aircraft from Boeing 737’s, Bae 146 and other narrow body airliners to business jets and helicopters.

Whilst no longer active as a Pilot, he is an experienced fixed wing Pilot having been licensed as Pilot in Command on 55x turbine and fixed-wing aircraft and when active held a SACAA Class 2 Test Pilot rating. In addition to his responsibility for the UK and European markets, he serves as the companies Chief Technical Officer ensuring that both buyers and sellers have peace of mind as to the quality of the asset.

Laurence Nicholls

Sales Executive
Laurence Nicholls a Commercial Fixed Wing & Rotary Wing Pilot with 45 years aviation experience cut his teeth selling and demonstrating new Cessna aircraft for Comair in the 1970s. He has extensive experience selling corporate turbo props, jets from Cessna Citation to Gulfstream and Robinson to Sikorsky Helicopters while specializing in used Bell Helicopters sales following the company he registered in 1980, Aviation Jet Consultants (Pty) Ltd. Experience in the sale of new British Aerospace BAe 125-800, BAe-1000 together with BAe-146s in the 1980s.

He represented Sikorsky Helicopters in a joint venture with Court Helicopters from 1990 to 2000 and brought the first two corporate S76Cs into South Africa.

In the early 2000s Laurence got involved in the sale of airliners and sold both Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s.

LN recently retuned to South Africa after working in Vancouver Canada selling corporate jets and helicopters.


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