Welcome to Aircraft Associates

Aircraft Associates Welcomes Nick Africano to our team!

I am pleased to announce that, as of January 1st this year, my son, Nick Africano, has partnered with me and joined Aircraft Associates as Associate Principal. He is currently focusing on the intake, assessment and appraisal of new aircraft inventory as well as prebuy coordination, determining client fit, marketing and enhancing our online presence. As his experience and pilot credentials allow, he will eventually take on the full compliment of services we provide to our clients.

Nick has grown up in aviation and has been flying in GA airplanes since he was literally weeks old. He started behind the controls around the age of 8 and earned his PPL in 2005. Shortly thereafter, he earned his complex and high performance endorsements in an A36 Bonanza. In 2021, he earned his instrument rating and is currently pursuing his commercial and multiengine rating. Nick has achieved Level 1 of the ABS Aviator program and has been party to numerous aircraft transactions, inspections, restorations and ownership experiences which will suit him well as he plays a larger role in our business for the years to come.

Prior to joining our business, Nick earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and then spent 12 years in the construction and design industry in sales, project management and leadership positions. When he is not traveling to see new airplanes or helping clients, he enjoys sharing his love of aviation with his family and friends. You can also find him cooking or traveling with his wife, Sara, or playing sports with his two young boys.

Please join me in welcoming Nick to the business. We are both looking forward to further serving our clients as we start this new chapter

All the best, 

Randy J. Africano - Principal

(309) 208-4581