Sparfell Aviation Group
Board Member

Brandt began his career in Aviation in 1998, when he had the privilege of learning the business while working alongside his father Mike for about 15 years at a major US aircraft brokerage firm; leveraging his previous experience of living and traveling abroad, he quickly built a wide array of worldwide clients and contacts, and in 2013 founded Ascension Aero, a full-service consulting and trading company specializing in aircraft acquisitions. In 2020, he was offered and accepted the opportunity to oversee Global Aircraft Trading for Sparfell Aviation Group, an international Sales, Management and Charter business which operates nearly 40 aircraft in Europe. It also provided the opportunity to bring the “father-son” tradition full cycle, as his son JP also works for Sparfell. With offices in Geneva, Switzerland and throughout Europe, as well as in Singapore and in Washington, DC where Brandt is based, Sparfell has a truly Global reach while also maintaining local connections.

With 25 years of experience, a worldwide network of contacts, and numerous domestic and international transactions completed totaling over $1B USD, he has a proven ability to assess the aircraft marketplace, offer market driven insight and assist clients in accomplishing their goals. His goal is to serve his clients’ interests with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.