LIFT is a relationship-driven business created to bridge the gap between the high costs of charter and the headaches of the airlines. We understand your time is the most precious commodity, and one that always seems in short supply.  The focus of LIFT is efficiency, saving you time and money. We provide private access with a simple dry-lease program in modern, efficient aircraft. We manage our fleet to the highest standards, keeping them FAA compliant, updated, staged, and ready for your call to action. We also specialize in a creative solution to reduce the high costs of aircraft ownership turning aircraft down-time into returns on your investment. LIFT provides our expertise to find you the perfect airplane to fit your needs with the lowest overall cost of ownership. As the ownership cycle nears the end, we will be there to market your aircraft for sale.  We want to be your one-stop-shop for all things aviation.


Efficient Travel

Each aircraft type was designed for a specific mission in mind – some go fast, some go far, some carry more passengers, some burn more fuel and some less.  At LIFT we have chosen a few select aircraft types in high demand due to their safety record, modern design, and high efficiency, covering the most ground on the lowest cost per mile. Owning an aircraft locks you into one aircraft type. With LIFT we have a variety of aircraft to choose from, depending on how much space you need and where your travels will take you. From there, the plane is yours, and we’ll be standing by. Contact LIFT to determine which of our dry-leases fit your schedule and budget.

Business Necessity

Flying privately used to be a luxury. But it’s quickly becoming a necessity, especially for the business traveler who simply can’t afford to burn time dealing with commercial airlines and all the waiting and delays that have become the status quo.  What’s your favorite part of flying on a commercial airline? Showing up hours early? Waiting in line? Submitting to a security strip search? Or maybe it’s cramming into a plane with hundreds of other people? And don’t forget the fun of missed connections and lost baggage. If you can possibly imagine leaving all of that in the past, then LIFT is your solution. With the commercial airline’s business model collapsing year after year, many forward thinking businesses with regional and national travel needs have shifted their focus to private air travel. You can make multiple meetings in different cities all in the same day further improving your business efficiency.  The savings of travel costs and shorter travel times can actually increase your bottom line. You can increase the amount of time at home or back at your desk where you operate most effectively. Our goal is to give you back the time you would have lost traveling by the airlines and at a cost competing with first class airfare and hotel stays.

Total Control

As a dry lease customer, LIFT provides you with aircraft access. An FAA conforming dry-lease is paralleled to an ownership experience where you determine all factors of the flight. You are the authority and in operational control of when the flight takes place, where the aircraft takes you, and who your pilot will be. This model allows you to build a trusting relationship with your personal pilot as a friend in the cockpit rather than flying with a stranger each time you travel as you may with chartering a flight. LIFT is not a charter operator. Charter operators provide a single-use on-demand package provided at a hefty price tag. Our model is designed for the traveler who has known, on-going travel needs. With more travel, comes greater travel efficiency.

Aircraft Management

Owning an aircraft is a complex and exciting business decision. Managing an aircraft can be overwhelming where it feels like a second career to do it yourself. LIFT is comprised of aviation professionals, practiced, versed, and highly trained in keeping ahead of the aviation management curve. We provide oversight on the intricate and ever-changing requirements to keep your aircraft in flight ready condition. We make the most efficient use of our contacts in the aviation field with a focus on finding the best value for your needs. We can help you reduce insurance, hangar, maintenance and fuel costs. Our management program services include: regulatory compliance, maintenance oversight, database updates, professional cleaning, scheduling, and staging of your aircraft for each mission as if it were our own.

Ownership Strategy


Cost Reduction

Whether you are acquiring your first airplane or currently an owner, LIFT professionals assist you with the overall ownership strategy. We created a method to minimize your costs of ownership by negotiating the best values for your expenses while offering the cost offset of our lease-down program. Our strategy at LIFT is to help you, as an aircraft owner, turn your unused down-time into returns on your investment.  We personally have assisted several aircraft owners reduce their expenses to a small fraction of the standard ownership costs.

Acquisitions

LIFT assists you with acquisitions of your aircraft finding the perfect type for your needs. A few items we consider to determine your next aircraft are: mission needs, acquisition price, maintenance items, operating costs, fixed costs, time on airframe and engines, avionics, cosmetics, and marketability in our lease program. Following market trends, we forecast future values based on the ownership strategy. We then compile the data to determine the anticipated costs and returns over the term of ownership. Contact LIFT today to discuss our discounted acquisition services.

Sales

When the aircraft ownership cycle approaches the end, LIFT is here to help. We are aviation sales professionals who research and evaluate the trends on the resale market. We analyze current market data to determine the best method to position your aircraft for sale.

Testimonials

Chris Avery – James Avery Inc – Lease customer

Our experience with LIFT has been very good, their fees are very reasonable. We appreciate being able to go when we want to go, on our own time, departing what day and time we want to leave and the same on the return flight. They’re very accommodating – they just work the schedule around your schedule. And if your schedule changes, they can change, unlike getting locked in with the airlines.

You don’t have to travel to the airport, wait in line, go through security, and you avoid all the potential delays. That’s the biggest benefit—that you can go from your own airport and fly into another FBO and just get up and go, take what you want and you aren’t at the mercy of general aviation traffic and all the things that can go wrong.

Gaston Kearby – GK Motorsports – Lease Customer

LIFT is really flexible, letting us do what we need to do to get our trips done without any hassles. They’re very, very good to work with.

Charter is OK but you get a hodgepodge of different pilots and it’s a potluck draw of what aircraft you get, plus it’s relatively expensive for what it is. Dry leasing is a better option to be able to control who your pilots are and what your schedule is. You’ve got definite control over it and you have cost savings. Being on time schedule-wise is awesome.

With LIFT there’s not a lot of nonsense. It’s all just straight up business, straight forward. Calendars are booked, planes are ready and they show up on time. They stick with a plan, and there’s not much excitement or drama. No drama is what I’m about.

Gary Johnson – U-Pull-It AutoParts – Aircraft Owner

We have an aircraft that we lease through LIFT Aviation and have had a terrific experience, so much so that we are considering adding another aircraft to their program. Their lease brokerage service puts the airplane to work when we aren’t using it which significantly reduces our costs of ownership.

If you’ve got an airplane, and it has down time when you aren’t using it, the LIFT lease broker service makes sense. Instead of the airplane just sitting there costing you money, you’ve got it up in the air helping reduce your costs.

We’ve been real pleased with Coy and Loren’s integrity and how they handle business. They are dedicated to their customers and overcome challenges with positive results. We’ve been happy with how the LIFT program functions for us and we would recommend them to other aircraft owners.

About Us

  • Coy Comontofski

    President, ATP, MEI, CSIP
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    Coy Comontofski | President, ATP, MEI, CSIP
  • Loren Lawson

    Vice President / Business Development
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    Loren Lawson | Vice President / Business Development

COY COMONTOFSKI While attending The University of Texas, in 1996 Coy took the first step in his pilot career and earned his private pilots license. It only made sense to marry his new-found passion of flight with his Business and Economics degrees. Coy has earned his Instrument Rating, Single and Multi-Engine Commercial Licenses, Certified Instrument Flight Instructor Licenses in both Single and Multi-Engine Aircraft, and Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating topped off as a type rated pilot in the King Air 300/350. He has now flown more than 4000 hours of total flight time where almost all of this time has been as Pilot in Command (PIC) in high performance and turbo-prop aircraft. While building into a professional pilot, he was also positioning himself as an aircraft sales professional.

Today, Coy is an aviation businessman with a proven track record of exceeding expectations through the development of lasting relationships with integrity and ethical business practices. As a one-man team he successfully grew a satellite branch of a fractional aviation company from two piston aircraft in 2009 to nine piston and turbo-prop aircraft in 2013. Today, with the same passion it took to build himself into a professional pilot and successful aircraft salesman, Coy is the President and owner of LIFT Aviation Company.

Coy resides in Austin, TX near Lake Austin, is a proud husband and parent to a beautiful baby girl, spending his down time with his two golden-doodles, wake-surfing on Lake Austin in the summer and in the mountains of Summit County, Colorado in the Winter.

LOREN LAWSON Loren earned a degree in Marketing from Southwest Texas State University. She was raised with strong family values and a hard work ethic. She lives by the golden-rule treating others as she would be treated. When you talk to or meet Loren it is evident she has a passion for uncovering the needs of her clients and for customer satisfaction. She is an active listener and develops an individual focus for clients, which helps her to consistently meet their business needs. She has over 13 years experience in sales and customer service with Fortune 500 companies and brings this expertise to LIFT Aviation.

Loren is an incredible mother to a gorgeous baby girl, enjoys bird hunting, fishing, wake-surfing and snowboarding and loves the city she calls home, Austin, TX.


Contact

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888-234-LIFT (5438)

LIFT Aviation Company
Austin Executive Airport (KEDC)
6012 Aviation Dr. Suite 210
Pflugerville, TX 78660

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