About The Dow Group

A Note from John Dow

The Dow Group brings together a team of highly experienced private aviation professionals dedicated to the mission of creating value for our clients in the acquisition and sale of business aircraft. We do this with the utmost professionalism, integrity and transparency, always focusing on our clients’ needs and best interests.

I have been fortunate to develop a wide network of aviators, purchasers, owners and operators of numerous business jets over the last three decades, that bring a first-hand, extensive operational perspective that very few brokers and dealers can offer.

As such, technical expertise and transactional competence form the cornerstones of our reputation. A meticulous attention to detail and personalized service round out the skill set of The Dow Group as an exceptional partner and client advocate.

As a lifelong aviation enthusiast, I want to share my knowledge and the knowledge of our team with you. Working through the process of buying or selling an aircraft is both challenging and rewarding, and helps forge lifetime business and personal relationships.

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John Dow

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As the founder, John brings nearly 30 years of experience in private aviation, providing his clients aircraft brokerage, acquisition, sales, management leasing and flight operations services. A type-rated captain on multiple Citations, Hawkers and Gulfstreams, John is both a visionary and a dynamic leader who has developed a strong reputation for delivering competent, honest advice and exceptional value.

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Our Values

The principles that have served as the building blocks of our success in business aviation over the past three decades are an integral part of The Dow Group’s business philosophy today. Every client is important and treated with the utmost respect. This respect is the key to our team approach to conducting business.

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Guiding Principles

Safety and security first

Quality, integrity and honesty
in all that we do

Giving back to the community

Striving for excellence

Aircraft Acquisitions

Using a rigorous methodology and industry best practices, the experts of The Dow Group work as a team with each client to make the complex process of acquiring an aircraft a seamless one. Whether acting as exclusive representative in the pre-owned jet market or as a liaison with the manufacturer of a new aircraft, we guide our clients through the entire acquisition cycle. Our acquisition services include needs analysis, market research, asset valuation, financial planning, aircraft sourcing, negotiation and contracting, pre-purchase inspection, and entry into service.

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Our proven multi-step approach relies
on the following three core principles:

Know The Customer

Our client’s needs, preferences (and ultimately budget) is where everything starts and ends. Therefore, our first priority is to fully understand those parameters and requirements. Leveraging our extensive technical and operational expertise, we then evaluate potential solutions, focusing on our client’s long-term financial outcomes, and ensuring that the acquired aircraft is a sound investment.

Full Disclosure

Whether buying or selling an aircraft, we believe in the power of solid, real-time market information, rigorous analysis and complete transparency. Why? Because a successful strategy starts with setting correct expectations about marketplace realities. This empowers our clients to make better decisions and helps us recognize value opportunities for them.

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Details Matter

Leveraging our years of operational and transactional experience in business aviation, the experts of The Dow Group understand that each transaction is unique and work collectively to provide personalized service with attention to every detail.

Aircraft Sales

The experts of The Dow Group bring decades of experience in the marketing and selling of all major makes of business aircraft. Each sales campaign is handled with attention to every aspect of the transaction.

What sets The Dow Group apart?

When you hire The Dow Group, you retain an extended team of seasoned professionals who are fully dedicated to your best interests.

Team Work in Action

The experts of The Dow Group work together as a team, sharing information on opportunities, combining market and technical knowledge for the ultimate benefit of each of our clients.

The Power of Being There

Again working as a team, we ensure that a representative of The Dow Group is physically present, in person with your aircraft, at all key phases of the transaction. This includes showings, demo flights, inspections and all key meetings with potential buyers where your interests are best represented in person.

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Impactful, Original and Comprehensive Marketing

Our marketing approach is multi-faceted, leveraging original, expert ad creation and design with careful selection of traditional / print, digital, trade and lifestyle media to ensure maximum visibility with the target audiences. This is complemented by a sustained direct marketing and sales effort targeted directly at both decision makers and a worldwide network of trusted industry professionals.

Current listings

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2010 Dassault Falcon 7X

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2013 Gulfstream G550


Advisory Services

The Dow Group offers fee-based advisory services aimed at helping our current and potential clients determine the optimal private travel solution to meet their needs.

Our team of professionals brings decades of first-hand experience in all facets of private aviation including charter, fractional ownership and whole aircraft ownership, aircraft management and aircraft maintenance.

We understand the pros and cons of each solution. Based on a comprehensive assessment of your travel needs, operational priorities and personal preferences, we can recommend the best solution(s) for you to fly privately within the financial parameters and objectives provided.

Among the many services we offer, The Dow Group can also assist with appraisals and asset evaluations, fleet planning, budgeting and long-term financial planning of your operations.

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Other Services

The Dow Group is part of a network of companies offering a full range of aviation and related support services, including aircraft management, aircraft charter and aircraft maintenance.

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Contact us

The Dow Group

98 Willowbrook Drive Auburn, NY 13021

Phone: (607) 742-3059

Email: jdow@dow87.com