About Upward Aircraft Sales

Value. Experience. Integrity.

Company Information

To Facilitate Aircraft Owners and Buyers with Value Through Experienced & Integrity Driven Aviation Professionals.

Upward Aircraft sales is began in Des Moines, IA.  Our brokerage has office locations offering superior service in Des Moines, IA, Louisville, KY, Lakeland, FL and Buffalo, NY.  We routinely broker and acquire aircraft all over the United States and abroad.  Our experienced sales professionals have the capability to meet clients at their local airport or airline into larger airports serviced by air carriers.  We also have the ability to hanger multiple aircraft should our clients require a full demo listing. Upward Aircraft Sales has experienced pilots/sales professionals, an A&P mechanic with inspection authority, ferry pilots and CFI/CFII/MEI flight instructors on staff.

We formed Upward Aircraft Sales after recognizing a need in the pre-owned aircraft market for an aircraft sales company that could offer a value based commission structure utilizing experienced & integrity driven sales professionals.

Upward Aircraft Sales has a combined 34 years in the industry. Trust worthy service that you can depend on, creates a value next to none. Whether buying or selling an aircraft our goal is to provide you with the best possible experience. Heavy marketing and our established dealer network is key to getting the maximum exposure for your aircraft.  Upward Aircraft Sales growth is due to our attention to detail as well as our ability to understand each individuals needs which creates a consistent return customer base. We have experience in all aspects of the industry and our genuine full service brokerage offers complete guidance.

Services We Offer

Aircraft Sales

  • If you are ready to sell your aircraft you have come to the right place. When listing with Upward Aircraft Sales your plane will be appropriately evaluated and marketed.
  • Our sales team utilizes each evaluation software as well as recent sales and market comparables to appropriately evaluate your plane.
  • Upward Aircraft Sales believes in heavy marketing and continuous personal contact to give your aircraft the maximum exposure within domestic and international markets.
  • Additionally, our established dealer network allows further exposure to qualified buyers ready to purchase. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business!

Aircraft Expertise

  • Piper Aircraft (Piston/Turbine)
  • Cirrus Aircraft (Piston Only)
  • Beechcraft (Piston/Turbine)
  • Cessna (Piston/Turbine)
  • Diamond Aircraft
  • Experimental Aircraft

Aircraft Acquisitions

  • Upward Aircraft Sales knows the importance of maintaining customer contact after the sale.  It’s the right way to do business and it creates a high customer return rate. Many aircraft are kept for only 3 to 5 years so our sales team is focused on updating our database with available off market aircraft.
  • In addition, our established domestic and international dealer network gives us access to even more off market aircraft.
  • Whether you know exactly what your looking for or you would like help finding the perfect airplane to fit your needs, we can help. Upward Aircraft Sales will locate the best possible aircraft and negotiate a purchase that protects resale value. We will also negotiate an inspection that helps to avoid pitfalls of some aircraft models. Lastly, we will use our decades of experience to coordinate the best path for closing.  We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business!


  • Upward Aircraft Sales can help you navigate aircraft financing and aircraft insurance.
  • We can also provide guidance into the best way to protect resale value.
  • We have many years of experience and we know how to guide our clients to buy, fly and resell an aircraft for very close to purchase price.