Our story

Lighthouse Aviation was created in 2010 by aircraft leasing expert, Jan Melgaard. Our vision is to offer an aircraft leasing alternative that distinguishes itself from competitors by being a partner. Lighthouse Aviation’s approach to partnership is being responsive to the customer’s needs and establishing long term relationships.

Today, the company is managed by Jan Melgaard and Max Bachrach.

 Lighthouse Aviation: a business partner, who understands the importance of responding swiftly and being customer oriented.

If you are considering making changes in your fleet or investing in aircraft, please contact us.

Meet Jan

Danish native Jan Melgaard has more than 25 years experience with financing, leasing and investing in commercial aircraft.

2008 – 2010: CEO – Nordic Aviation Capital
2004 – 2007: President/CEO – Volito Aviation
1999 – 2004: Co-founder/President – Sigma
1987 – 1999: First VP – PK AirFinance

Jan received his MBA from Columbia University in New York.

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Meet Max

Swedish native Max Bachrach has been in the aircraft mgt. industry since 1997 focused on analysis, financing, leasing and  purchasing commercial aircraft.

2007 – 2012: CEO and Owner – Capaero AB
2004 – 2012: Partner/EVP – Sigma
1999 – 2003: Partner/VP Marketing – Sigma
1997 – 1999: Ass. VP Analysis – PK AirFinance

Max received his B.S.B.A. in International Business from University of Denver (Cum Laude Graduate) in 1997.

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