Our Philosopy

With 50 years combined aviation experience in Sales, Acquisition and Consulting services, 1st Aviation Group brings a wide array of expertise from War birds to Large Cabin Business Jets. Having represented over 100 owners and aircraft on multiple continents, exceeding our clients’ expectations is our 1st Priotity.

What you can expect when working with us:

  • We have built our reputation and earned the trust of our clients because we are steadfast in our principles of honesty, integrity, transparency, client privacy and satisfaction.

  • We offer Concierge style service.  "Yes is the answer.  How can we help you?"

  • Continued support after the close of the transaction through our network of affiliate companies, including Management and Maintenance services

  • Multiple relationships which provide services in all areas of aircraft ownership, including lenders, insurance, tax strategy and ownership structure

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Our Team

Jeff Coffman, President

Jeff learned to fly in a J-3 cub and soloed at the age of 16. He began flying professionally at the age of 18 and has never looked back. With over 18,000 hours, Jeff has flown just about everything with wings. Currently the President of Coffman Companies, Executive Aircraft Maintenance and 1st Aviation Group, Jeff has made his mark on the aviation industry.

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Travis Foss, VP of Sales

Travis started taking flying lessons in a J-3 Cub and Cessna 180 at 8 years old.  He soloed Ultralights at age 12, Gliders at 14, and Airplanes at 16.  Always looking for more hours in the cockpit, Travis learned to work on vintage and experimental aircraft in trade for flying time.  He has participated in restoring multiple aircraft including, a Beech Staggerwing, Stearman, Aeronca Sedan, Citabria, Taylorcraft, and T-6.  Travis has 5,800 hours flying in over 120 different types of aircraft from a 1929 Travel Air to modern Citation Jet's.  Travis has been in airplane sales since 1996.

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James Carver, VP of Business Development

James began his professional career in supply chain management and has worked in management for several large multinational corporations over the last 20 years.  Having always had an interest in aviation, James left the corporate world to work with Jeff in expanding his sales business, and assist in the transition of ownership of Executive Aircraft Maintenance.  James is currently building time toward his private pilots license.

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Affiliations and Memberships

  • Arizona Licensed Broker
  • Affiliated with Coffman Companies Aircraft Management
  • Affiliated with Executive Aircraft Maintenance
  • Affiliated with Swift Aviation FBO (PHX)

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