Janine K. Iannarelli has more than 30 years of business aviation experience, having represented numerous corporations and private individuals worldwide with respect to both the sale and purchase of business aircraft. Ms. Iannarelli is the founder and president of Par Avion Ltd., which is based in Houston, Texas. Par Avion is an aircraft marketing firm that specializes in the exclusive representation and acquisition of business aircraft and whose area of expertise lends itself to the Bombardier, Citations, Falcons, Gulfstreams, Hawkers, and Phenom product lines.
Ms. Iannarelli has extensive experience in cross-border transactions, with nearly 90 percent of Par Avion’s business to date concentrated in this area of specialization. The scope of her experience with aircraft sales transactions reaches well beyond the procurement process as she has had in-depth interactions with manufacturers, maintenance facilities and completion centers specific to the previously referenced aircraft as well as other makes and models of business aircraft. Ms. Iannarelli also has worked directly with designated representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration and with many other countries’ civil aviation authorities where she has placed or procured aircraft.
One of many notable adventures in Ms. Iannarelli’s career was her involvement in the ferrying of a Falcon 10 and 100 from the tip of South Africa to Texas in 1997. The journey was a unique undertaking for Ms. Iannarelli was surely the first woman broker to undertake this endeavor. The range of these airplanes dictated that a number of stops en route would need to be made, particularly on the African continent, traveling within range of then war-torn countries and negotiating with local ground support whose first language is French. The experience included traversing the Sahara Desert, the Atlantic Ocean to the Canary Islands and on to Europe. The north Atlantic leg posed one of the greatest challenges given that flight planning is especially critical with a short-legged airplane.
A 1983 graduate of Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, N.J., Ms. Iannarelli earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a specific concentration in marketing and a minor in psychology. She studied the French Language at L’Alliance Francaise de Houston and earned continuing education credits from Rice University in Houston, Texas. She has attended numerous industry–related seminars sponsored by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Professional Aviation Maintenance Association and various manufacturers and aviation product vendors. She is a current member of the NBAA; European Business Aviation Association where she serves on the Associate Member’s Sales & Acquisition Committee; Women in Aviation International; and the American Marketing Association.
In January 2016, Ms. Iannarelli was reappointed and named presiding officer by Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee. Ms. Iannarelli was originally appointed to the committee by former Governor Rick Perry in October 2014. As one of 10 state-wide appointed committee members, she works to seek out and encourage business development specific to her area of expertise in the State. She was named by The Fort Worth Business Press in 2011 as a Great Woman of Texas. In 2016 Ms. Iannarelli was named one of four finalists for Texas Business Woman of the Year, a “Woman on the Move” by the Texas Executive Woman’s organization and one of three inductees into the Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey. As a sought out mentor and inspirational advisor, she often speaks before women’s and youth organizations about career development and life skill sets necessary to navigate the business world. Ms. Iannarelli routinely serves as a reliable source on business aviation for local, regional, national and international media on a variety of business aviation and small business topics.
Ms. Iannarelli is a passionate supporter of the arts and charities that benefit children and animals, committing both her personal time and resources to these endeavors. She is a past board member of Mercury, The Orchestra Redefined, and a sponsor of the Houston Police Department’s Mounted Patrol. For more than 25 years, she has been a sponsor, board member, competitor and volunteer with The The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, which benefits Texas Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. Ms. Iannarelli currently serves as an Ambassador for Texas Children’s Hospital. She is as well a Founding Member of the Peace Parks Foundation of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Ms. Iannarelli is an avid cyclist and an accomplished equestrian who has competed since childhood in the amateur divisions at hunter/jumper shows at the regional and national level in the United States.
David Wyndham joined Par Avion Ltd in 2020 as Executive Sales Director and Acquisition Specialist. He brings with him over 36 years of aviation experience and knows that customer service is paramount to a successful aircraft sales experience. His strong analytical background gives Mr. Wyndham the competitive edge in the field of aircraft sales as he is extremely proficient at analyzing the requirements of cost and performance for all of today’s business aircraft. From the flight department to the executive suite, he is conversant in the technical language of the industry and easily interfaces with the owner, CFO, pilot or maintenance director.
Prior to joining Par Avion, Mr. Wyndham served as President and co-owner of Conklin & de Decker, an aviation consulting and information firm. He was instrumental in growing the business to more than 2,000 clients in approximately 40 countries from offices in Massachusetts, Arizona and Texas. At Conklin & de Decker Wyndham helped develop an extensive range of aviation consulting services for individuals, corporations and government agencies.
During his 23-year career with Conklin & de Decker, regarded as the industry leader in aircraft performance and cost of operation data, Mr. Wyndham focused his consulting practice on fleet planning, business plan development, cost and budget analysis, financial planning, aircraft acquisition planning, ownership structures and tax planning services. He also oversaw several market research studies which included demand forecasting for the introduction of several new production aircraft.
Mr. Wyndham is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force where he served from 1984 until 1992. As a C-130 Instructor Pilot, his responsibilities with the US Air Force included aircrew training and safety, operations scheduling, and coordination of flight operations with multinational forces throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. He held a Top Secret/SCI security clearance required for sensitive intelligence flights.
Wyndham is a 1984 graduate of the University of New Hampshire. He holds a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has also earned a Civil Air Transport Pilot certification and is a certified business coach.
Volunteer service and giving back runs deep in the Wyndham family. While he was living and working on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, Wyndham served as a member of the board of directors of his homeowners’ association for almost 20 years and as a board member and volunteer with the Cape Cod Kennel Club. Mr. Wyndham and his wife own a pair of Briards, French herding dogs with whom they have enjoy confirmation, obedience, and agility classes. Mr. Wyndham and his wife of over 35 years are both supporters of various Hospice and Alzheimer’s groups, having volunteered at walks and fundraising events. He is an active member of the American Legion.
Mr. Wyndham shares his expertise by writing a monthly column on owning and operating aircraft for AvBuyer, is a frequent source for commentary for several aviation industry publications and he is a sought-after guest speaker for aviation industry conferences. Mr. Wyndham is based out of Sebastian, Florida, where he will head up Par Avion Ltd.’s operations in the southeastern United States.
Montserrat C. Gonzalez brings her business education to the Par Avion Ltd. team where she serves as a marketing assistant and sales-support specialist. Her responsibilities include the oversight of select business jet markets, the collection of market data and preparation of all marketing and promotional material. In addition, Montserrat brings to the company an exceptional proficiency with online marketing and effectively deploys her skill set by helping to raise the company and our products visibility through a number of social media sites. Montserrat is fluent in Spanish and will effectively use her language capability to address the Latin American marketplace.
A current student at the University of St. Thomas, Montserrat is pursuing a joint Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Marketing with a minor in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. Intrigued by the woman owned business status of Par Avion and our unique industry, Montserrat looks forward to learning about how to manage a small, but global, business and the exciting products the aviation industry has to offer. Her favorite airplane at present is the Bombardier Global 5000.
In her free time Montserrat pursues her passion for photography with a particular interest in architectural structures. Charitable work is an important part of her life and Montserrat has volunteered for no less than ten different groups that support those in need. She enjoys helping to tutor elementary school children in English and math and volunteers at the Houston Food Bank and Kids Meals.