Janine K. Iannarelli, Founder and President of Par Avion Ltd.
June 6, 2018
Janine K. Iannarelli established Par Avion Ltd. in 1997 in Houston, TX. She has more than 30 years of business aviation experience and a wealth of experience in cross-border aircraft transactions. She is routinely sought out for informed commentary on sales, trends in the new and pre-owned global market place for aircraft, the importance of STEM education to the future of aerospace, and other business aviation-related matters. She has been quoted in news and feature stories in numerous media outlets, including Bloomberg Business News, Bloomberg Pursuits, Aviation International News, Aviation Week, Business Jet Traveler, Forbes, Houston Public Media Radio (a National Public Radio affiliate), the local TV affiliates for ABC, Fox and The CW, Reuters, The Bergen Record, the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Business Journal, the Houston Chronicle, the Wichita Eagle, and the Wichita Business Journal. Since 2010, Iannarelli has served as a blogger for AVBuyer.com, contributing her personal insights and perspectives on business aviation. She also has contributed to news stories on transportation to and from major sporting events via private aircraft, including Super Bowl LI for Bloomberg TV.
About Par Avion Ltd.
Par Avion Ltd. is an international business aircraft marketing firm that specializes in the sale of business aircraft with an emphasis on pre-owned business jets valued upwards of $65,000,000. Key services that Par Avion Ltd. offers include exclusive representation, acquisition on demand, and the oversight of an aircraft sales transaction. With U.S. offices in Houston and the greater New York area, and with strategic partners in Europe, Africa and Asia, Par Avion offers a truly global reach for supporting aircraft sales and marketing needs.
Par Avion Ltd. has built a reputation for being a leading purveyor of pre-owned Dassault Falcon Jets. The Par Avion team also has extensive experience with buying and selling the Bombardier, Citation, Embraer, Gulfstream and Hawker business jet product lines. Regarded as an expert in cross-border transactions, the vast majority of the company’s business encompasses sales between Europe and the United States.
Memberships and Committee Chair
Iannarelli is a member of the NBAA, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), Women in Aviation International, and the American Marketing Association. In February 2016, Iannarelli was invited to serve on the EBAA Associate Member’s Sales and Acquisition committee providing her expert advice and counsel on international sales transactions and in March 2017, she was appointed Chair. She regularly attends industry–related seminars and conferences sponsored by NBAA, EBAA, Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA), various manufacturers, aviation product vendors, and industry trade and air shows, among which is the Paris Air Show, which focuses on military, commercial and business aviation. In addition, she regularly serves as a panelist and presenter at industry events that focus on current valuations and trends in the new and pre-owned global marketplace for aircraft as well as a regular guest commentator on main stream and aviation-focused radio programs and podcasts.
In January 2016, Iannarelli was reappointed to and named as Chair by Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee for which former Governor Rick Perry originally appointed her.
Acknowledgements and Honors
In 2013, KRIV Fox 26 TV’s Lone Star Spirit segment recognized Iannarelli for continuing to support Houston-area charities, in spite of challenging economic times. She was featured on the cover of the November/December 2013 edition of Aviation for Women Magazine. Awards and recognition include being named a Great Woman of Texas by the Fort Worth Business Press in 2011; named by the Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce as one of the final four for the Texas Business Woman of the Year in 2016 and 2017; one of three inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey, September 2016; named among the “99” finalists for inclusion to the National Aviation Hall of Fame of Dayton, Ohio, September 2016; honored by Texas Executive Women as a Woman on the Move November 2016; and is among those named by Enterprising Women Magazine as a 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Champion. Also, in 2017 Iannarelli was one of four Houston area women honored for being leaders in STEM-related fields by Girlstart and was named one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women by Houston Woman Magazine.
A 1983 graduate of Montclair State University in New Jersey, Iannarelli earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing and a minor in psychology.